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Petros Papathomopoulos
McFarland Johnson
49 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13902

Dear Twin Tiers Chapter Members,

The turkey should be all gone by now, the end of the year is quickly approaching and the holiday season is upon us. This is also the time of year when ASHRAE is in full swing; we have already had two regular meetings and the Fall symposium. They were the first in a schedule of valuable and informative events.

Mike McGinnis has been doing a great job lining up interesting programs for this year. I would like to thank all that braved the busy Thanksgiving holiday week and attended the November meeting. Michael Collins had a very interesting presentation on refrigerant changes in the HVAC and refrigeration markets.

Our next meeting on December 19 combines both a Distinguished Lecturer presentation and a Past Presidents’ recognition night. The topic of discussion is “Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings” presented by William P. Bahnfleth, PH.D., P.E., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. Mr. Bahnfleth is a professor and director of the Indoor Environment Center in the Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University-University Park. We anticipate a large turnout for this meeting so mark the date in your calendars.

I would also like to use the opportunity to say a special thank you to ALL our past Twin Tiers Chapter Presidents for their service and contributions to the chapter. Many of them are still involved in some capacity to-date. I am sure I speak on behalf of all our members when I express our gratitude and appreciation for helping build our Chapter to what it is today.

When I think of volunteers, and keeping in mind that we are a volunteer organization, I think of time and altruism.  When an individual commits themselves to volunteer on a consistent basis they do so at the expense of their own time for the betterment and benefit of others in the community.  Your commitment and support are greatly appreciated.

Lastly, I would like to invite anyone who wants to get involved in some capacity with the Twin Tiers Chapter to discuss with any of the Board members about the open Committee Positions. These positions are a great way to get involved, and don’t take up a great deal of time. I look forward to seeing everyone at this month’s meeting. 

Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, and All the Best for a Prosperous New Year,

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

December 19, 2017

  • Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings – WILLIAM P. BAHNFLETH, PH.D., P.E., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
  • Meeting will Honor Past Presidents of the Twins Tiers Chapter

    DATE: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    TIME: 5:00 PM

    Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons
    120 S Aurora St
    Ithaca, NY 14850

    5:00 – 5:30: Social Time
    5:30 – 6:00: History and Past Presidents
    6:00 – 7:30: Dinner and Presentation

    MENU: Buffet Dinner

    $25.00 Early Registration (By 12/11/2017)
    30.00 (After 12/11/2017)


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

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