ASHRAE Business Operations and COVID-19 Update - 3/16/2020

To All Members,

As many of you know the virus pandemic has resulted in many meeting closures and ASHRAE is no exception. The following information is available at this time.

  • Chapter Meetings & Events: Chapter leaders met to discuss in-person meetings & events based on the local circumstances and a local risk assessment. See the following changes to Chapter events & meetings.

    March 19th YEA Tour: CANCELLED

  • March 26th Chapter Meeting: CANCELLED

    April 1st RP Golf Tournament: POSTPONED to a TBD date. We are working with the golf course to determine a revised date.

    April 16th Chapter Meeting:  We are investigating holding a virtual webinar meeting. More information to follow in April.

    May 21st Chapter Meeting: We are investigating holding a virtual webinar meeting. More information to follow in May.

  • ASHRAE HVAC Design Training Course:CANCELLEDSociety will refund the course registration fees to the attendees.  They are working to quickly reschedule the training. Visit soon for new dates and locations.

  • Region 8 Chapter Regional Conference (CRC): The CRC is being postponed until July or August of 2020.  How all the details work out is not known at this time.  As soon as the dates are revised, we will let you know.  All previous reservations that were made, at this time, remain so you do not need to do anything until further notice and the hotel is working with the Houston chapter to make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate this change.
  • June Annual Meeting in Austin: The Society is currently planning to move forward with the Annual Meeting in Austin. Registration is open. Housing has not been opened pending ongoing negotiations with the headquarters. Society expects housing will open early next week. They will continuously assess the viability of the June meeting as the pandemic circumstances change.


Respectfully submitted,

2019-20 Austin ASHRAE Chapter Officers & Board of Governors

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With more than 56,000 members from over 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization representing building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world.

ASHRAE impacts your life more than you may know. We are the grassroots volunteer organization that shapes our industry with handbooks, standards, guidelines, personal certifications, continuing education, research, professional development, networking and community engagement. Together we impact our built environment which reaches nearly every person.

Our active chapter of over 350 professionals meets monthly from August to May, typically on the 3rd Thursday each month. Location and time may change month to month, but each time we focus on technical topics with guest speakers and provide Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional credentialing.

We meet frequently outside of chapter meetings for a variety of professional, community, technical and social events. You can find details by visiting our online chapter calendar, reading the newsletter, following us on social media or by attending our monthly meetings.

Committees made of local volunteers are a strong force that makes our chapter a positive change agent within the industry. Our group is comprised of the Board of Governors (BOG), officers, committee chairs, and committee members. Feel free to reach out to any one of us for support or to learn how to get connected.

If you are on this website, then you are someone who benefits from our industry, I encourage you to engage in all ASHRAE has to offer. This is your opportunity to be a part of the change you want to see in the world. From personal experience, your membership and involvement with ASHRAE will pay dividends in your professional, personal and long term goals.


See you soon,


Austin ASHRAE President '19 – '20