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Our March Meeting (March 7th) is at Heifer International!

The ASHRAE President Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE will be at our meeting!!

This meeting will be followed by a brief tour. This is very exciting and I would encourage everyone to be there. We always look forward to the president coming every year and are honored to have Bjorne with us this month.

 

In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

“Extending our global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for all members is made stronger by global diversity.”

This should be a real treat!

I hope to see you there.

Max Good

 

 

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Calendar of Events

Agenda for March 7th, 2018 @ Heifer International Village:

11:30 - 12:00   Board of Governor's meeting

(Please note the later start due to travel arrangements for the Speaker)

12:00 – 12:15   Lunch Buffet and Announcements12:15 - 1:30   Program by Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., 2017-2018 ASHRAE President

1:30 – 2:00 – Heifer International Facility Infrastructure Site Tour (LEED Platinum Facility) by Tom Spinnato

Speaker Spotlight: Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., 2017-2018 ASHRAE President

Our speaker for the March Meeting is the current President of ASHRAE Bjarne Olesen, PH.D. Dr. presentation will focus Indoor Environment – Heath Comfort and Productivity.

Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2017-2018 term. Olesen has previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice President and Director-at-Large.

In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

“Extendingour global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for all members is made stronger by global diversity.”

Through the start of Olesen’s time with ASHRAE, he did not have the opportunity to get involved with a local chapter to dedicate his time and efforts to the HVAC industry – and believes in the importance of working together to create a better built environment.

“Many of our members are only active on one side – either the technical side, mainly at the Society level, or the grassroots side at the local chapter level,” Olesen said. “However, one side cannot live without the other. We will work to extend our global connections and more strongly link our members worldwide. Doing so will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world.”

Olesen is the Director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy and a Professor at Danish Technical University.

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Olesen has been a part of many technical committees and been a Coordinating Officer of various committees, most recently: Conferences and Expositions Committee, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, Membership Promotion Committee, Research Promotion Committee, Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee.

For his efforts and dedication to ASHRAE, Olesen is the recipient of the Lou Flagg Historical Award, Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Olesen earned his Ph.D. in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1975 and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1972 – both degrees obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.

 

 

 

 

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ASHRAE History

Arkansas ASHRAE History

Russell Black, Historian

March is History Month for Arkansas ASHRAE, and we will have a History Display honoring Arkansas Chapter’s first ASHRAE Society President, Bill Goodman. Among Bill’s many honors, awards, and achievements are: Arkansas Chapter President (1969), ASHRAE Fellow (1992), Ernest Pettit Memorial Award (1995), ASHRAE Society President (1999-2000), Exceptional Service Award (2008), Distinguished 50-Year Member (2012), and Arkansas ASHRAE Hall of Fame (Inaugural Class of 2013). The History Display is mainly a pictorial celebration of Bill’s outstanding leadership record, but it will also have several pertinent physical items, including a few of his awards, interviews, and his 1999-2000 ASHRAE Journal Presidential kickoff edition (August 1999). Please stop by and view the Display and help us celebrate the legacy of one of Arkansas ASHRAE’s elite historical leaders.

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Events and Sponsorships

 

 

 

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