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President's Message:

Greetings ASHRAE Members

We are almost to spring and I hope everyone is looking forward to spending more time outdoors.  I for one am looking forward to spring and seeing some green grass and leaves on trees.  I am not looking forward to the start on mowing season though.   

On a more serious note, as I am sure everyone has heard, the COVID-19 concerns have become more relevant here in Nebraska over the recent days and weeks.  ASHRAE has made many resources available to building industry professionals here,  Below is a quote from the press release from our ASHRAE 2019-2020 Society President Darryl Boyce, P.Eng.

"The recent escalation in the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 is alarming on a global scale. While ASHRAE supports expanded research to fully understand how coronavirus is transmitted, we know that healthy buildings are a part of the solution. ASHRAE's COVID-19 Preparedness Resources are available as guidance to building owners, operators and engineers on how to best protect occupants from exposure to the virus, in particular in relation to airborne particles that might be circulated by HVAC systems."

The Chapter has been busy over the last month, here are some of the things we have been up to.

We hosted a CEU hour and Trivia event in both Lincoln and Omaha.  Both events had great attendance and it appears fun was had by all.  I would like to thank Devin Abellon and Jake Kopocis for helping us make this event so successful.  It is always fun watching ASHRAE members who can correctly identify the components of Reynold’s number but struggle with recent pop culture events. 

We also had members take part in our Government Outreach Day (GoD) where we met with State legislators at the capitol.  We were able to touch base with 23 Senators or their staff and advocate for how ASHRAE is a resource for them.  A big thank you to Peter Koneck-Wilwerding for putting this day together.  I do know he is raising the bar for this event next year already as well.

We have also created a Nebraska Chapter Popup Swag sale.  This will give everyone a chance to purchase some swag with the Nebraska Chapter logo from now until the end of April. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for additional details or visit the website here, ASHRAE SWAG Sale.

Lastly, we have been able to work with Top Golf on setting a date for an ASHRAE top Golf event later this spring.  Be on the lookout for details in the coming weeks!


Shaun Nienhueser

Nebraska Chapter President 2018-2019

You are always welcome to contact me at or 402-926-7016.

Shaun Nienhueser - President 

Chris Beaty - President-Elect

Jake Kopocis - Secretary

Aaron Rasell - Treasurer

David Kros - 1st Board Member

Sara Robbins - 2nd Board Member

Tom Lewis - Board Ex-Officio

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