President’s Corner

Happy Halloween! First, a huge thank you to our fantastic October meeting speakers. The Professional Engineering Seminar (PES) for Jesse Fisher’s lecture on psychrometrics and Jen Leach’s dinner presentation on ethics was interactive and informative.  As always, presentations are posted to for NCC Members.

This month's meeting is the 16th annual MCAMW/ASHRAE joint trade show on Thursday, November 12th at 5:00 pm in Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center. It is such a great opportunity to see the industry’s most innovative products and to speak directly with suppliers. Please be reminded that this year’s entry fee was included for Season Ticket holders – remember to register in advance through the NCC website.

Lastly, thank you to those members who voted to increase annual local chapter membership dues be raised to $50, effective January 1st, 2016 at the October dinner meeting. This increase is in response to an increase in Regional Dues and to meet increasing operating expenses. As a reminder, if you renew your membership early and you pay your dues before January 1st, you would still pay the current rate of $40. Only dues paid after January 1st would be subject to the increased rate.

Thank you for supporting the chapter activities! I look forward to seeing you in November.

Best Regards, 

Best Regards, 

Laura Petrillo-Groh

President – National Capital Chapter, 2015 – 2016 


 Register here! 

Please be reminded that this year’s entry fee was included for Season Ticket holders – remember to register in advance!


Register here!


ASHRAE will have a booth at GreenBuild Expo later this month in D.C. at the Washington Convention Center. ASHRAE Society has 150 free passes available to the Expo and have offered these tickets to National Capital Chapter members. The registration link is below. Please stop by the ASHRAE booth, number 1726, to say hi. The booth will be staffed will be Jodi Scott, Steve Comstock and Journal editor Jay Scott.  Jeff Littleton and Vice President Pat Graef will be there as well.


10:00 am - 6:00pm | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Click here to register for the Expo Hall at Greenbuild 2015 in Washington, D.C.: