Tucson Chapter Lego Building

The Tucson Chapter partnered with NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) to help judge their annual "Block Kids" competition, a free event which tasks K-6 students with creating something construction-related in one hour using 100 lego blocks, string, rocks, foil, and paper. The winners from each grade go on to compete at the Region level, and the winners from the Region compete Nationally. The students work individually and know about the contest ahead of time, so some come prepared with an idea in their head already of what they want to build. Pre-K kids have a crayon drawing area and can play with Duplos. Parents are not allowed in the construction zone but can watch from o

California Building Energy Efficiency

THE 2019 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE THE 2019 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24, PART 1, CHAPTER 10, and PART 6 (2019 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE) California Energy Commission DOCKET NO. 17-BSTD-02 January 19, 2018 (Deadline for Comments: 05MAR18) 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2019 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2016 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2019 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Overview Summary of the Effect of the Proposed Regul

Submit Proposals for IAPMO

Carpe diem Seize the moment If not you, then who? If not now, then when? ACTION ITEM: Submit Proposals for IAPMO – 16MAR18 Deadline Approaching FAST! 2021 UPC/UMC CODE DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS March 16, 2018 The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) Board of Directors has announced a significantly earlier timeline for the development of the 2021 editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC ® ) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC ® ) than previously employed . Whereas past practice was for IAPMO to publish the codes early in the edition year, the 2021 UPC and 2021 UMC will be available in the first quarter of 2020. The IAPMO c

Global Giveback

How can your ASHRAE Chapter become more involved in your community? Participate in the ASHRAE Global Giveback! All ASHRAE Chapters are encouraged to have community-oriented volunteer events the week of April 22-28, 2018 that generate excitement at the local level, resulting in increased visibility of the Chapter with members, potential members and the general public. The program is designed to share the knowledge of members to improve the world around them. Examples of sustainability activities: ASHRAE Community Sustainability projects Weatherizing homes or buildings for people in need or a charitable organization Improving energy efficiency or water use efficiency for people in need or a ch

ASHRAE Strategic Plan

On June 24, 2014, the Board of Directors (BOD) approved a new Strategic Plan to help guide ASHRAE forward over next several years. ASHRAE volunteers will help make the Strategic Plan a reality. This Toolkit provides additional information on the Plan, the initiatives and the expected resource requirements and outcomes. This information is to assist volunteers in this critical effort. In addition to the Strategic Plan Toolkit, there is the Strategic Plan Implementation Plan, which provides a timeline for completing key aspects of the Plan and methods for measuring progress and performance on activities conducted to implement the Plan. In fall of 2016, the Board of Directors confirmed that the

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