Mountaineer ASHRAE is considering
becoming WV ASHRAE Chapter
In the last year, it
became apparent that local ASHRAE support to
north and northeast WV has been very
limited. The state is split up with 4
different ASHRAE chapters - all of them out
of state. . Mountaineer ASHRAE section
covers only 60% of the state. It appears
ASHRAE members outside the Mountaineer
Section area are left out of much of what is
happening in locally WV.
In the last year, a lot is happening. The
Mountaineer ASHRAE Section has really got
their act together.
In order to provide better local support for
all WV ASHRAE members, the Mountaineer
Board of Governors and Officers are
recommending the section becoming the WV
ASHRAE Chapter and it includes all counties
the state. For this to happen, we need
the approval of 40 WV ASHRAE members.
- We have a full slate of Officers and
- We had four lunch meetings, two of which
were webcast to Morgantown engineers.
Speakers came from WV, Ky, Penn and Wis.
- Conducted 3 afternoon seminars, one by
an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.
- Membership grew by 10%.
- The State of WV is adopting ASHRAE
90.1-2007 for ALL Commercial Buildings
effective Sept 1, 2013. To help designers,
contractors and manufacturers understand
this new code, Mountaineer ASHRAE members
and WVU, supported by the WV Energy
Department, conducted seminars at the March
WV EXPO, in Morgantown on May 1 and in
Martinsburg on May 3. Attending firms got
free copies of the 2009 IECC (Residential)
and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 (Commercial) energy
codes. (A $133 value).
Creating a WV ASHRAE Chapter would:
- Provide local support
to all ASHRAE members in WV.
- Aline WV ASHRAE with the many other
organizations that are state based. (e.g. WV
AIA, WV AEE, WVEE, etc.)
- Enable support for ASHRAE student chapters
at WVU and Marshall if the interest was there.
- Offer state wide training on energy codes,
high performance buildings, IAQ, etc. in both
physical and/or emeetings though out the state.
- Offer expanded local technical and
- Offer discounted ASHRAE literature supplied
by the WV Energy Office.
- Have a voice/vote in the ASHRAE Regional
The petition drive is underway now. Need 40
members to vote yes. Stay tuned for the outcome.
June 22-26, 2013
Denver ASHRAE Meeting
August 15-17, 2013
Region VII CRC
Regional Meeting for WV ASHRAE Officers and Committee Chairs
ASHRAE Mountaineer Membership Information
If you live or work in WV, you can join ASHRAE
Just send an email to
Ted A. Zachwieja III
will explain your options and how to join.