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January PES Webinar

January 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – $10.00

** All Student Members please contact the registration chair.

January Professional Education Seminar (PES) Webinar

When: Noon-2pm on Wednesday, January 19th, 2021

Topics: "Passion and Performance" and "Net Zero Energy & Building Decarbonization"

Speaker: Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., FASHRAE, LEED AP

Passion and Performance

Building on the concepts introduced in the Tom Phoenix’s ASHRAE Presidential Theme, this program will discuss how to establish meaningful goals and the steps need to achieve those goal. The program focuses on the importance of attitude and dedication to be successful in both your professional and personal life.

Net Zero Energy & Building Decarbonization

This program will discuss the path and procedures to achieving zero energy in a building and its connection to building carbon reduction. The program will also introduce ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization – the membership of the Task Force, why it was established, what has already been accomplished, and what is in store for the future.


Thomas Phoenix is currently a Business Development Engineer with Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Previously, he was a Principal with CPL Architects & Engineers. He has a B.S. degree in engineering from NC State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and six other States and has over 35 years of experience in the design, operation and maintenance of building mechanical and energy systems in commercial, educational, government, and medical office facilities.

Mr. Phoenix has been an active member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) since 1982, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 2011. He is an ASHRAE Presidential Member, having served as Society President in 2014-15. He served on ASHRAE’s Board of Directors for 11 years and has chaired the Publishing and Education Council and numerous ASHRAE committees. Mr. Phoenix is an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is an ASHRAE Foundation Trustee, and currently serves as Co-chair of ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization.

Mr. Phoenix also serves as Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee, which is composed of representatives from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors, and is currently Vice Chair, of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

Mr. Phoenix is active in his local community. He is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, a member of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Greensboro Children’s Museum. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the Gate City Rotary Club. He served as a Committee Chairman for 19 years with the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, an event benefitting the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

He is married to the former Rebecca Champion, and he and Becky have two children.

If you have attended any of our virtual meetings and still need a certificate, please email Reception@nccashrae.org and request a survey link.  Your completed responses will qualify you to receive your certificate as a pdf via email.


January 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free – $10.00
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