From the Desk of the President
In the last issue of the ASHRAE SA Newsletter, we focused on new beginnings and we encouraged you that though 2020 was challenging, we have another opportunity to begin and start over again. Where there is live (life) there is HOPE.
Let us talk about hope: the good book declared, that hope makes us not ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Spirit that He has given us.
We are here to let you know that there is resurrection available for you in all your endeavours. We can arise with hope and begin to plough on knowing that your hope in a better tomorrow will bring about the desired change.
Don’t give up: there is resurrection for you, your business, your career, your family, our nation and in all your endeavours.
As ASHRAE South Africa Chapter, for the remaining months of the society year 2020/2021 we are focusing our MBO:
Student Activities and establishment of two new student chapters. We’ve been in discussions and meetings with various institutions in South Africa and we trust that we will be establishing student chapters in the next few months. Please join us to effectively do this. Also, as SA Chapter we’ve developed various sponsorship package for the 2021/22 society year. Please send an email to the chapter administrator at and you will receive the write up for your use.
We encourage you to come on board and work with us to make our chapter a success and our professional endeavour relevant for ages to come.
Thanks for your support and contribution and we look forward to our continuous growth.
MARK THE FOLLOWING DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: 27 MAY 2021 AT 4:00 PM SA TIME: THAT IS THE DATE FOR OUR AGM AND NEW OFFICERS INAUGURATION CEREMONY. PLEASE JOIN US.
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Finally, we declare unto you:
ECSA Regulations Gazetted The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has gazetted the following three strategic regulations:
ASHRAE Society Theme
The theme of the Presidential Address for 2020-21 [video | full text] is The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.
Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that all relevant stakeholders benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable. The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0 focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology. This presentation will examine how ASHRAE will lead the industry in becoming a part of the digital transformation that will guide the building industry into the next decade and beyond.
- ASHRAE: COVID-19 preparedness resources
- ASHRAE: Position paper on Airborne Infectious Diseases
- ASHRAE: Guidance for building operations during the COVID-19 pandemic
- USA Dept of Labour: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (OSHA 3990-03 2020)
- SA President's Address to Joint Sitting of Parliament on SA's Economic Reconstruction & Recovery Plan
- CESA Diversity & Inclusion Webinar
- Session 1,
- Session 2,
- Chilled Water System Configurations (in-person at Daikin, 1 CPD point)
- Durban, Register
- Cape Town,
- Property Insurance, Sprinklers and Code Compliance by Rakesh Maharaj & Nico Loggenberg (Santam & ASIB) (free webinar, 90 minutes),
- Evaporative Cooling for Data Centres (R250/person),