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From the Desk of the President

February 2021

The new beginnings

It gives me great pleasure as the serving President of ASHRAE SA to welcome you to the new year, 2021. Although 2020 was an interesting year for the world at large, we are grateful that we are still here.

Chapter President

We would like to let you know that since we are still alive and still here, we can start again. This new year gives another opportunity to arise and go forward again.

Let us forget about mediocrity, and what should have been that never was, and let us look ahead with hope and expectations to HIM that holds the world together.

Yes, you can begin again.

As ASHRAE South Africa Chapter, our MBO for the society year 2021/2022 focuses on the following:

  1. Each member reach one: let us become our brother’s & sister’s keeper. Let us search out and encourage our members and further invite our colleagues to join.
  2. Student activities and establishment of two new student chapters this year. Let us go and reconnect with our alma maters and introduce and start ASHRAE
  3. Our YEA promotion and engagement
  4. Government outreach days
  5. Promotion of the three strategic goals of the society i.e:
    1. ASHRAE as an essential knowledge resource
    2. Maximize member value and engagement
    3. Optimize ASHRAE organizational structure to maximize performance

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.

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Finally, we declare unto you:

“New Beginnings”

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ASHRAE Society Theme

ASHRAE President 2020-2021 Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE
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 South Africa Chapter acknowledges the chartering and founding contributions made by:

Upcoming Events

  • CESA Diversity & Inclusion Webinar
    • Session 1,
    • Session 2,

Technical Talks

  • Mechanical Design for Low Noise Applications (3-Part Series) (Webinar, R220/member, R250/non-member per part)
    • Part 2, Register
    • Part 3,
  • Building Design: Universal Access (free webinar),
  • Property Insurance, Sprinklers and Code Compliance by Rakesh Maharaj & Nico Loggenberg (Santam & ASIB) (free webinar, 90 minutes),
  • Consulting as an African in South Africa by Olu Soluade (free webinar),
  • Evaporative Cooling for Data Centres (R250/person),