The Spring Symposium is coming up.
We will be giving speakers/attendees the option of purchasing a table in the lobby at the symposium, where they can display and sponsor their products/services for attendees to see. All of the proceeds will be going to our newly initiated “community service project”, which will be our participation in Canstruction of the Southern Tier ( )

Vendor Tables can be reserved now on the Symposium Page.

The Superbowl Pool to Support ASHRAE RP is available NOW!


Petros Papathomopoulos
McFarland Johnson
49 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13902

Dear Twin Tiers Chapter Members,

Happy new year to you all. I hope you celebrated the start of 2018 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we’re a few days into the new year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us.

For January, we will be taking a tour of Upson Hall at Cornell University, followed by our monthly chapter meeting. Mark Howe and Lanny Joyce will give an after-dinner overview of central campus energy systems at Cornell, a description of the Upson Hall project, controls, and lessons learned, and will provide an update on climate action planning efforts. For complete details of this month’s meeting refer to our Chapter Newsletter.

Over the years, Cornell University staff have been graciously giving multiple tours and presentations of their facilities/projects each year and have been the epicenter of our Ithaca based Chapter meetings. Thank you for all your support!

January is also the month for the ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo that will be held in Chicago, from 01/20-01/24. The 2018 Expo will host more than 2,000 exhibitors and 65,000 industry professionals. When you register for the ASHRAE Conference, your ASHRAE badge will give you access to the AHR Expo. The complete schedule, registration and miscellaneous information can be found at the society website at .

Last month we had a great time for Past Presidents’ night. We got to meet or reconnect with a lot of the people that laid the foundation for what today is our chapter. We heard a lot of interesting stories of times past, some of the challenges and lessons learned during the chapter’s first years. The meeting concluded with a very interesting presentation by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, William P. Bahnfleth, PH.D., P.E.

Once again, I wish you all the best for a prosperous and healthy 2018,

Petros Papathomopoulos
Twin Tiers Chapter President

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The Twin Tiers Chapter is centered in Binghamton, NY. Its territory spreads from Alfred in the West to Delhi in the East, and from Northern Pennsylvania up to Cortland, NY.

ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter News and Upcoming Meetings:

ASHRAE Twin Tiers Chapter Meeting
January 16, 2018

Tour and Presentation:
Tour: Upson Hall at Cornell University
Upson Hall is the home of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. The building has just undergone a “high performance building” complete renovation that dramatically improves the building with a projected overall reduction in energy use of 30%, together with a dramatic reduction in heating use. The $75M project completely replaced all of the building except the structural slabs and columns. The tour will highlight the mechanical systems, lighting controls, and high performance envelope.

Tour guides:
  • Peter Meenan, Senior Controls Technician
  • Lou Damiani, Energy Project Coordinator
  • Mark Howe, Manager, Utilities Distribution and Energy Management
  • Lanny Joyce, Director, Utilities and Energy Management

    Dinner meeting: Cornell Sustainable Energy and Upson Hall
    The after dinner talk will provide an overview of central campus energy systems at Cornell; describe the Upson Hall project, controls, and lessons learned; and provide an update on climate action planning efforts.

  • Mark Howe, Manager, Utilities Distribution and Energy Management
  • Lanny Joyce, Director, Utilities and Energy Management

    DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2017

    TIME: 5:00 PM

    Statler Hotel at Cornell University
    130 Statler Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14853

    5:00 – 5:15: Arrive for Tour
    5:15 – 6:15: Tour of Upson Hall
    6:30 – 8:00: Dinner, Brief Chapter Meeting and Presentation

    MENU: Buffet Dinner

    $25.00 Early Registration (By 1/12/2018)
    $30.00 (After 1/12/2018)

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    Mike McGinnis
    (Please call, text, or email with any questions or if you get lost)
    C: 607-727-3168

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