Social Sites

Latest Newsletter

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.


Dinner Meeting at Brother John's this Wednesday


President's Message:

We had an amazing turnout at last months meeting with over 50 people attending to hear Chris Kopach discuss the university’s involvement with APPA and their creation of an internship program – taking their students out of the classroom and opening their eyes to the opportunities within the Facilities and HVAC community.  It was exciting to hear their plans to develop a senior level course that will utilize the ASHRAE Building Energy Performance bEQ program and we look forward to supporting them in their efforts.

In an effort to keep things fresh we have changed the location of our monthly meetings to Brother John's Beer | Bourbon | BBQ. We have some great programs planned for this year so please check out our website at

We are a bringing back the opportunity to have your business card added to our monthly newsletter along with some additional advertising benefits.  Please see the sponsorship information section at the bottom of the newsletter for additional information.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting

-Jason Foundas

October Dinner Meeting:

  • Topic:      Rio Nuevo - Tucson's Revitalization and Renewal
  • Date:       Wednesday October 11th
  • Time:       5:30 pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Brother Johns, 1801 N Stone Ave


1801 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ 85705

Sustaining Membership:

If you are a member of ASHRAE, to help with the chapter cash flow and offer members an additional inducement to attend, we urge you to participate in the Sustaining Membership Program. Your Sustaining Membership will allow us to plan effectively and make early commitments for meeting programs. A Sustaining Membership covers all 9 of the lunch meetings for the 2017-2018 season.

You can pay for your sustaining membership via our website or when you register for an lunch through Eventbrite We have proven in the past that participation by the members in the Sustaining Membership Program pays off in higher quality programming, better attendance and greater participation, all of which are critical to the continued success of the Tucson Chapter.

Government Affairs Update:
U.S. DOE Recognizes ASHRAE's BCxP and BEP Certifications

Better Buildings DOE US ASHRAE Energy Guidelines Recognized
ASHRAE's Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG). This recognition positions the employers of BCxPs and BEAPs to compete for federal, state and local government body contracts calling for the services provided by these certified professionals. 

Click here to read more

Chapter History:

The idea for having a Tucson Chapter of ASHRAE began with a visit to Tucson from John James, the National ASHRAE President at the time. Mr. James was on his way to El Paso to get a Chapter started there. John James worked for McDonald Miller and he stopped in Tucson to visit the local McDonald Miller representative, James Blackmore. Together John and James went to El Paso to set them up and began to discuss the possibilities for Tucson. Phoenix had a Chapter and James Blackmore was a Charter member. He thought he could get Jim Koplan, the present Phoenix Chapter President, to give Tucson a hand in getting started....Visit our Website to Read More

Contribute Information

We are still in need of more items from our Chapter's history. If you are in possession of materials or information that could be placed on this website please contact us:

Any materials and/or information would be greatly appreciated.


Research & Promotion:

We are on our way to reaching our $10,500 goal for this 2017-2018 year.  These dollars support Education, ASHRAE Learning Institute, Endowed Research through ASHRAE Foundation, YEA programs, and ASHRAE Scholarships.  Research, the backbone of ASHRAE, remains the primary fund of the program with over $2 million raised for this program annually.

Thank You to the generous donors so far this year!

  • Robert Kunkel - $250.00
  • Rebecca Callimanis - $250.00
  • Jason Foundas - $250.00
  • Dan Miller - $200.00
  • Dave Palty - $192.40
  • Eric Buchholz - $146.05
  • Buzz Wright - $100.00
  • Alan Olsen - $100.00
  • Sam Rauch - $100.00
  • Dave Brown - $100.00
We are also well on our way to fully funding the Stan Adams Scholarship Endowment.  Once fully funded, the $30,000 endowment will award $1,500 scholarship yearly in perpetuity.  We have collected $20,467 of the $30,000 to date.

For more information on how you can donate please see the chapter website or contact your chapter Research Promotion Chair-

Robert Kunkel


Newsletter Sponsors:

In the past we had newsletter sponsors and we are bringing that back, only better!  For the very reasonable price of $150 you can have your business card seen by our members in:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Website
  • Monthly meetings
Where else can you get that kind of exposure for an entire year for such a reasonable price. Placement is first come first serve so if interested please contact Robert to set up payment.




Jason Foundas

Rebecca Callimanis

Secretary / Website:
Dave Brown

Treasurer / RP:
Robert Kunkel

Eric Buchholz

Member Promotion:
Tom McGreal

Student Activities:
Sam Rauch

Research Promotions:
Robert Kunkel

Government Affairs:
Rose Taylor


YEA / Regional SA
Buzz Wright
Jon Ziegler

Past President:
Alan Olson

Bill Damon


Past Newsletters

1 Applies to shipping within United States. Information about shipping policies for other countries can be found here: Payment and Delivery Information
About | Payment and Delivery Information | Privacy Policy | Cookie policy | Sitemap
© Copyright 2014 ASHRAE Tucson Chapter | Maintained by Dave Brown