Every year we ask our valued members for their participation in our Committees and Board of Governors. In order to keep ASHRAE South Africa moving forward, we are calling for our brightest and most enthusiastic members that are willing to give back to a community that has given us all so much.
As a committee chair or member, you will be granted 1.0 CPD point for the year that you serve. You will also be able to claim additional points based on the amount of time committed to meetings and events related to ASHRAE.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry and build strong business relationships with some of the top minds in South African engineering, as well as opportunities to travel and experience events around the world.
There has never been a better opportunity to revamp or kick-start your career!
Welcome to our first newsletter for the year 2022. This is coming out at the end of the first three months of the year and as such, we would like to encourage you with the theme of preparation and readiness as we move on in 2022.
The word preparation can be interpreted to mean: “the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)”. The keyword here is: been made ready or prepared for use or action.
In order for us as a society or as individuals to progress and go forward, we need to prepare, be ready and then take action.
An unprepared man or woman is a dangerous person. Likewise, a group of people or concern that is not prepared or ready will not function at their full potential. As we march on in 2022, I challenge you to relook at your preparation and readiness and do something about it.
Below is a parallel of what we can do to be prepared and make a difference. This account is about a man called Zaccheus that decided that he wanted to see the Lord.
This singular decision made the difference in his life. Although he had limitations that he was short, he was not perturbed.
So, as we continue this year, make up your mind and follow these steps:
Make a decision to see
Forget about your limitations
No mediocrity: Don’t settle for less
Decide to stand out and go the extra miles
Do the impossible
Also, big thanks to the University of Pretoria and UJ studentbranches and the branch advisors.
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. This edition is very timely indeed as we come towards the end of 2021 in a few weeks.
In this write-up, I will be focusing on thanksgiving and appreciation. Over some time now, I have come to notice a gradual culture of not giving thanks. It seems to me that we are becoming a thankless and non-appreciative people.
We tend to act that it is our right to receive and get all we desire and not concern about saying thanks.
As we get towards the end of 2021, I will like to challenge you to work against the narrative and begin to appreciate and give thanks when things are done for you or on your behalf. In fact, one of the reasons we might not give thanks might be because we’ve not paused to think deeply about things.
There is a song that goes like this: "count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done, count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done".
I urge you to start thinking about this year, 2021, count all the blessings you’ve experienced and begin to give thanks. Identify the people that God had brought around you to make a difference and begin to call them to say thanks.
As the President of ASHRAE SA, I will start by giving thanks to all the volunteers, committee chairs, the BOG members and for all the ASHRAE members in South Africa that contributed to the success of our chapter in the last two years.
Mention will be made about the formulation of the ASHRAE UJ student branch, the branch advisor as well as the leadership of the branch.
Also, big thanks for the University of Pretoria student branch and the branch advisor.
This is wishing you all a blessed and wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2022 in Jesus name. Amen.
At the RAL CRC concluded in Istanbul in October 2021, ASHRAE SA was recognised and awarded with various certificate for active participation and contribution to the Society. The certificates are shown in this newsletter.
ASHRAE SA signed an MOU with GBCSA & SAIRAC for the furtherance of our relationships and the development of our sector. The full MOUs are available on request.
ASHRAE SA member Mr Pieter Naude
Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of one of our members, Mr Pieter Naude, who passed away earlier this year.
ASHRAE SA member Mr Johan Bekker
Congratulations to ASHRAE member Johan Bekker for his 5-year ASHRAE membership.
Governments of the Free State of Bavaria and Western Cape Collaborate on NatRefs; ASHRAE-SA Participates in Pilot Project.
The Changing Landscape of Refrigeration
As South Africa joins one hundred and twenty-eight other countries in implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol 1 , the landscape of refrigeration continues to change.
In South Africa, the ‘baseline’ Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption is currently being determined so that, as early as 2024, this consumption will be ‘frozen’ and incrementally reduced to 20% of that baseline value by 2045 2. Read the entire article here.