Wes Bruce - NAC President's Message 2017-2018


Welcome to another busy year of ASHRAE! I am honoured to serve as your Chapter President for the term of 2017-18, and hope you will join us for fun, fellowship, and the occasional flash of dry humour.

Our new Society President, Bjarne Olesen, Ph. D., who visited our chapter last year for a discussion on Radiant Heating Cooling Systems, recently introduced his theme of Extending our Community. Bjarne will focus on three key directives:

  • Extend our global community
  • Extend our technological horizons
  • Extend our value to members

With these directives in mind, we will cover several technical topics over the course of the year. To date, we've hosted several presentations, such as Water Quality Considerations for Humidification, as well as a discussion on Defending Primary-Secondary: A Review of Piping Design for Modern Condensing Boilers. Upcoming social events include the John Ross Curling Bonspiel, Lobsterfest, and the NAC Golf Tournament stay tuned to our website for upcoming events, and mark your calendars.

Our chapter will continue to focus on membership development; investing in our young members is critical to the success of our Society. Our new Student Activities YEA Co-chairs are busy promoting the benefits of ASHRAE to both NAIT and U of A students, and in January, well award our annual Scholarships during Students Night. Further, a Co-chair will be attending the upcoming Leadership Academy in Atlanta - a crash course on all things ASHRAE.

If you would like to volunteer with the chapter, or have any questions, ideas, comments, or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks for your support.

Wes Bruce

ASHRAE NAC Chapter President 2017-18