President’s Corner

The strength of ASHRAE is a diverse and committed membership. This year, the focus of Society and the National Capital Chapter was “Making Connections.” On our chapter level, we have significantly expanded the role of the Women in ASHRAE (WiA) affinity group and many new members volunteered for the many Student Activities events. Our Young Engineers of ASHRAE committee held several events, including joint events with other local societies. The NCC monthly chapter meetings were well attended and very interesting this year! I want to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers and their respective employers for their support and commitment to the National Capital Chapter!

Good luck to all the golfers and thank you for making the Annual Golf Tournament benefiting ASHRAE Research Promotion a hugely successful event year after year. Please keep an eye on your email as we are still planning a building tour for May or early June.

The Region III Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) will be held on August 18 – 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A full day of technical sessions will be held on August 18th and will focus on integrated building design, advanced building design, and indoor air quality. All information regarding CRC can be found on the ASHRAE Region III website, here:

Thank you again for your commitment and support. This has been a successful, productive, and rewarding year at the National Capital Chapter.

Best Regards, 

Laura Petrillo-Groh

President – National Capital Chapter, 2015 – 2016