May 2014


ASHRAE Members,

Our last Chapter meeting was held in April and now we start to focus on involvement in other
educational and social activities. Mark your calendar for three upcoming events:

‐May 7th: KC Real Estate Expo is a great way to interact with other members of the Built
Environment. AHSRAE Society President, Bill Bahnfleth, will be in attendance and will
participate in the Educational Tracts provided at the Expo.

‐May 14th: Sporting Kansas City MLS soccer game. This event is jointly sponsored by ASHRAE and
the Mechanical Contractors Association. A great opportunity to network as well as enjoy the
great atmosphere of Sporting Park.

‐May 16th: 38th Annual ASHRAE Golf Tournament. The golf tournament is our biggest fund raiser
for the chapter every year and provides funds for Research Promotion, Student Chapter

One of our local members, Dr. Bryan Becker, has been honored with ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service
Award for his exemplary effort and service to the Society. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Becker
in this accomplishment. Dr. Becker will be formally presented his award at the Annual Conference in
Seattle on Saturday, June 28th. If you are attending the Conference, please attend the ceremony and
support our local member!

As the Society Year draws to a close, so does my team as President of the Kansas City Chapter. I
would like to thank the membership for allowing me to serve. Over the past twelve years of
involvement with ASHRAE, I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet and interact with great


Tom Benassi

ASHRAE Kansas City Chapter