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.


Petros Papathomopoulos
McFarland Johnson
49 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13902

Dear Twin Tiers Chapter Members,

Spring is almost here and even though we went through yet another snowfall there is light at the end of the tunnel; better weather is ahead of us! When I came to the country 20 years ago, I could not understand people’s obsession with the weather but quickly came to realize its importance and effects to our daily routine.

As we are preparing for spring, and gearing up for our Spring Symposium, we are also looking into becoming more involved in our community and help those in need. This year our chapter will be participating in the Canstruction of the Southern Tier, which is an international hunger-relief competition where teams compete to design and build structures made entirely out of canned food. Our current year Vice President, Kyle Nedlik, is chairing the event, as well as participating as the team captain for one of the team entries.

The canned food used in each structure will be distributed through CHOW to emergency food programs throughout Broome County including food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community meal programs. The funds raised will support both agencies’ hunger-relief efforts including the Food Bank’s BackPack Program. Winners of Canstruction of the Southern Tier will be nominated for the chance to compete on a national level. Come take peek at what Jason Gilbert has come up with for the Team Twin Tiers entry project.

Following February’s well attended meeting at Binghamton University, March’s event will be a tour of Sullivan Park Science & Technology Center in Corning, NY. This tour has been in the works for a few years now and thanks to Mike McGinnis it has finally become a reality. Due to the sensitive nature of the facility and the proprietary research taking place there, all that wish to attend the tour and presentation must sign up ahead of time and also complete Non-Disclosure Agreements prior to the event.

The forms will be made available very soon and once available we will upload to the ASHRAE Twin Tiers website as well as notify our membership via e-mail.


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 Meeting
March 20, 2018

Presentation & Tour: Corning Incorporated Sullivan Park – Tour and Dinner Presentation

DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TIME: 5:00 PM

Corning Incorporated Sullivan Park
1 Science Center Rd
Painted Post, NY 14870

5:00 – 5:15: Arrival and Safety Orientation
5:15 – 6:45: Tour of Sullivan Park
7:00 – 8:30: Brief Chapter Meeting, Dinner, and Presentation

MENU: Caesar Salad
Pesto Ricotta Baked Campanelle
House Made Veal Meatballs in Pomodoro
Roasted Fingerling Potato
Sautéed Green Beans
Mini Cannoli’s

$25.00 Early Registration (By 3/13/2018)
$5.00 for Bus Departing from BU at 3:30pm
Early Registration is required for this meeting

Site visitation form must be completed by 3/13 and returned to Mike McGinnis

Sullivan Park Campus Map

Program Flyer

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

Get in-depth training for real-world HVAC&R challenges from ASHRAE in conjunction with the 2018 Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) in Toronto. ASHRAE will present two courses on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 including the new Save 35% while Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013 course to practicing professionals in the HVAC&R industry.
The courses are structured to help participants achieve defined learning objectives, and each attendee receives a course workbook and an ASHRAE certificate of attendance. Courses will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Save 35% while Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $184 USD / $234 CAD ($139 USD / $177 CAD ASHRAE Member)
Course Summary: The 2013 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is widely used by many state and government entities. Learn the background and development of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, its requirements and compliance paths, and how to understand and apply the requirements. Key updates for each of the major building systems will be discussed. This includes the HVAC system, lighting system, building envelope, service water heating, and power. You will learn key mandatory and prescriptive requirements applicable to each system, as well as whole-building compliance options. Case studies and in-class exercises are included as appendices to the classroom presentation. Read More
Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP
                     Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Save Over 40% Using Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $184 USD / $234 CAD ($139 USD / $177 CAD ASHRAE Member)
Course Summary: Learn how to use the innovative new performance rating method in Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. Learn to apply the new rules and procedures via whole-building energy simulations to demonstrate that a building has much better energy performance than a building that just meets the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. See how Appendix G-2016 can be used to show compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016; this is the first time Appendix G has been usable in this manner. Read More
Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP
                     Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

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