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President's Message:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the Holiday Season.  Even though this time of year can fly by it is my hope that everyone can take a few moments to reflect on things for which we are grateful.  I also would respectfully ask you to consider those that are less fortunate during the holiday season by donating time, resources or talents.  This is also a good time to highlight how donations to ASHRAE research dollars are spent and the impact they have not only on our entire industry, but also how they support local research.

ASHRAE has been supporting research since 1919.  The most significant ASHRAE research has been in the areas of human comfort and the properties of materials and systems used in building and refrigeration systems.   Here are a few current active research projects that ASHRAE is funding:

  • Development and Validation of Dynamic Models for the Control of Chiller Plants with Water Side Economizer
  • Effect of Inlet Duct and Damper Design on ASHRAE 37/116 Fan Performance and Static Pressure Measurements
  • CO2 Demand Controlled Ventilation in Multiple Zone VAV Systems with Multiple Recirculation Paths

The results of these research projects and many more like them are used to provide updates to the ASHRAE Handbooks and Standards, help in providing the background on ASHRAE Journal articles, or are published in special publications including the Advanced Energy Design Guidelines.

By donating to ASHRAE research in the state of Nebraska we are able to see on amazing return on investment.  Last year the Nebraska Chapter raised $22,320 and this year we have a goal of $23,000 which we hope to exceed again.  It is awesome to see how the donations from Nebraska have such strong returns for research occurring right here in our state!

We also want to make sure to recognize all the companies and individuals that have supported ASHRAE research this past year.  Please see the section below in the Newsletter for everyone who donated!  Thank you to everyone that has donated to continue to advance our industry last year and years previously!

This year the Nebraska Chapter’s Research Promotions committee is led by Nick Mandel, Garrett Johnson and Kyle Heberly.  If you would like to make an end of the year contribution to ASHRAE, please contact either Nick at, Garrett at or Kyle at   I hope this holiday season when you are thinking of how you can give back to your local community, you will consider donating to ASHRAE Research.


Shaun Nienhueser

Nebraska Chapter President 2019-2020

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

**Also, a reminder to make reservations to attend the ASHRAE Winter meeting and Expo February 1-5 in Orlando, FL.  Our Region IX dinner is planned for Sunday February 2, at Uncle Julios.

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

Research Promotion Goal Progress

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