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  • November 07, 2018 8:10 AM | Anonymous

    Please find the November 2018 Newsletter attached.

    A lot of things happened with our Chapter in the past two months!

    First, we started off our 2018-19 ASHRAE year with the Empire Brewery tour in Cazenovia. The weather was perfect, we had about 30 people came to the recently constructed brewery in Cazenovia. The facility manager introduced the company history to us and toured us through the whole brewing process. We also finished the Chapter Officers’ installation for this year. Thanks to our beverage sponsor Daikin, everyone got a chance to taste some fresh locally brewed beer. And followed by a fierce foosball competition!

    In late September, the 7th International Building Physics Conference was held in recently renovated Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our chapter proudly sponsored the event! Presenting our Chapter, I attended the conference and served as a judge for students’ poster competition. I am amazed to see so many people from all parts of the world – 33 countries represented – coming to Syracuse to discuss healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments!

    We were excited to host our October meeting – a student activities’ night – right on SUNY ESF campus! Joshua and Peter from SUNY ESF facilities provided the PDH accredited tour at the Gateway Center. We had a great turnout – almost 50 people, among who many SU and ESF students joined us. I assigned the chapter board members the task

    to speak and get to know at least one student; I believe many students not only learned about the high efficiency CHP systems, but also learned something about ASHRAE and career advice from local professionals. I emphasized that our Chapter will keep all our monthly programs free to students – so bring your friends and come to our meetings to learn something about HVAC&R indus-

    tries.

    In October, I also had the pleasure to visit Niagara Frontier Chapter as a Regional Vice Chair for YEA and presented a topic on sustainability and resiliency in their main program. Many industry people showed up for the lunch meeting, and I got a chance to meet some local YEA members as well as local Chapter board members.

    The 4th annual CNY Steamboat Challenge was held at the MOST on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Students built a boat out of recycled materials and a homemade metallic engine that produces steam to propel the boat when heated by a tea light candle. Teams of between one and four students in grades four through 12 raced their boats on 3 inches of water along 10-foot-long inflatable tracks. The competition is divided into three levels: Division I (grades 4-6), Division II (grades 7-8) and Division III (grades 9-12).

    Please join me to congratulate our 2018 CNY Steamboat Challenge winners:

    Division I

    First place: Dragon Boat (no school)

    Second place: Chen Boy of Eagle Hill Middle School

    Third place: Lab Rats of Syracuse Academy of Science

    Division II

    First place: The Ravens of Syracuse Academy of Science

    Second place: Overtaker of Syracuse Academy of Science

    Third place: Oofer Boat Sailors of Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School

    Division III

    First place: Team Supreme of Faith Heritage

    Second place: Pegasus of Syracuse Academy of Science

    Third place: Usain Boat of Syracuse Academy of Science

    By now you may have already heard about the closing of Hinerwadels where we held many of our annual ASHRAE Clambakes for the past 78 years. Our Chapter is committed to continue bringing almost 1000 people in local HVAC&R industries together once a year – we will plan our 2019 ASHRAE Clambake at Spinning Wheel in North Syracuse.

    Last but not least, please join us at the 2018 CNY Engineering Expo at Oncenter on Monday, November 12. ASHRAE CNY Chapter will sponsor the Mech/HVAC/Energy track. Also please join us for appetizers and drinks right after the Expo at Dinosaur BBQ – thanks to our sponsors from RF Peck and Liberty Electric, they are free. Hope to catch up with you there!

    Sincerely,

    CL

    Chonghui Liu

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President 2018-2019


  • September 12, 2018 8:09 AM | Anonymous

    Please find the September 2018 Newsletter attached.

    Hope you and your family had a great summer this year! Beginning 2018-19 ASHRAE year, our chapter will start off our chapter program with the Empire Brewery tour in Cazenovia, followed with dinner at the brewery.

    This summer, our Chapter had our 78th annual ASHRAE Clambake at Hinerwadel’s, which brought about 1,000 local professionals in our industry together every year. Thanks to those volunteers and sponsors to continue make our very own ASHRAE Clambake a success this year!

    We also had our 20th annual golf tournament at Foxfire, the weather was good and we had 20 teams. Thanks to the volunteers and sponsors as well!

    The 2018 ASHRE Region I Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) was held August 16 – 18 in Jersey City, NY. Seven of our chapter members attended the conference, Richard and I presented at the business meetings as Delegate and Alternate. Congratulations to the following six of our Chapter members who were recognized with awards at the CRC!

    • Steve Sill Most Improved Chapter Performance - Honorable Mention

    • Brendan Hall GGAC Outstanding Chapter Performance - Honorable Mention

    • Matt Clark YEA Outstanding Chapter Performance Award

    • Steven Sill Websitation of Excellence Award

    • John McBlane CTT Sustainability Award

    • Rick D'Ambrosia Student Activities RVC “Top Dog” Award

    Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., is ASHRAE’s President for the 2018-2019 term. She is an ASHRAE Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer. Her theme for the Society year is “Building Our New Energy Future.” From my interaction with Sheila and other ASHRAE members, her dedication to ASHRAE and being one of the only a couple of ASHRAE female presidents has encouraged many members, especially those women engineers in our industry.

    Finally, it’s an honor to serve as CNY Chapter President for 2018-2019 term for our about 250 local ASHRAE members. One of my messages as a Regional Vice Chair is “you belong here”, I cordially welcome all local professionals and students to our Chapter meetings – you contribute to our industry and share our mission, to advance the arts and sciences of HVAC&R to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world, you belong here. See you at the brewery in September!

    Sincerely,

    CL

    Chonghui Liu

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President 2018-2019



  • May 14, 2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Please find a copy of the newsletter attached.

    I am sad to announce the passing of a member of the CNY ASHRAE family, Bill Clark, April 27, 2017. Bill was a 30 year employee at Carrier Corp and had attended our meetings up until last month.

    The May (5/16/2018 at 7:00 PM) meeting will be attended by Heather Platt, from ASHRAE Society. Heather will be speaking on Water Management and Health Care. At this meeting we will also be installing the new Officers for the new year.

    If you have not made your contribution to Research and Promotion, please contact Tim Anderson. If you are thinking of joining or need to pay your dues, please contact Derek Birdsall at your earli-est convenience.

    We are continuing to look and accept donations of equipment for student branches. Also, if you know of anyone who would like to have an intern please contact Rick D’Ambrosia.

    The Central New York Chapter is soliciting membership for material, time and assistance with the Sustainability Project with the Nonprofit Human Services Agency, Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. in Fulton. I would like to thank Ben Curwin at VP Supply for donating a Tankless Hotwater Heater for this project. Please contact Charlie Bertuch, or myself, if you or your company is willing to donate. I hope to see you at this month’s meeting on May 16th, at the Dinosaur BBQ.

    Lastly, I am pleased to announce that our chapter has been awarded $2,312.50 under the Society Chapter Opportunity Fund. This will be used for another Sustainability Project that will be assisting refugee housing in the City of Syracuse. If you want to provide any assistance, please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself.

    Cordially,

    Steven Sill - CNY ASHRAE Chapter President


  • April 02, 2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Download a copy of our full newsletter here.

    I want to start by thanking Ron Westbrook for providing an excellent program on Society Level Activities and Bill Walter for assisting with the presentation.

    Also, thank you to Carrier Corporation for sponsoring Carrier History Night and providing an excellent meal, the meeting was well attended.

    If you have not made your contribution to Research and Promotion, please contact Tim Anderson. If you are thinking of joining or need to pay your dues, please contact Derek Birdsall at your earliest convenience.

    We are continuing to look and accept donations of equipment for student branches. Also, if you know of anyone who would like to have an intern please contact Rick D’Ambrosia.

    The Central New York Chapter is soliciting membership for material, time and assistance with the Sustainability Project with the Nonprofit Human Services Agency, Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. in Fulton. I would like to thank Ben Curwin at VP Supply for donating a Tankless Hotwater

    Heater for this project. Please contact Charlie Bertuch, or myself, if you or your company is willing to donate. I hope to see you at this month’s meeting on April 11th, at the Dinosaur BBQ.

    Lastly, I am pleased to announce that our chapter has been awarded $2,312.50 under the Society Chapter Opportunity Fund. This will be used for another Sustainability Project that will be assisting refugee housing in the City of Syracuse. We have received some donations from local contractor and vendor, If you want to provide any assistance, please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself.

    Cordially,

    Steven Sill 

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President


  • February 05, 2018 10:05 PM | Anonymous

    Download a copy of our full newsletter here.

    I hope everyone is surviving this winter season, I hope it does not stop you from coming to the meeting Wednesday night. I would like to begin with a “Thank You” to Fulton Boiler, for providing an excellent program for last month.

    If you have not made your contribution to Research Promotion, please contact Tim Anderson. If you are thinking of joining or need to pay your dues, please contact Derek Birdsall at your earliest convenience.

    We are continuing to look and accept donations of equipment for student branches. Also, if you know of anyone who would like to have an intern please contact Rick D’Ambrosia.

    The Central New York Chapter is soliciting membership for material, time and assistance with the Sustainability Project with the Nonprofit Human Services Agency, Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. in Fulton. I would like to thank Ben Curwin at VP Supply for donating a Tankless Hotwater Heater for this project. Please contact Charlie Bertuch, or myself, if you or your company is willing to donate. I hope to see you at this month’s meeting on February 7th, at the Dinosaur BBQ.

    Lastly, I am pleased to announce that our chapter has been awarded $2,312.50 under the Society Chapter Opportunity Fund. This will be used for another Sustainability Project that will be assisting refugee housing in the City of Syracuse. If you want to provide any assistance, please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself.

    Cordially,

    Steven Sill 

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President


  • January 08, 2018 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    Please find the January 2018 Newsletter attached.

    I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, a joyous New Years, and all in all a safe holiday season. I would like to begin with a thank you to Michael Collins, from Eagle Bay Refrigeration, for providing an excellent program for last month.

    If you have not made your contribution to Research Promotion, please contact Tim Anderson. If you are thinking of joining or in need of paying your dues, please contact Derek Birdsall at your earliest convenience.

    We are continuing to look and accept donations of equipment, also, if you know of anyone who would like to have an intern please contact Rick D’Ambrosia.

    The Central New York Chapter is in the process of soliciting donations the membership for material and time to assist with the sustainability project with the nonprofit Oswego County Opportunities. Please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself if you or your company is willing to donate. I hope to see you at this month’s meeting on January 10 at the Dinosaur BBQ.

    Lastly, I am pleased to announce that our chapter has been awarded $2,312.50 under the Society Chapter Opportunity Fund. This will be used for another sustainability project that will be assisting refugee housing in the City of Syracuse. If you want to provide any assistance, please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself.

    Cordially, 

    Steven Sill 

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President

  • December 07, 2017 2:25 AM | Anonymous

    Please find the December 2017 Newsletter attached.

    I hope everyone has had a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving holiday and all the black Friday sales. I would like to say thank you to Chris Bove and Tim Anderson from R.L. Stone for providing an excellent program for last month. Would also like to say thank you to Mike Newtown for bringing down the students for student activities night and the great support from our member-ship for them.

    This month’s theme will be RP donor recognition night for the tremendous support that the chapter gets for its two big fundraisers. If you have not made a contribution to Research and Promotion yet, please contact Tim Anderson to contribute today. Last, I would like to give a big thank you to our Membership and Promotion Chair Derek Birdsall. He is doing an excellent job in keeping the chapter membership up and currently it is at 248. If you are thinking of joining or in need of paying your dues, please contact Derek.

    The Central New York Chapter is in the process of soliciting donations the membership for material and time to assist with the sustainability project with the nonprofit Oswego County Opportunities. Please contact Charlie Bertuch or myself if you or your company is willing to donate. I hope to see you at this month’s meeting on December 13 at the Dinosaur BBQ.

    Sincerely,

    Steven Sill 

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President


  • November 10, 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    Please find our November 2017 Newsletter attached.

  • October 03, 2017 2:58 PM | Anonymous

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    I would like to start by thanking by thanking Geoff Sincavage our Program Chair for setting up a great tour of Saranac Brewery which had a great turn out. This month’s meeting will be at the Dinosaur and it will be Sensorless Pumping by Armstrong. So go on the CNY Chapter’s website and make your reservation now. On Thursday October 19th FW Webb is hosting a Back to Basics program on Steam and Condensate Basics. This program is free and lunch will be provided and you can earn 1.5 PDH. Next month we will be having Student Activities night and will be presenting Thomas Guilfoil with a scholarship. Please plan on attending and supporting our student branches with in the Chapter. I hope everyone enjoyed last month’s program and hope to see you at this month’s program.

    Sincerely,

    Steven Sill

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President

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  • September 15, 2017 8:13 AM | Anonymous

    Please find a link to the September 2017 newsletter here

    Summer has passed, and Fall has arrived; and so do the beginning of CNY ASHRAE Programs. We are starting the year off with a tour of the Saranac Brewery in Utica, dinner will be catered by Joey’s. It should be an interesting meeting so please go to the website and sign up at your earliest convenience. We have quite a few new faces on the Board of Governors this year and we have a few famil-iar ones that you will recognize so be sure to say hello to them at the next meeting you attend.

    The Chapter is having our 1st annual fall clambake on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Swan Bay Campgrounds in Alexandria Bay from 12:00 Noon to 4pm, the cost is $40.00/pp, you can make your reservations on the website.

    We will be keeping our meetings this year at the Dinosaur BBQ, with “Happy Hour”, same as last year. Membership for the Chapter improved last year under our Past President, Mark Yonnick, we are looking to keep the momentum going this year by having great YEA and Membership events.

    We are hoping to have a successful year and have a fantastic line up of programs for you. So please come out and support your local chapter.

    Best Regards,

    Steven Sill,

    CNY ASHRAE Chapter President


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