Mike Ream - Research Promotion / Past President 2019-2020


Hello Fellow ASHRAE NAC members!

I would like to send a special thanks to all of our donors from last year, our sponsors from last year for our meetings, as well as our social events such as the golf tournament and curling event.

Research is located at the very core of ASHRAE’s existence and is what drives our industry to continuously improve on how building systems work and how buildings are designed. ASHRAE research also allows for new developments in continuing education for members and non-members and in guidelines, standards and technical information which are utilized around the world.

There are currently 59 active ASHRAE research projects around the world, with a total value of over $10 million. Since 1959, ASHRAE has sponsored 907 projects with a combined value of $76 million. 

Past projects completed by members of our chapter include “Field Testing of Building Envelope Heat Recovery During Infiltration/Exfiltration”,  “Field Testing and Analysis of High Altitude Installation of Gas-Fired Furnaces” both of which were completed by NAC Past President Mark Ackerman. As a university student, I was also involved in doing some of the literary research in my first involvement with anything ASHRAE. Another project, completed by Patrick Fleming, was “Field Performance Assessment of VAV Control Systems Before and After Commissioning.”

Without the role of the Research Promotions Chair and the annual RP fundraising campaign ASHRAE would not be able to raise money for research projects, undergrad scholarships, the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) courses, and endowment funds.

 As this year’s RP Chair, it is my honor to work with our membership as we work towards reaching our goal of raising $13,000 to support ASHRAE Research Canada. Our Chapter will contribute to our Region's goal of nearly $200,000 with a Society goal of over $2 million each year.

If you would like to become a sponsor, donate, or help on the RP committee this year feel free to reach out to me or any member of the BOG.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the next chapter meeting and look forward to serving you as this year’s RP Chair.

Best Regards,

Michael Ream
ASHRAE Northern Alberta Chapter RP Chair 2019-2020