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President's Message:

Greetings ASHRAE Members

I hope everyone is staying safe and well during this pandemic.  This is a truly unprecedented time in all our lives and it seems like our lives are changing on a daily basis.  Despite all of the uncertainty, it is inspiring to see the resolve of our community shine through. 

ASHRAE has put together an Epidemic Task Force.  This task force has been established to help deploy ASHRAE’s technical resources to address the challenges of the current pandemic and future epidemics as related to the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems on disease transmission in healthcare facilities.  If you are interested in learning more about this task force or the individuals that are serving on it you can do so here.  We also recently sent a survey to help coordination and communication with all chapters to assist in developing our Society’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To access the survey you can follow this link:  ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force – Chapter Survey.  Please respond by April 14th.

Our Board of Governors and Committees have been busy this month making a change of course for this ASHRAE year.  We are set to provide the first chapter wide virtual style chapter meeting next week.  We have a great topic lined up regarding how the indoor environment affects our health.  This will be presented by Dr. Stephanie Taylor who is a member of the newly formed ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force.  We will also be hosting our first virtual YEA Meeting later this month.  See the announcements in this newsletter for more details.

Not only have we been focused on providing virtual meeting and educational opportunities that maintain current social distancing requirements, but we have also found another way to support our local community.  We realize that food is in dire need for some families.  We had 6 volunteers go to the Food Bank of the Heartland and package 570 boxes, each with 20 pounds of food, which will feed a family of four for one week each.  A huge Thank You to everyone that was able to volunteer their time to help our community!

We are trying to wrap up the Product Directory drive for the chapter.  Please be on the lookout for a last reminder if you have not had a chance to sign your company up to date.  Lastly a reminder that we have also created a Nebraska Chapter Popup Swag sale.  This will give everyone a chance to purchase some swag with the Nebraska Chapter logo from now until the end of April. Please see the flyer in the newsletter for additional details or visit the website here, ASHRAE SWAG Sale.


Shaun Nienhueser

Nebraska Chapter President 2019-2020

You are always welcome to contact me at or 402-926-7016.

Shaun Nienhueser - President 

Chris Beaty - President-Elect

Jake Kopocis - Secretary

Aaron Rasell - Treasurer

David Kros - 1st Board Member

Sara Robbins - 2nd Board Member

Tom Lewis - Board Ex-Officio

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