June 2020  

President's Report

So far, 2020 has been interesting and eventful, to say the least. First the entrance of a new decade, then a worldwide pandemic and here in Minneapolis, and in many cities around the nation, civil unrest with the injustice of George Floyd's death. We as a Board of Govenors for the Minnesota Chapter of ASHRAE lament the unjust loss of life and our hearts are heavy. Evenso, we will continue on with our events and operations, but as we do we will seek to conduct ourselves by the following: Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. And abide by the ASHRAE Code of Ethics - in which we pledge to act with honesty, fairness, courtesy, competence, integrity, and respect for others in our conduct.

While our chapter year is coming to an end, we still have an upcoming Installation of Officers meeting where we transition from our current roles to the next role in the sequence. Eric Johansen will be taking over as President of the Chapter. Simply put, the Chapter is in good hands. I look forward to seeing how Eric continues to move the chapter forward and improve our ability to serve our Chapter members.

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Upcoming Events

Minnesota ASHRAE Installation of Officers

Please join a large number of the past president's of the Minnesota Chapter, and see the installation of the officers and board members who will be leading the chapter in the next program year! This year's Intallation of officers will be held virtually using GoToMeeting.

Click here for more information and registration.


ASHRAE's 2020 Virtual Conference

92 Technical Sessions for just $99!

Now, more than ever, you need ASHRAE's technical content. That is why we are offering timely, relevant content at a significantly reduced price. The 2020 Virtual Conference includes 92 technical sessions (300 speakers) with PDHs for only $99 for members. That is about $1 per session!

Join live or listen later, it's up to you! Registration includes access to all technical content (on-demand for 18 months), live sessions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual networking happy hours and updates from Society leaders.


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MNASHRAE Golf Outing

The 2020 MNASHRAE Golf Outing is now planned for August 25th with a shotgun start at 10:00am. 

Registration is $520/team or $130/individual which includes green fees and dinner. 

We are trying out a new website this year to enhance the golf experience.  To view the registration and sponsorship options click here.  (The website is not compatible with Internet Explorer so please open using Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome)

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News from Society

COVID-19 Resources


The ASHRAE family is reminded of just how critical our collective expertise and knowledge is as we come together in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working hard to ensure that members and industry professionals have easy access to critical ASHRAE technical resources. Check our frequently updated COVID-19 Resource Page for over 50 free resources related specifically to combating the spread of COVID-19. Available resources include ASHRAE Journal papers, Handbook chapters, ASHRAE standards and guidelines, conference seminars and much more.


This page is updated regularly—check back as additional information becomes available.


Additionally, Society recently asked our members to complete a short survey about the impact of the pandemic on their professional lives and their businesses. Almost 3,000 of you responded. If you were one of the participants, Thank You! A summary of the survey results are available here.


ASHRAE eLearning Courses


Based on record breaking numbers of participants from last month, it appears ASHRAE eLearning courses are your new favorite way to quickly earn PDHs. Check out the 90+ courses available at And don't forget – groups of 5 or more from the same company get discounted rates!

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