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

Letter From the President


Hope everyone is safe from the rough weather we have endured of late. Now is time to enjoy our networking groups and attend the upcoming joint meeting with NTAEE at Tarrant County College South Campus at the Energy Technology Building. If you have not seen this beautiful designed setup, here is your opportunity. We will have a tour first and then conduct the luncheon immediately after. The speaker this month is Chris Bellshaw of Daikin discussing the topic “Future of Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems”. All student members are invited to join us for a wonderful educational field trip. See our website for further details.


There are many wonderful upcoming events to attend -- April 3 Spring Golf Tournament; April 19th Joint Meeting with NTAEE at TCC South Campus Energy Building and YEA Happy Hour at F&R Distillery with a Refrigeration Tour as well;; April 27-29 is the Region VIII CRC in OKC; and, May 25th is our 2nd annual Sporting Clay Shoot at Alpine Shooting Range.


Our Student Activities Chair, Viet Le has done a remarkable job building a new TCC Student Chapter and growing the TCU and UTA Student Chapters.  

David Muzzy and Sean Rath have prepared a fantastic golf tournament with great sponsors, food, trophies and prizes. Sean is also working on an upcoming Top Golf event for our Past President’s Night at the brand new location in downtown Fort Worth.

Connie Staudt is still creating and maintaining a fulfilling informative website and Van Cashen is creating and maintaining this well designed newsletter. Please read and provide them with your feedback to be used in the future.

Patrick Mooney, who recently took on the Membership Promotion chair is getting that role up to speed quickly and finding ways to grow our chapter.  Jacob is working up a refreshing refrigeration tour and a fun clay shoot.

Clif Upham is working on achieving our goal for Research Promotion. Saul and Allen are handling the operations side of the chapter and keeping us inline. Ashley Fiddelke is closing in on final details for our Chapter History Book.

If you are interested in getting involved and contributing to make our chapter the best in the US, come join us! Hope to see you at TCC!



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

TCC South Campus, Fort Worth

Join us for the next Chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,11:30-1:00pm. This will be a joint meeting with NTAEE with an optional tour of the TCC Energy Technology Center. Our speaker will be Chris Bellshaw of Daikin speaking on VRF New and Future Trends. For more details and to RSVP...

Refrigeration Tour

F&R Distillery, Fort Worth

In conjuction with our monthly YEA Happy Hour on April 19, we will be having a Refrigeration Tour at the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. from 5-6pm. Followed by tasting/shopping/mingling from 6-7pm. No cost to attend. Watch for more details!

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.

Sporting Clay Shoot

Fort Worth, Texas

Come "Pull for Research Promotion" - Join us for our 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Alpine Shooting Range. For more details and to register...

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