President’s Corner

I hope you are all excited and ready for the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference and joint AHRI Expo in Orlando, FL, January 23-27! The Region III dinner will be on Monday, January 25th and I hope to see many National Capital Chapter members there.

Thank you to all the table sponsors and the planning committee which made the 9th Annual Winter Party a total success! We all enjoyed live music, cocktails and dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 16th.

We are looking forward to the February chapter meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd where Jeremy Linden will speak on Sustainability, Humidity Control, and Cultural Institutions – Developments in Research into Preservation Environments and Roger Chang will present a Humidification Case Study. At the February meeting we will acknowledge Past Chapter Presidents! Please remember to register if you plan to attend. Another meeting focus will be Young Engineers in ASHRAE, so if you have a young engineer in your office, please bring him or her to the meeting!

Please save the date, Saturday, February 27, 2016 for the annual Discover Engineering Family Day, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. This great community outreach event inspires students to study engineering and includes lots of hands-on activities. We will again host an ASHRAE-NCC table this year and we will be looking for many volunteers, (engineers and non-engineers welcome). Please keep an eye out for emails from our Student Activities Committee on volunteer activities. Our chapter has been participating in this wonderful event since 2003!


Thank you for your support of our chapter activities!

Best Regards, 

Laura Petrillo-Groh

President – National Capital Chapter, 2015 – 2016