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April 2015

Happy Spring, Golden Gate ASHRAE (and Happy March Madness, basketball enthusiasts)!

We have been a bit remiss in not including ASHRAE Society announcements in our newsletter for the last few months.  There are a few interesting things that ASHRAE volunteers and staff have been working on; and I would like to share them here.

ASHRAE and IAQA Approve Consolidation

You probably saw an email from Society about this, but in case you missed it, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association are officially united.  The intent to merge was announced last year and the consolidation was approved at ASHRAE’s recent 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago.

For more information: https://www.ashrae.org/news/2015/ashrae-iaqa-approve-consolidation

New ASHRAE Job Board

Golden Gate is always happy to post job ads for local companies (http://ggashrae.org/announcements.php ), and welcomes job seekers to our meetings for great networking opportunities.  Now, job seekers and companies with opportunities have a newly-improved national resource – the ASHRAE Job Board.  A couple local companies and a bunch more from our region are already using http://jobs.ashrae.org.  The press release outlines some of the benefits to both sides of the job search: https://www.ashrae.org/news/2015/looking-for-the-right-candidate-look-to-ashrae-s-new-job-board .

Kent Peterson awarded the John F. James International Award

Region X member, and one of Golden Gate’s favorite speakers, Kent Peterson (ASHRAE Presidential Member, Fellow ASHRAE) was awarded the John F. James International Award.  This award recognizes a member who has done the most to enhance the Society's international presence.   Do you know anybody that Golden Gate should nominate for this award next year?  If so, please let us know!  Email Annie.Foster-Courtney@wspgroup.com and erik@kolderupconsulting.com

If you’re interested in more Society news, check out the ASHRAE Pressroom: https://ashrae.org/news/2015

Finally, I would like to say a special thank-you to the dozen of you who responded to my last President’s Message.  I appreciate you taking the time to read the newsletter and respond.  I’m going to continue using the “blog” layout for the online message, so please keep commenting!

-Annie Foster Courtney

2014-15 Golden Gate ASHRAE President

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