Welcome To ASHRAE Houston!

We hope you will find this site informational and helpful. Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club (HESS Club). Our lunch sessions start at 11:00 AM and we conclude at 1:00 PM. Members and guests can register for our meetings and events on the left panel of this opening page. Please use the Quick Links on this page to visit our Calendar of Events. If you are interested in learning more about membership opportunities please access the Membership tab above.

See the Officers tab to drill down to view their contact information and bio. Our officers and committee chairs have unanimously adopted the below Mission Statement and Vision for our chapter. We expect to be held accountable to uphold these goals.

You can access our newsletter on the tab above.  Please note our Express Sponsors on the Sponsors tab.

Contact us at info@ashraehouston.org for additional information.

Bill Chalmers, P.E. / ASHRAE Houston Chapter President 2017-2018


Mission Statement

ASHRAE Houston’s mission is to serve the local air conditioning and refrigeration community, working to fill their overall needs with networking opportunities, educational resources, and industry certifications.

ASHRAE Houston will support its members, while seeking to expand membership, with programs and committee involvement throughout the year, fueled by our officers and committee chairs who are committed to delivering exceptional membership value.


To be known and recognized as the best ASHRAE chapter regionally and nationally.


A Message from the President!

Welcome to the ASHRAE Houston chapter website.  Houston has a diverse and active chapter with several RP fundraising events and 9 meetings.  Get ready for an exciting year with more Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) events, beginnings of our Women in ASHRAE group and introduction of the soon to be coveted ASHRAE Houston Cup.  This will be awarded to the consulting firm and manufacturer’s representative firm that is most involved in our chapter throughout the year.  More details below on this.

Monthly chapter meetings are on the Third Wednesday of the month at the HESS club from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  January will be a dinner recognizing our past presidents at HESS.  March is our annual Student Night which is held at a local brewery – this year’s location is still TBD.  HESS club is at 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056.  Our Chapter Technology Transfer Chair has been hard at work putting together a fabulous slate of programs, so I hope to see you at every meeting.

Each month our tabletop sponsor will provide a door prize to raffle off to all Houston Chapter members who preregister for the meetings.  Express lunch purchasers are eligible to win as well.  Please just visit the Tabletop Sponsor to get your ticket.  The drawing will take place after the lunch presentation, you must be present to win. 

Our Houston members are very important to the board and committee chairs.  Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on the info@ashraehouston.org email address.  We will respond to all friendly emails as quickly as possible.  All member renewals and new member registrations who have paid their local dues, will be entered into a drawing for dues reimbursement by the chapter.  We will have two lucky folks this year – watch for the results in the newsletter for November and May.

A special thank you goes out to all of our Annual Sponsors.  You have made the difference in meeting our Resource Promotion goals.  Please visit our sponsor page to see who they are.  Did you know that every dollar we submit to ASHRAE is only used for either Research Projects or our Damon Gowan Houston Scholarship Endowment?  For every research dollar submitted by our region – ASHRAE sends back several dollars to our Region VIII for research programs at the universities. Be on the lookout for details about our Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, Top Golf Event, and Spring Golf Tournament.  If we find a host, look for the details on a poker tournament as well.

For Student Activities, we will continue to work with our TAMU student chapter.  There is also a strong focus on K-12 STEM activities.  The chapter will have a STEM kit which can be borrowed by any member (for a small deposit) to take to a local school’s science fair, career day, or just special activity in the classroom.  If any members volunteer at their child’s school at a science fair judging or career day – or if you talk to a class about ASHRAE please let our student activates chair know.  studentactivities@ashraehouston.org

We will be more active with social media with special thanks to our new Social Media Chairs.  Please like or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in, and Instagram to get all event details and updates.

Our product directory and roster will be updated in the fall and it will be available to all Houston chapter members.  If your information is correct and updated on ashrae.org, we have your correct information.  Please reach out to our Membership chairs if you need help with this.  Do you know if you are eligible for a membership upgrade?  Many people are still associates who could possibly be upgraded to member – there is not a dues increase.  Reach out to info@ashraehouston.org for upgrade details.

Earn points for the ASHRAE Houston CUP by attending meetings, having Houston Chapter members at your workplace, attending Resource Promotion events, Winning RP events, purchasing a team for an event, doing a STEM visit at your child’s school and encouraging employees to volunteer for our chapter.  The meeting attendance and members enrolled will be a ratio based upon the number of mechanical engineers at your firm. Details will be in the August newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events in the upcoming year as we come together to promote our industry, encourage involvement in STEM, and raise funds for Research and Scholarships.  A special thank you to all the Board of Governors, Committee Chairs and members, and other volunteers.  

Bill Chalmers, P.E. / ASHRAE Houston Chapter President 2017-2018

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