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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 www.ashrae.org .
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,
Twin Tiers Chapter President
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
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.
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.
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)
MAP: See Flyer
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Revised: January 19, 2018