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ALOHA - President’s Message - April 2018

Aloha members of the Hawaii ASHRAE community.

I would like to remind everyone to sign up for the annual golf outing this year on May 4th.  There will be numerous prizes for the participants.  Our research promotion chair for this year who was originally coordinating this moved to the mainland and we were extremely fortunate to have Joshua McDonough of WSP and Katie Thul of Air Treatment step up and lead the coordination effort.  The golf out is the most important event of the ASHRAE year from a fundraising standpoint so it was a blessing that Joshua and Katie volunteered.

Thank you all for attending the Technical Seminar and for Josh Jackson and Katie Thul for coordinating it.  It was a great success with approximately 65 people in attendance at the Ala Moana Hotel.  Having the seminar only a half day could have helped with the attendance along with having great sponsors like Hawaii Energy.  Hawaii Energy is doing great things to help reduce the dependence on fossil fuels by Hawaii.  For all your projects check with them to see if they can help on the cost of construction with their rebate program.

We had some great speakers at the technical seminar with Dr. Manfred Zapka, Addison Bonner and Dr. Kishor Khankari.  Dr. Zapka gave some great insight into building wellness stressing the fact that employees are by far the largest cost of any company so their wellness should be the number one priority of any company.  Mr. Bonner discussed some of the items all companies should be aware of to protect themselves with any contract.  One minor item could end up costing your company a great deal.  The main speaker Dr. Khankari gave a very engaging presentation on air quality in hospitals.  His research will change the way air is distributed within operating rooms.

Look forward to seeing everyone at the April meeting on the 12th and then the annual golf outing.  The main presenter for the April meeting is ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Raymond Patenaude who will be speaking about mold prevention.  This topic should be a must for anyone in the construction industry in Hawaii.


Kevin Luoma, PE

2017-2018 Hawaii ASHRAE Chapter President


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