For the 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta, Regions V (our region), VI, and IX are planning a combined region dinner. This is an annual event where we get together as a region and with other regions to connect at Winter meeting. It's always a lot of fun, and is a great way to connect with other people at the confeerence.
The Ohio House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee is considering Senate Bill 255. This legislation, which passed the Ohio Senate last spring, threatens the elimination of Ohio's licensing boards if they are not renewed by the Ohio General Assembly. This includes the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors. In fact, Senate Bill 255 lumps together all professional and occupational boards into "one size fits all" language -- regardless of each board's impact on the public's health, safety and welfare. Furthermore, proponents of Senate Bill 255 assume that many currently-licensed occupations would be better judged by the public through open market competition.
ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA, January 12-16, 2019.
Kishor Khankair (Detroit Chapter) completed his term as Chair of the ASHRAE Research Administration Committee at the 2018 Huston Annual meeting . This committee is responsible for administrating the $3 Million plus ASHRAE research fund and through his leadership improved training and the processes of the committee.
Unfortunately all of the efforts of ASHRAE and our numerous partners were unsuccessful with the Residential Building Code Review Committee. Today the committee chose to keep the insulation levels unchanged (2009 ICC Residential Code) in lieu of the recommended 2018 ICC Residential Code. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Region V DRC at: email@example.com