President’s Corner

Happy New Year!

The December program was a great success. The Past Presidents theme allowed our chapter to acknowledge contributions of previous National Capital Chapter presidents, many of whom were able to attend the event, including Past President for both NCC and Society Jim Wolf. All have helped define our chapter as a leader in the society and we owe them our thanks. The attendance was the largest so far this year. Our past chapter president Dunstan Macauley presented on ASHRAE Standard 100 during dinner and Jesse Fischer provide a seminar on load calculation methodology.

Our February program is scheduled for February 22, at the Arlington Hilton. This joint meeting with AIA and USGBC will include a seminar on Net Zero Energy Design and a dinner presentation on Refrigerants. Registration and program details will be available on the website in coming weeks.

In the meantime, it is time to ring in the New Year with the annual Winter Party. The chapter will host the event on Saturday, January 21st at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria. The chapter is accepting table reservations now; please reach out to our Winter Party committee leader, Marissa Caldwell, with any questions.

I hope to see you all in January.

Best Regards,

Omar Hawit

President, National Capital Chapter, 2016-2017 


 ASHRAE Build Day 2017! 

ASHRAE NCC is partnering with Habitat for Humanity NoVA! Please join us for ASHRAE build day on Saturday, February 11th from 8:45am to 3:15pm. We are looking for volunteers to help build a townhome for a family in need in Reston, VA.
To sign up please visit

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) brings our communities together to build decent, affordable housing – and provide hope – for people in need. Habitat NOVA provides a “hand up” to homeownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages.

For questions please email Kirsten Burk at

To check out the latest project for Habitat for Humanity take a look at this video


Register here for WiA Winter Social!  


For more informaiton and links to register, click here