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In-Person March Chapter Meeting

March 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$40.00 – $55.00

March in-person Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
• 3:30-5:30pm – PES Seminar
• 5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour
• 6:30-8:00pm – Dinner*
*Register by Noon on Friday, March 3rd to lock in your meal selection.  Registrations after this time are not guaranteed to get their meal preference.  Please also note that you must buy a ticket to both the PES and dinner if you plan to attend both (PES + Dinner = $85 for members; $95 for non-members and member late registration).  Where:
Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22203

Professional Education Seminar (PES)

Data Centers 2023 – Planning for AI, Machine Learning, and the Metaverse

The data center market is seeing another shift in design, trending toward maximum efficiency, with acceptance of measured risks.  Along with this major companies are aiming to support AI, machine learning, and virtual experience growth, with divergent requirements and growth projections.  In the meantime, many still require as many operational safety techniques as possible to avoid any potential downtime, no matter the reason.  We’ll also review the latest from ASHRAE Tech Committee 9.9 following the Winter meeting.

John Peterson

John Peterson – VP Design & Engineering, Evoque Data Center Solutions

John is a specialist in energy and sustainable design for data centers and mission critical facilities.  As a director for data center growth large and small, he has overseen developments from inception to completion to operation, ensuring project success while within budget and deadlines.  For the data center community, he is experienced with advising, teaching, mentoring, consulting, and leading client discussion to quickly prioritize needs.

Dinner Presentation

Accelerating Place-based Clean Energy Solutions

Between IIJA (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), the CHIPS & Science Act, and the more-recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the federal government has devoted almost $500 billion in grants, tax credits, and other incentives to accelerate America’s energy transition, electrify transportation, and address many of the energy-related challenges facing the nation. Chris Castro, Chief of Staff for State and Community Energy Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will shed light on how the DOE is working to create new formulas and competitive grants that aim to advance our climate and clean energy goals, including building efficiency, electrification and decarbonization solutions across a wide-range of stakeholders.


Chris Castro, Chief of Staff, Office of State and Community Energy Programs

Chris Castro is the Chief of Staff for the Office of State and Community Energy Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Castro previously served as the Senior
Advisor to Mayor Buddy Dyer and Director of Sustainability & Resilience at the City of Orlando, Florida.  Castro is well known for his entrepreneurial efforts prior to coming to the city, including being the Co-founder and President of several companies and organizations, including the global sustainability nonprofit, IDEAS For Us, a clean energy consulting firm, Citizen Energy, and a renowned urban farming social enterprise, Fleet Farming.  In 2020, Chris also joined partners as a Founding Director to launch Climate First Bank, the first B-Corp community bank in Florida working to advance ESG and local investing for sustainability and decarbonization solutions.  Originally from Miami, Florida, Castro holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Central Florida.

Save the Date for April

Mark your calendars for April 22!  There will be chapter meeting programming, starting at 3:15pm, at the Hilton Arlington.  Details to be announced as they are available.


March 8, 2023
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$40.00 – $55.00


Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22203 United States
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