Upcoming events

    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • Website
    If you are looking for the best exposure to the most influential HVAC engineers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, this is it!  This is also a great opportunity to support ASHRAE research and promote your company among your industry peers!  The Southern Piedmont Chapter is the host chapter for the 2019 ASHRAE Region IV Chapters Regional Conference (CRC).

    We are requesting your sponsorship,

    at one of the levels listed below, for this convention.


    ASHRAE Region IV encompasses all of NC, SC, and GA.  The annual CRC is where area HVAC engineers, manufacturers, representatives, and contractors meet to do regional ASHRAE business, take continuing education courses, train new officers, give out awards, catch up with each other, and have a great time!  Region IV, arguably the best region in all of ASHRAE, always has a very well attended, highly enthusiastic, business-filled, and fun-filled CRC!  The CRC Committee is determined to ensure that our sponsors get the most prominent and consistent exposure for the duration of the conference!

    Region IV Diamond Sponsor - $10,000 (Only 1 available)

    At each banquet and luncheon, you will be announced as the sole Diamond sponsor. In addition, you get signage as a golf hole sponsor, the most prominent signage at all CRC events, listing in all CRC related documents, and a choice of one Full Registration ($275 value), Golf Foursome ($400 value), or 2 tickets to the <insert other event here> & 6 tickets to the Technical Sessions ($290 value).

    Platinum Sponsor - $5,000 (limited to 10)
    You get signage as a golf hole sponsor, prominent signage at all CRC events, listing in all CRC related documents, and choice of one Full Registration ($275 Value), 3 Golfers ($300 value), or 1 ticket to the <insert other event here> & 5 tickets to the Technical Sessions ($235 value).

    Solid Gold Sponsor - $2,500 (unlimited)
    You get signage as a golf hole sponsor, prominent signage at all CRC events, listing in all CRC related documents, and choice of 2 Golfers ($200 
    value) or 4 tickets to the Technical Sessions ($150 value).

    Welcome Party Sponsor - $3,000 (limited to 1)
    Company will be recognized as the Welcome Party Sponsor and their logo will be displayed on the welcome party banner. Limited to one sponsor only!

    Banquet Sponsor - $3,000 (limited to 2)
    Company will be recognized as the Banquet Sponsor and their logo will be displayed on the banquet banner. Limited to two sponsors only!

    Hospitality Suite Sponsor - $2,500 (limited to 1)
    Company will be recognized as the Hospitality Suite Sponsor and their logo will be displayed on the hospitality suite banner. Limited to one sponsor only! The hospitality suite is one of the most popular places during the event so grab this spot early. 

    Individual Partners - $1,000
    As an individual who sponsors at this level, you will be listed in all CRC related documents.

    Business Patrons - $1,000
    As a business who sponsors at this level, you will be listed in all CRC related documents.

    Individual Patrons - $500
    As an individual who sponsors at this level, you will be listed in all CRC related documents.

    Golf Hole Sponsor - $250
    Company Logo signage on tee box during golf outing

    If you sponsor online here, but do not pay online, you can mail a check to:

    Valarie Simmons

    c/o Hahn Mason

    4901 Dwight Evans Rd

    Suite 120

    Charlotte, NC 29710

    Please make it payable to "Southern Piedmont ASHRAE 2019 CRC Fund" 
    • 02 May 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Byron's Southend, 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 110 Charlotte, NC 28203
    • 154


    TOPIC: Dual‐Temperature Chiller Plant, DOAS and Terminal Unit Design for Buildings


        By: Richard Franseen


    Learning Objectives:    

    Dick Franseen will provide high efficiency approaches to HVAC design that designers can use to greatly improve building Energy Use Intensity. Learn ways to optimize building energy recovery and never have to run boilers and cooling towers simultaneously. 

    Speaker Bio:     

    Mr. Franseen holds a Rice University BSME degree and began his HVAC design career in 1963 working for one of Houston’s leading consulting engineers, LAN. After serving as an Army Lieutenant during Vietnam, he remained in federal employment for 31 years involved in R&D projects as diverse as night vision, aviation, and UAVs.

    He became a licensed Professional Engineer in 1994 and began a second career in the private sector, returning to LAN as Engineering Director and “retiring” in 2015 after 15 years at Honeywell.

    Dick Franseen was the lead mechanical designer for the NRG Stadium, home for the Houston Texans, and the 19,000‐ton chiller plant supporting the NRG Park; his total chiller plant design experience is over 100,000‐tons.

    After 52 full‐time working years Dick Franseen is now a part‐time consulting engineer, hoping to pass along his many learning experiences.


    • 15 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • The Palisades Country Club - 13704 Grand Palisades Parkway - Charlotte, NC. 28278

    Thank you for your continued support of ASHRAE!

    Please join SPASHRAE for our Annual Spring Golf Tournament.

    We are seeking sponsors for our 2019 RP Fundraising Golf Tournament. Help us make a difference in our industry by funding Research for our future. We have several different levels of sponsorship and we hope to get your company logo on one of them. Your donation is tax deductible and is great advertisement. Please contact me for sponsorship or other inquiries. Thank you in advance for your support!

    Raymond Labrador

    RP Chair

    Sponsorship Options:

    1. Option #1: Hole Sponsorship: $250.00

    ·         Sponsor will get a hole sign on a tee box with their company logo (or name).

    2. Option #2: Product Trailer & Hole Sponsorship: $500.00

    ·         Sponsor will receive the right to have a product trailer or tent set up in a high traffic area at the golf course clubhouse during the tournament. Golf tournament attendees will be able to walk through these trailers before and after the tournament. Sponsor may have someone on site to interact with attendees as they walk through and view your products or promotion materials. i. In lieu of a product trailer or tent, the sponsor may elect to have a dedicated hole where they may setup a table or tent that can be setup to create interaction with attendees as they come through this hole. Any tents, tables, giveaways, cocktails, refreshments, etc., are to be provided by the sponsor.

    ·         Sponsor will get a hole sign with their company logo (or name) placed on the tee box of a given hole.

    ·         Sponsor will receive their company name on our golf tournament event page on our website, promotion materials, and emails distributed after their sponsorship is confirmed.

    3. Option #3: Main Tournament Sponsor: $1,000.00 Sponsor will receive everything included in Option #2 as well as the following:

    ·         A sign with your company logo displayed prominently at the golf tournament.

    ·         Company logo prominently displayed on the golf tournament event page on our website, promotion materials, and emails distributed after their sponsorship is confirmed.

    ·         Company name announced during verbal announcements made at golf tournament.

    ·         Ability to have a large giveaway for tournament attendees. This could be a hole-in-one prize, raffle, or any giveaway that is approved by the Southern Piedmont ASHRAE Chapter.

    Thank you for Becoming a Sponsor, Click Here

    This year’s event will be held Wednesday, May, 15th at the breathtaking Palisades Country Club in Charlotte, NC.

    Check-in begins at 10:00 am, lunch is at 11:00 am, and golf begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 noon.

    The cost for this event is $125 per player, which includes:

    • •18 holes of golf with riding cart;
    • •Lunch and two drink tickets;
    • •2 Mulligans per player;
    • •1 door prize ticket (additional tickets for door prizes may be purchased separately)

    There will be an awards presentation and door prize raffle immediately following the tournament.

    To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register by filling out the attached registration form. Send your completed forms to: Email – or

    For questions or inquiries call Raymond Labrador @ 704-936-8539

    This event is limited to the first 108 golfers, so be sure to get your registrations in early.

    Golf attire is required. Collared shirts and slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course.

Past events

18 Apr 2019 2019 ASHRAE Webcast - The Future of Refrigerants
13 Apr 2019 Spring Sustainability Project @ Freedom Park April 13th
04 Apr 2019 April Lunch Meeting - Plugging into Digital: What is Important to Transform HVAC Systems
07 Mar 2019 March Lunch Meeting - Changes in the 2018 NC Mechanical Code
07 Feb 2019 February Lunch Meeting - Compressors, Motors & Starters
03 Jan 2019 January Lunch Meeting - Ventilation Research. Is More Air Better for Us?
06 Dec 2018 Annual Christmas Dinner and Auction 12/06/18
06 Nov 2018 November Lunch Meeting - How UV-C can Reduce Energy, Maintenance Costs and Improve IAQ
25 Oct 2018 YEA Social Event - Hoppin
24 Oct 2018 2018 FALL GOLF OUTING
20 Oct 2018 Fall Sustainability Project @ Freedom Park
04 Oct 2018 October Lunch Meeting - Laboratory Control Devices
27 Sep 2018 YEA Social Event - Axe Throwing
06 Sep 2018 September Lunch Meeting - Indoor Air Quality, Air Cleaning, Energy and Maintenance
07 Jun 2018 June Lunch Meeting - Airflow Managment for Laboratory Facilities
06 Jun 2018 2018 Golf Tournment Rain-Date
03 May 2018 May Lunch Meeting - Harmonics for Drive Topologies
21 Apr 2018 Spring Sustainability Project @ Freedom Park April 21st
20 Apr 2018 Member Appreciation Event
05 Apr 2018 April Lunch Meeting - Electroadsorptive Technology – Commercial Benefits
22 Mar 2018 YEA & Membership Social Event
01 Mar 2018 March Lunch Meeting - Improving Building Performance
22 Feb 2018 YEA & Membership Social Event (February 22nd)
01 Feb 2018 February Lunch Meeting - Leveraging Technology For Successful Project Outcomes
25 Jan 2018 YEA & Membership Social Event
04 Jan 2018 January Lunch Meeting - The Untapped Tool for Project Success that Will Save You Time, Money and Sanity
07 Dec 2017 Annual Christmas Dinner and Auction 12/07/17
02 Nov 2017 November Lunch Meeting - Elastomeric Insulation for VRF-VRV HVAC Systems
28 Oct 2017 *Cancelled* - Second Fall Sustainability Project @ Latta Plantation Oct 28
21 Oct 2017 First Fall Sustainability Project @ Freedom Park Oct 21
05 Oct 2017 October Lunch Meeting - Effective Condensate Drainage from Steam Systems
07 Sep 2017 September Lunch Meeting - Variable Primary - Variable Secondary Hydronic Systems
01 Jun 2017 June Lunch Meeting - Managing Risk During Construction
24 May 2017 ASHRAE 2017 Spring Golf Tournament
04 May 2017 May Lunch Meeting - Application of VRF Systems on Commercial Buildings
08 Apr 2017 Spring Sustainability Project @ Freedom Park
06 Apr 2017 April Lunch Meeting - Developing an Integrated Personal Management System
02 Mar 2017 March Lunch Meeting - Using Embedded Tube Radiant Cooling Systems to Maximize Energy Efficiency
07 Feb 2017 Membership Drive - "Members Are The Key To Our Success"
07 Feb 2017 February Lunch Meeting - ASHRAE Society Presidential Visit
05 Jan 2017 January Lunch Meeting - Chilled Beams by Chris Lawrence
01 Dec 2016 December Dinner Meeting - Annual Christmas Party and Auction
03 Nov 2016 November Lunch Meeting - Natatorium Design
19 Oct 2016 October: ASHRAE Fall Golf Tournament!
15 Oct 2016 October Sustainability Project - Charlotte Mecklenburg Park Maintenance
06 Oct 2016 October Lunch Meeting - Psychrometrics Review
01 Sep 2016 September Lunch Meeting - Modern Pumping w/ Chris Edmondson
11 Aug 2016 2016 - CRC (Chapter Regional Conference)
16 Jun 2016 Bojangles Coliseum Refrigeration Plant Tour
02 Jun 2016 June Lunch Meeting - Green Industrial HVAC Design
12 May 2016 MAY Lunch Meeting - REVISED DATE - Beyond Balancing
04 May 2016 ASHRAE Spring Golf Tournament
16 Apr 2016 Sustainability Project - Charlotte Mecklenburg Park Maintenance
07 Apr 2016 April Lunch Meeting - Building Energy Performance Modeling
03 Mar 2016 March Lunch Meeting - Free Cooling and AHRI
04 Feb 2016 February Lunch Meeting - bEQ
07 Jan 2016 January Lunch Meeting - Green Industrial HVAC Design
09 Dec 2015 PDH Lunch and Learn
03 Dec 2015 2015 Christmas Party and Auction - THIS THURSDAY EVENING!!
05 Nov 2015 November Lunch Meeting - Improving Indoor Air Quality
04 Nov 2015 ASHRAE 2015 Fall Golf Tournament
17 Oct 2015 Sustainability Project - Freedom Park Maintenance
01 Oct 2015 October Lunch Meeting - Optimizing Hydronic Systems
03 Sep 2015 September Lunch Meeting - HVLS FAN DESIGN
04 Jun 2015 June Lunch Meeting - "How NOT to Design a Steam System"
07 May 2015 May Lunch Meeting - Water Filtration
06 May 2015 ASHRAE Spring Golf Tournament
28 Apr 2015 Member Appreciation Event
23 Apr 2015 YEA APRIL Brewery Tour
02 Apr 2015 April Lunch Meeting - ASHRAE Society President, Tom Phoenix
05 Mar 2015 March Lunch Meeting - HVAC Acoustics & Sound Basics
17 Feb 2015 Facility Tour @ 1BAC - Hosted by YEA
05 Feb 2015 February Lunch Meeting - Impacts of ASHRAE Standards on Waterside Design
09 Jan 2015 January Lunch Meeting *Date Change* - Energy Recovery Cores vs. Wheels
25 Dec 2014 NFL Week 17 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
18 Dec 2014 NFL Week 16 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
11 Dec 2014 NFL Week 15 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
10 Dec 2014 PDH Lunch and Learn
04 Dec 2014 NFL Week 14 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
04 Dec 2014 Christmas Party and Auction
27 Nov 2014 NFL Week 13 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
20 Nov 2014 NFL Week 12 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
13 Nov 2014 NFL Week 11 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
06 Nov 2014 NFL Week 10 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
06 Nov 2014 November Lunch Meeting - Variable Speed Screw Compression
30 Oct 2014 NFL Week 9 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
28 Oct 2014 YEA Brewery Tour
16 Oct 2014 NFL Week 7 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
15 Oct 2014 ASHRAE Fall Golf Tournament
09 Oct 2014 NFL Week 6 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
02 Oct 2014 NFL Week 5 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
02 Oct 2014 October Lunch Meeting - "Green Industrial HVAC Design"
25 Sep 2014 NFL Week 4 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
18 Sep 2014 NFL Week 3 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
11 Sep 2014 NFL Week 2 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
04 Sep 2014 September Lunch Meeting - "Bloops and Blunders: The Do’s and Don’ts of Fan Application and Installation"
04 Sep 2014 NFL Week 1 SPASHRAE RP Pick'em
05 Jun 2014 June Lunch Meeting - Optimization in HVAC Pumping Systems
01 May 2014 May Lunch Meeting - Cleanrooms
29 Apr 2014 YEA Brewery Tour
17 Apr 2014 ASHRAE Webcast - Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency
03 Apr 2014 April Lunch Meeting - Good, Better and Best Duct Design
06 Mar 2014 March Lunch Meeting - Fundamentals of Cooling Towers
26 Feb 2014 Facebook Tour
06 Feb 2014 February Lunch Meeting - What's You EUI?
15 Jan 2014 Triple C Brewery Tour
08 Jan 2014 January Lunch Meeting - Water Treatment for Closed Loop Hydronic Systems
05 Dec 2013 Christmas Party and Auction
07 Nov 2013 November Lunch Meeting
16 Oct 2013 ASHRAE Fall Golf Tournament
03 Oct 2013 October Lunch Meeting
05 Sep 2013 September*Dinner* Meeting
08 Aug 2013 2013 Region IV Chapters Regional Conference (CRC)
07 Aug 2013 2013 Region IV CRC Sponsorship
12 Jun 2013 Triple C Brewery Tour
15 May 2013 ASHRAE Spring Golf Tournament
02 May 2013 May *Dinner* Meeting
23 Apr 2013 ASHRAE President Visit and Continuing Ed Courses
18 Apr 2013 ASHRAE Webcast - Assessing Building Energy Performance
04 Apr 2013 April Lunch Meeting
07 Mar 2013 March Lunch Meeting: Displacement Ventilation
07 Feb 2013 February Lunch Meeting
17 Jan 2013 YEA Hockey Night - POSTPONED
15 Jan 2013 Southern Piedmont ASHRAE - PDH Seminars
03 Jan 2013 January Lunch Meeting
06 Dec 2012 Christmas Party and Auction
15 Nov 2012 YEA Movie Night
01 Nov 2012 November Lunch Meeting: Commercial Solar Hot Water Systems
30 Oct 2012 Engineers Working Together for NC
11 Oct 2012 ASHRAE Fall Golf Tournament
04 Oct 2012 October Lunch Meeting: Ethics in Engineering
13 Sep 2012 September *Dinner* Meeting
02 Aug 2012 2012 ASHRAE Region IV CRC
23 Jun 2012 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference
07 Jun 2012 Energy Round Table
16 May 2012 ASHRAE Spring Golf Tournament
03 May 2012 May Lunch Meeting
19 Apr 2012 ASHRAE 2012 Live Webcast
05 Apr 2012 April Lunch Meeting
01 Mar 2012 March Lunch Meeting
19 Feb 2012 National Engineers Week
02 Feb 2012 YEA Bowling Night
02 Feb 2012 February Lunch Meeting
21 Jan 2012 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference
05 Jan 2012 January Lunch Meeting
08 Dec 2011 Christmas Party and Auction

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