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ALOHA - President’s Message - November 2017

First off I would like to thanks all who attended the chapter meeting last month.  We had 65 people which was the most people I can remember for a chapter meeting.  I would also like to apologize to everyone who could not fit in the room.  We informed the Plaza Club that we would have 45 people since we had 30 signed up the day before but the last-minute registrations were unprecedented.  Please try to sign up earlier in future months so we can have proper seating for everyone.

The first presentation in last month’s chapter meeting by Charlie Waddell of Global Plasma Solutions was very informative.  The product looks like it could potentially save energy, reduce smells and reduce mold within a building.   In the main presentation ASHRAE Society President Bjarne Olesen discussed his thoughts on what he wants to accomplish during his term.  With the world getting smaller and smaller with technology, knowledge sharing is getting easier and easier.  We can achieve great things by everyone working together.  He also discussed the importance of indoor air quality.  Salaries make up the vast majority of costs for any company so ensuring workforce productivity is imperative.

This month’s chapter meeting will be a new date so mark your calendars for Nov. 16th.  We have a couple more excellent presentations that you won’t want to miss.  Joseph Welsh of Leonard Valves will discuss simple and effective methods to balance water.  Brad Rockwell of KIUC will discuss the current status of Kaua’i’s electrical grid and how they are using PV’s and battery storage.  Kaua’i is setting a standard that the rest of the world will eventually follow and it is great to hear how they are doing it. Even if you are not interested in them, I don’t know how that is possible but stranger things have happened, come talk story with others in the engineering community. 

The Christmas Party this year is going to be on Dec. 7th at the Honolulu Country Club.  I want to thank Donna Kishi for stepping in again this year to set up the event with Dean Borges leaving.  We will need sponsors for the party so be on the lookout for me asking for assistance in putting on the event.  The Christmas Party is always a fun event to end the year.

Look forward to seeing everyone at the November meeting on the 16th!


Kevin Luoma, PE

2017-2018 Hawaii ASHRAE Chapter President


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