Just like that, a year has passed, ending my time serving as the president of this amazing chapter.
First, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our members for showing their continuous support and being a part of the San Jose Chapter. It has been a great year.
I usually refrain from making any political statements, especially in a public forum. However, it is time that we have to stand for what is right. The recent decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate agreement was disheartening. Taking care of the planet starts from home, and as the local ASHRAE chapter, we are ever committed to energy efficient and sustainable building designs. I would like to take a pledge that every HVAC solution that I provide will be based on energy conscious designs and I encourage all our members, especially the young engineers, to keep ‘energy efficiency and sustainability’ as one of the top priorities in your building designs.
It is now, more than ever, that we need our Research Promotion funds to encourage and facilitate energy efficient projects in our state. We thank all our members for their generous support and would like to encourage everyone to donate whatever possible amount you can to our Research Promotion fund.
This year has been a roller-coaster with transitioning to a new job, trying to balance ASHRAE with a very demanding travel schedule in my current role, and purchasing a new home. It would have been impossible for me to be in this role if it wasn’t for the support of my committee chairs and BOG. I would like to thank each and every one of them from the bottom of my heart for putting together an amazing program throughout the year. I would also like to thank Xylem - Bell and Gossett, for giving me the flexibility and time to volunteer at the San Jose ASHRAE Chapter.
Finally, I would like to convey my gratitude and thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as the chapter president, San Jose ASHRAE, it has been an honor.
All the best wishes to Ms. Lauren Wilson, president for 2017-2018!!
I would like to end my last president’s message with a heartfelt prayer that originated from my country, India.
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