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    2016-2017 Fort Worth
    ASHRAE Chapter Year
    Celebrate the year with us!

Letter From the President

I hope everyone is doing well in 2017. I am experiencing the vast masses at the ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo in Las Vegas. It is amazing how many people attend this event and all the manufacturers involved that are in our industry. Great opportunities to better your career and be on top of the ever-changing world we work in. I hope many of you were able to attend as well.


.I also hope to see everyone at our next monthly luncheon on February 15th back at the Petroleum Club. Our speaker is Distinguished Lecturer M. Dennis Knight, P.E. Mr. Knight will be speaking on Building Performance Analysis for Building Performance Rating Systems.

This presentation focuses on building performance rating systems and their requirements for energy use reduction and whole building optimization. The program provides an overview of how to use computer assisted building performance analysis systems and ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G to maximize the design team’s ability to achieve the greatest number of credits when seeking project certification under a building performed rating system.


We have several major events coming up. Day on the Hill, our Spring Golf Tournament, then off to OKC for the 2017 Region VIII CRC. Check below for more details on each of these events, and I hope you will consider attending.



Patty Parrish, President
ASHRAE Fort Worth


Chapter Officers

Our chapter officers this year are as follows:

  • President – Patty Parrish
  • President-Elect – Van Cashen
  • Secretary – Saul Martinez
  • Treasurer – Allen Grammer
  • RP Chairman – Clif Upham

ASHRAE Activities

We’ve gotten a good head start planning some early ASHRAE activities. This fall we plan to meet in conjunction with the NTAEE Chapter at TCU Amon Carter Stadium, in addition we will enjoy a Refrigeration Tour at a local brewery. Watch for upcoming golf tournaments benefitting Research Promotion.

Get Involved

This year, we are trying to schedule events that will allow the membership to get more out of being a member of the Fort Worth Chapter than a PDH for attendance at a lunch meeting. We will be hosting happy hours after the meetings every month and sponsorship opportunities will be available. We are also trying to expand the involvement outside of the core group of people who have volunteered their time over the past few years. Let us know if you are interesting in volunteering for a position in the Chapter.

Upcoming Events

Next Chapter Meeting

Petroleum Club, Fort Worth

Join us for the next Chapter meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017,11:30-1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be M. Dennis Knight, P.E. speaking on Building Performance Analysis for Building Performance Rating Systems. For more details and to RSVP...

Day on the Hill

Austin, Texas

Join us and and other Texas chapters for Day on the Hill, February 21st in Austin, Texas, in conjunction with National Engineers Week to meet with our legislators. For more details...

Spring Golf Tournament

Tierra Verde, Arlington

Mark your calendars for our annual Spring Golf Tournament benefitting Research Promotion on Monday, April 3 at Tierre Verde in Arlington. For more details and to register.

Region VIII CRC 2017

Oklahoma City, OK

The Region VIII Chapter Regional Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, April 27-29, 2017. Check out their website for more details.

Featured Items

Become A Member

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with building systems, particularly HVAC&R and sustainability.

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Student Activities

There are many benefits in becoming a Student Member--design competitions, scholarships, membership discounts, and many resources.

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Research Promotion

ASHRAE research impacts the industry by improving the way HVAC&R systems work, how they are applied and allow development of technical informaton to create standards and guidelines.

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Join us for an upcoming Happy Hour/refrigeration tour at a local Fort Worth brewery Spring 2017...watch for more details.

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions on topics for upcoming meetings or events, please let us know!

Here's how to get in touch with us--


  • 817.791.3227

  • ASHRAE Fort Worth
    6654 S Main Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76244