The ASHRAE Northern Alberta Chapter will be planning a Day on the Hill at the Provincial Legislature this year. What is a “Day on the Hill” you ask. It is intended to be an educational day for any government officials. Any and all ASHRAE members will be invited to spend some time at parliament and speak to interested government officials on whatever topic they may have concerns with. It also gives our members the opportunity to bring up code, by-law, or bill issues direct to the government.
I will be reaching out for volunteers to join me, so feel free to contact me if you have something you would like addressed or are willing to help out. I have asked for materials from the ASHRAE Government Affairs office so that we will be able to distribute information about ASHRAE as well as standards that ASHRAE creates.
In addition to a Day on the Hill our chapter is actively working on a new communication initiative where we will be accepting inquiries regarding code application, technical details and general procedural items as they pertain to local governing bodies. Our intent is to allow our membership to share their own interpretations and experience with the goal of helping other members and government officials in the future. As this is a “work in progress” we will be reaching out to our members for their thoughts, ideas and participation as we continue to shape this new idea.
As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with your ideas and feedback so we can all do our best in making a difference.
(Also a note for anyone curious, what was once the Government Grassroots Advocacy Committee or GGAC has now been renamed to Government Affairs Committee or GAC.)