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Capitalaire September 2021

Click the link below to download the September 2021 Capitalaire in pdf format: 1 – SEPTEMBER 2021…

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NOTE: This month's presentation continues with the webinar format, due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, and will be held during lunch time on September 22nd. After registering on the National Capital Chapter website, all registrants will be sent follow up email(s) with the information to access the Zoom meeting.

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A Message From The President

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To the National Capital Chapter of ASHRAE,

For as long as I can remember, September has been a time of the year surrounded by anticipation- “how will this school year be?”, “will fall be a slow march to winter or will we get an early snowfall this year?”, “is this the year that the [Washington Football Team] actually make it to the Super Bowl playoffs?” This excitement can be unnerving as all but the last of those are unknowable (Sorry guys, the answer is a resounding “nope” this year). But at the same time, it brings new things and challenges that we welcome with open arms. This year is certainly not short on the unknowable, as we all have become well acquainted with the term “unprecedented times”. That said, let’s try to kick off the Chapter’s year with what we do know.

I can say with certainty that one constant from last year will be the big shoes that National Capital Chapter Presidents always have to fill. I’d like to thank our most recent past President, Stephen Niez, for an outstanding year, despite the many curveballs that seemed to constantly test his resolve as a dedicated NCC volunteer. I’d also like to thank the many committee chairs and volunteers who continue to serve this chapter and ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.

Another known is the most recent decision from the Board of Governors to hold this fall’s monthly meetings virtually. Although unanimously voted upon, it is not without resignation that we postpone welcoming everyone back face-to-face. We are fortunate to have excellent speakers in the DC metropolitan area and we will continue providing high caliber programs with engaging and relevant topics, continuing with lunchtime meetings in similar format to last year. All technical programs will include time for Q&A and I encourage all to take part in the discussion to keep our gatherings lively.

For our first technical program of the year, please join me at noon on September 22nd for a live webinar on electrification. It is a seemingly simple topic that comes chock-full of technical nuances, legislative banter and marketing buzz, just to name a few. We will present from both an informative and a practical application aspect in our first dive into the subject. Please keep an eye out for emails to register and come support the chapter.

Lastly, I’d like to say congratulations to those who received awards at the ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference this summer, who will also be recognized in our forthcoming chapter newsletter. As we get into fall, I pledge to our membership that we will continue delivering everything that NCC ASHRAE has come to stand for in the local HVAC community.

Be well, do good!

Ryan Westlund

2021-2022 NCC President

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