Public Announcements

 

2020 Golf Results

ASHRAE SD 2020 Golf Outing – Results and Sponsors

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Thank you to all those who attended the event and supported ASHRAE South Dakota’s Research and Promotion fundraising goals. We had 11 teams out to Brandon Golf Course to support the event and five $100 Hole Sponsorships were donated.

 

Hole Sponsors for the Event:

Krier & Blain, Inc.

Mechanical Sales SD/Pear, Inc.

Climate Systems, Inc.

O’Connor Company

G&R Controls, Inc.

 

The 1st and 2nd place teams this year are being awarded $250.

 

The 1st place team this year with a gross score of 18 under par was Darrell Herman, Mark Endahl, Tom Thorton, and TBD.

 

Tied for 2nd place with a gross score of 15 under par were the teams AC Fischer, Alex Fischer, Paul Ronkin, Steve Ronkin and Jeremy Goodroad, Bill DeNet, Dylan Brugman, Mike Klinkhammer.

 

All scores and results can be viewed at this link. https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/6380390940120482866

 

Thank you, and we hope to see you all at the next meeting this Fall.

 

 

Idaho ASHRAE Chapter Tech Series

The Idaho Chapter wanted to extend an invitation to all of you to a webinar series they are putting on for their chapter. Instead of thier usual Tech Conference they are doing a webinar series including 8 presentations, 5 of which are ASHRAE DLs including the upcoming Society President Chuck Gulledge. Attached is the schedule and this LINK will get you to their Chaper's webpage to register for the first presentation (this Thursday). There will be a $50 fee for non-Idaho members for all of the sessions.  It was the Chapter's thought this would be a good opportunity to extend the opportunity to the rest of the Region.

 

Free ASHRAE Webinar

The ASHRAE Learning Institute developed this FREE online course to help address the coronavirus disease in the operation and maintenance of healthcare HVAC systems.

This presentation provides an overview of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to reduce risk of infectious disease transmission by inactivating pathogens in the air and on surfaces. Topics include fundamentals of microbial response to UVGI, inactivation rate constants of microorganisms and their importance to system design, germicidal light sources and their operating characteristics, UVGI system types and their applications in air, in occupied spaces, and for unoccupied surface decontamination. The presentation will also touch on safety, maintenance, and material compatibility issues.

Link to Registration Page.

 

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Survey

DATE:       April 3, 2020
TO:          Chapter Members
RE:          Task Force Member Survey - COVID-19 Pandemic

THIS SURVEY IS DUE BY 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2020

I have been assigned the task of coordinating and communicating with all of our chapter members to assist in developing the Society’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey is a start of that effort which will continue throughout the course of the pandemic.

Attached for your response are a set of questions to assist the Task Force:

  1. What resources do you want right now from the Society in response to the pandemic?
  2. What questions are you getting from members, your local government or the public regarding the pandemic?
  3. What help can the chapter or chapter members offer to the Society including but not limited to:
    • HVAC system SARS-CoV-2 contamination test results,
    • Success stories of how the chapter or its members have helped the community cope with the pandemic?
  4. What chapter meetings have you held since March 1st and how have you accomplished that?
  5. What other organizations are you working with to help the community cope with the pandemic?
  6. What capabilities does the chapter or chapter members have to do testing for virus in HVAC systems?
  7. What information does your chapter or chapter members have with any superspreading events in the community?

Please answer as many of these questions as possible and send your responses to [email protected].

Thank you for your quick response.­­

Mike Hubbard, SD ASHRAE President

 

SD ASHRAE Basecamp Sign-up

ASHRAE has provided Cloud space for all the Chapters called Basecamp.  I have set up our Chapter's site under "ASHRAE Chapter - South Dakota".  It will be the location where we plan on saving all the Chapter's documentation including BluePrints, Meeting Programs, BOG meeting Notes, ect...  It will also be a location for all the Chairs to keep their individual administration items so it can then be easily passed on to the next Chairperson.  The only down side on using this service is everyone has administrative rights so you are able to delete items.  Someone from the NE Chapter accidently deleted our entire folder a few months back so it can happen. They have an easy retreival system if it doesn't go unnoticed for too long so please be wary of how you use this cloud space.  I believe it will be a great way of storing information for us and it has a backup system built in.  Using this is more straightforward than trying to upload data to our current webpage.  In the coming months I will be converting our current webpage with links to our Basecamp Site.  This will entail everyone to log-in when you want to access the site.  This LINK will take you to the below page to register yourself and to create a password.  Please keep this in a secure location for future use.  Thank you all for being patient in this process.

 

April 2020 SD ASHRAE Meeting - Cancellation

Due to the COVAT-19 outbreak Society has cancelled all travel for society/regional leadership and distinguished lecturers.  As a result we do not have a DL for our April technical session or meeting.  Additionally, with the encouragement of social isolation and our April meeting being student and past presidents night, which is historically well attended, the Board of Governors has decided to cancel our April meeting.  Planning for our Golf Outing in May will continue; we will keep you updated on it as this unfolds.

Mike Hubbard, Chapter President

 

2019 ASHRAE Shoot

A quick reminder that tomorrow - Friday the 25th - the ASHRAE shoot will be starting at 9:30am.

 

2018-19 Chapter Summary

Dear SD ASHRAE Members.

Attached to this email you will find our Chapter’s 2018-19 Annual Report for your review.  Highlights of last year include as 34% increase in student membership over 2017-18 numbers, a strong and active YEA group that represents 22% of our membership, and exceeding our RP fund raising goal by 7.9%.  Additionally, our Chapter hosted the Fall 2018 CRC, which was attended by almost 100 members from Chapters across our Region.  Last but not least our Government Advocacy Committee continues to lobby local appointed and elected officials to adopt and enforce an energy code.

As you can see in the attached report our challenges as a Chapter continue to be declining membership and meeting attendance.

Our first Chapter Meeting will be September 11 at The Country Club of Sioux Falls.  Social hour starts at 11:45 AM; lunch and technical presentation begin at 12:00 PM.  A registration notice will be sent out as we get closer to the date.

Thank you to all who participate and make this a great Chapter to be a part of.

Best,

Mike Hubbard

 

2019 CRC Request

Dear South Dakota Chapter Members.

In preparation for the 2019 Fall CRC in San Diego the Board of Governors is seeking members interested in being involved with ASHRAE at a Regional level.  Any member interested in being nominated for any of the following positions please call or email Mike Hubbard, Chapter President at 605-261-5616 or [email protected] :

  • Director and Regional Chair
  • Regional Members Council Representative
  • Student Activities Regional Vice Chair
  • ASHRAE Ethics Review Board

Additionally, we are seeking input on any motions for consideration at the CRC that improve operations and/or value to membership.  Again, please contact Mike Hubbard, Chapter President asap at 605-261-5616 or [email protected] for Board consideration of a motion.

Thank you.

Best,

Mike Hubbard

 

2019 Rescheduled Golf Outing

The 2019 ASHRAE Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Tuesday June 18th. the schedule and fees for the day of will remain the same. If you were signed up before we will have you signed up for the 18th. If you need to cancel or change any of the members of your team please email [email protected] with the update.

 

Schedule of Events:       

9:00 AM                Gathering & Rules Meeting

10:00 AM              Shotgun Start – Four Person Scramble

3:00 PM                Awards / Hole Prizes / Drawings / Dinner

Entry Fees:                        

$75.25*                Per person for 18 holes, cart, and dinner

$20.00                  Non-golfers are invited to attend dinner only

*Note if registering online & paying with a credit card the amount includes a 3% service fee.

Extras Available:              

$5.00                    Mulligans, limit two per person

$5.00                    “Gimme Putt”, limit two per team

Above Prices include a small donation towards our Chapters ASHRAE Research fund.

 

2019 Golf Outing Cancellation

Unfortunately the SD ASHRAE outing today has been cancelled.  We will announce in the coming days if it will be rescheduled for this summer or if we will refund participants registration fees.  Have a nice Memorial Day!

 

March 2019 Blueprint

Please see attached for this months Blueprint.

 

Member Directory

It was mentioned to me that it would be nice to have available the contact information for all our Chapter Members.  So I worked with our web developers and now have a means to accomplish that via our Chapter Webpage.  Below is a direct link but I have attached a reference page on how to get to it in the future.  It will be located under the "Quick Links" on the webpage.  Link

 

John Schwartz, Webmaster

 

SD ASHRAE Chapter RP Campaign

Greetings and Happy New Year from the Board of Governors to our South Dakota ASHRAE Chapter membership.  This is Mike Hubbard, your 2018-19 Chapter Research and Promotions Chair.

I want to start by thanking everyone who donated to RP last year.  Your generous gifts helped raise $11,730 for ASHRAE research, which supports more than 80 investigative projects and 100 member-led technical committees that make advances in improving the built environments everyone lives and works in.  The mission of ASHRAE Research is “To improve the quality of life and answer tomorrow’s questions through research today”.  In addition to research these funds help in the promotion of our professions and industry by supporting Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA), ASHRAE student scholarships, and on-going continuing education.

I am reaching out to you because the South Dakota ASHREA Chapter has begun our 2019 RP Campaign and we need your help to achieve our RP goal of $12,700 by the end of June.  Donating is easy and can be done on-line with a credit card.  If you can’t donate financially, please consider a donation of your time.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The Board of Governors currently has two Member-At-Large positions open, and need Co-Chairs for Membership, CTTC, Government Affairs and YEA Committees.  Please contact myself or Michael Heeney, President if you are interested in getting more involved with the governing side of our Chapter.

The process to donate a financial gift is as follows:

Go to www.ASHRAE.com and login.

Once you have logged in, in the upper right corner of the page click on “Make A Gift”.

Scroll down to “ASHRAE RP Campaign” and click “Donate Now” and the following form will come up (or see attachment):

Thank you in advance for your donation to this very important cause.  If you have any questions, or would prefer not to donate with a credit card please feel free to contact me at 605-261-5616 or at [email protected]om

Let’s make this a great year for RP.

 

SD ASHRAE Chapter RP Campaign (2019-2020)

Greetings from the Board of Governors to our South Dakota ASHRAE Chapter membership.  This is Jeremy Goodroad, your 2019-20 Chapter Research and Promotions Chair.

I want to start by thanking everyone who donated to RP last year.  Your generous gifts helped raise $13,350 for ASHRAE research last year, which supports more than 80 investigative projects and 100 member-led technical committees that make advances in improving the built environments everyone lives and works in.  The mission of ASHRAE Research is “To improve the quality of life and answer tomorrow’s questions through research today”.  In addition to research these funds help in the promotion of our professions and industry by supporting Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA), ASHRAE student scholarships, and on-going continuing education.

I am reaching out to you because the South Dakota ASHREA Chapter 2020 RP Campaign is getting close to the end (June 19th - extended) and we need your help to achieve our RP goal of $13,000.  As of today, we have only recieved $2,220 in donations plus a few $100 hole sponsors.  Donating is easy and can be done on-line with a credit card or reach out to Jeremy Goodroad if you would perfer to send a check.  WE NEED YOUR HELP DESPERATELY!

The process to donate a financial gift is as follows:

Go to https://www.ashrae.org/make-a-gift and login or there is a link under the Quick Links on our Chapter's webpage.

Scroll down to “ASHRAE RP Campaign” and click “DONATE NOW” and the following form will come up:

Thank you in advance for your donation to this very important cause.  If you have any questions, or would prefer not to donate with a credit card please feel free to contact me at 605-334-2164 or at [email protected]

Let’s make this a great year for RP.

 

SD ASHRAE Chapter RP Campaign (2019-2020) Results

Greetings from the Board of Governors to our South Dakota ASHRAE Chapter members.  This is Jeremy Goodroad, your 2019-20 Chapter Research and Promotions Chair.  I wanted to reach out to everyone who helped get us over our goal of $13,000 for this last year's Reaserch Promotion goal.  It was a last minute push but our Chapter came through!  THANK YOU all for your generous contributions...

 

 

AHR 2019 Regional Dinner

Winter Meeting Regional Dinner for ASHRAE Region IX - Atlanta, GA

Everyone, The regional dinner will be on Sunday 1/13 at Tin Lizzy's in Downtown, Atlanta from 7 pm to 9 pm.  It is about a 10 minute walk from the Omni.

Address:

26 Andrew Young Int'l Boulevard NE.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-671-9450

http://www.tinlizzyscantina.com/

Cost is $25 per person (Students are $10).  Everyone is invited…

RSVP to Trent Hunt [email protected] or Tyler Glesne [email protected] or sign up on the RSVP sheet that will be posted outside the ASHRAE Bookstore in Atlanta.

 

 

December 2018 Blueprint

See attached for December's Blueprint.

 

September 2018 Blueprint

See attached or link for the September 2018 Bluprint: LINK

 

CRC 2018 Welcome

Hello and pre-welcome to the 2018 Region IX CRC.  We are looking forward to your visit and stay in Sioux Falls.  Just a few last-minute items before your arrival.  The Hilton Garden Inn does have a free shuttle service if you need a ride to the hotel from the airport.  Just call the hotel once you arrive (605) 444-4700.  Lyft is also available in Sioux Falls.  It is a short 10-minute ride to the Hotel from the Airport.

There have also been a couple minor modifications to the schedule.  I have included a revised schedule but it will also be included in your registration packet.

Once you arrive, you will find the registration desk in the Lobby on Wednesday night (from 4-6pm) and then in the Convention area of the Hotel on Thursday & Friday (follow the signs).

Also, if you will be bringing along additional family members they are welcome to join the group evening events at no additional charge.  Please just let the CRC registration desk know how many will be attending.

Safe travels!

 

CRC Reminder

First, the bad news. This is likely the last time that a small ASHRAE Chapter like South Dakota, will ever get to host an ASHRAE CRC (Chapter Regional Conferences). Traditional CRCs are being replaced with a “Super CRC”, where several regions combine and have the meeting at a larger city.

The good news is that the SD Chapter gets to be a part of ASHRAE history in hosting this final CRC. The SD CRC committee has been working hard to make sure it is a memorable one! Please see the attached brochure for all the great things we have planned, but here are some of the highlights:

  • Hosted at the Sheraton Garden Inn where you and your family are walking difference from Falls Park, Museums, and all the other wonderful sites along the riverfront. 
  • Welcome party at the Sheraton followed up by a Sioux Falls Canaries baseball game.
  • Infamous Nebraska Hospitality Suite all 3 nights!
  • Friday luncheon featuring ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter. She has family connections to South Dakota as both her grandfather, and father, worked at South Dakota State University.
  • Technical sessions where you can earn CE hours, and learn about the latest developments in intelligent building design.
  • Dinner at Falls Park Overlook Café, followed by the ultimate block party experience as DTSF puts on their signature event on the First Friday of the month.
  • And most importantly, the chance to network with ASHRAE members from South Dakota, Region IX, and Society.

So please join us in making this final CRC memorable! Also, note the following deadlines:

Finally, let’s all take this opportunity to invite potential ASHRAE members to our CRC. While they won’t be able to register as a member (receiving discounted pricing and the welcome basket that is stuffed full of SD treasures), they can still sign up for individual events. What better way to introduce someone to the benefits of ASHRAE membership, then to take them to a CRC.

 

Sincerely yours,

Kasey Abbott Co-Chair

 

 

CRC Reminder

CRC is almost here and there is still an opportunity to Register or even do a few Ala Carte items.  If you do choose to only do Ala Carte items PLEASE add or include a ticket under "Local SD Members & Guests Only (Not registering but only Ala Carte Items)" along with your other individual items.  Please consider even just coming to the Welcome party on Thursday evening & the President's lunch on Friday to listen to Sheila Hayter our new National ASHRAE President.

Link to Registration

 

ASHRAE SD Members Only - CRC Registration

August 2-4th will be here before we know it.  Please consider registering early (before June 30th) so we can get a better idea of the number of poeple that will be attending plus knowing qty for pre-ordering items.  

Again, in order to make it as accesible as possible to our members, we are offering a $0 registration with just Ala Carte items available.  Would be great to have as many members as possible sign up for the full registration but if you would have conflicts it would be appreciated if you would consider making as many of the events as possible. Especially the Welcome Party on Thursday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn & the Canaries game afterwards.  The Technical Sessions are also being offered as a seperate item if you wish to recieve a couple of hours of engineering credit.  Registration Link

Once you go to the Registration Page you should log-in as you would for a typical Chapter meeting and the Ala Carte option for Members only should be offered as one of the items, if you decide to go that route.  Then you can select as many of the Ticket items as you desire.

Thank you and hope to see you in August.  Also if you would like to help in any fashion please contant any of the BOGs.....

 

April Blueprint

Additional information is included with this version of the April 2018 Blueprint.  See attached or follow the link below:

April 2018 Blueprint

 

March 2018 Blueprint

The March 2018 Blueprint is available at the following Link.

 

January 2018 Blueprint

See the following link for the January 2018 ASHRAE Blueprint:  Link

 

C-PACE Legislation 2017

There's an effort underway to get commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) legislation passed here in SD during the 2018 legislative session. It's essentially a way for owners of agricultural, commercial, industrial & non-profit properties to use this finance energy and water conservation projects as well as renewable energy systems.   

The BOG is sending this out to make the Chapter aware of the legistlation and to see if we should back the Legislation.  To that end, I'm also attaching a copy of a draft 4-page brochure which provides a little more info about SD-PACE and how it works and also a copy of the current draft of the bill.  You can also find more info at the website https://www.sd-pace.org/  or at http://pacenation.us/.

SD-PACE Brochure Link

SD-PACE Draft Bill Link

 

 

October 2017 Blueprint

October's 2017 Blueprint is at the follwoing link:  October 2017 Bluprint

 

November 2017 Blueprint

November's 2017 Blueprint is at the follwoing link: November 2017 Bluprint

 

September 2017 Blueprint

See the link below for this months Blueprint.

September 2017 Blueprint

 

Black Hills ASHRAE Outing

The Black Hills Chapter asked if I would send out an invite for their ASHRAE golf outing in July.  Reference the attachement for details.

 

2017 CRC KC

The 2017 CRC will be held in Kansas City from August 2nd – August 5th.  Attached is registration flyer and schedule of events.  Please note the following: 

  1. Register online at www.kcashrae.org/crc-2017.  Don’t miss out on the early bird registration discount!
  2. Hotel Rooms must be booked separately directly with the Marriott.  Click on the following hyperlink:  Hotel Reservation
  3. The CRC Committee has planned the conference’s events to utilize the FREE Kansas City Street Car public transportation.  A rental vehicle is not needed for our event and we recommend utilizing a taxi or Uber for airport transportation.  If parking a vehicle, two garages associated with the hotel are available for a daily parking fee.
  4. The CRC Registration includes all CRC meetings, technical sessions, social hours, Presidential and Awards Luncheons and Friday evening dinner activities.  Please note the Saturday night dinner and Breakout KC event are “a la carte” along with golf and companion activities.     

Please distribute this information to other members of your Chapters.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Kansas City! 

Tom Benassi
ASHRAE Region IX 2017 CRC Chairman
[email protected]
C:  816-877-6384

 

April 20, 2017 ASHRAE Webcast

Your are invited to attend the April 20th free ASHRAE Webcast at Climate Systems.  The webcast's subject is Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performanceand is from 12-3pm.  Lunch will be served complements of SD ASHRAE Chapter and continuting education credits will be available.  Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan on attending so we can get a good head count.  See you next Thursday.

 

 

Updated Facebook Page

Please visit and like our updated Facebook Page for our Chapter of ASHRAE.  We will be posting periodically with Events/Meetings & photos!  Just select the link below....

 Go to South Dakota Chapter of ASHRAE Facebook Page!

 

Raymond Lawrence Roby Obituary

I wanted to pass on to the ASHRAE community that one of our founding members, Ray Roby, passed away the other day.  This link will direct you to his Obituary with details for visitation & his funeral (Obituary).  I also discovered a great article done by Bob King back in 2000 on our Webpage under the History tab summarizing the start of our Chapter and the mention of Ray Roby as a founding member (History of SD Chapter of ASHRAE).

 

ASHRAE RP Awards

As a way to personally thank you for last year’s Research Promotion donation, we would like to cordially invite all to the upcoming ASHRAE meeting (December 7th) where donors will receive their awards.  Last year was a very good year for our chapter in donations, and your generosity as continuing donors is greatly appreciated.  Please join us at the meeting to receive the recognition that you deserve.

Stuart Oster, RP Chair

 

Save the Date CRC 2018 (August 2-4)

August 2-4 for our upcoming Chapters Regional Conference here in Sioux Falls!

 

Our Co-Chairs for the Event are:

Marty Christenson

Kasey Abbott

Ryan OConnor

 

Event Committe Chairs are:

Kevin Eggert - Entertainment

Jeremy Eitreim - Treasurer

Stuart Oster - Publicity

John Schwartz - Registration

Nathan McKenzie - Workshops/Tech Sessions

 

If asked, please give some of your time to help make this a memorable event

and mark these dates on your calendars so we can have a great

turnout from our Chapter!  Stay tuned for further information and

Registration details in the near future.....