President's Corner

I am honored to have served as the ASHRAE National Capital Chapter President for this past year, and would like to thank each member for having given me this opportunity. I especially want to thank all our volunteers and their respective employers for their time and support to the chapter. The hard work of volunteers allows National Capital Chapter to continue to be a leader in the ASHRAE society.

We accomplished a lot this year, including adding a full technical program in November. With the help of the many driven members, we were able to provide opportunities nearly weekly to learn, socialize, or volunteer. Most recently, I would like to thank Mike Morder along with the sponsors and golfers that helped make the Annual Golf Tournament benefiting ASHRAE Research Promotion a success. I would also like to thank Patti Gunderson for providing an amazing spring tour of the Home Innovation Research Laboratories and Calvert Brewing Company.

Please remember to schedule the Region III Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) on your calendars. This year will be held on August 17 – 19, 2017 in Roanoke, Virginia. A full day of technical sessions will be held on August 17th. All information regarding CRC can be found on the ASHRAE Region III website, here:

Thank you again for your commitment and support. I look forward to seeing you all at the first fall meeting Wednesday, September 6th, at the Arlington Hilton.

Best Regards,

Omar Hawit

President, National Capital Chapter 2016 - 2017