ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry AchievementsLAS VEGAS –
Thirty-six people were recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2011 Winter Conference held here Jan. 29-Feb. 2.
Russell M. Keeler, P.E., LEED, principal of Chason Energy, Evergreen, Colorado, was elevated to the grade of Fellow ASHRAE in recognition of his 40 years of design and consulting excellence in the HVAC field.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade recognizes distinction in the arts and sciences of environmental technology and is earned through achievement as a researcher, designer, educator or engineering executive. The Society elevated 13 members to the grade of Fellow ASHRAE.
Of the 13 members so honored, only 4 were Americans.
There are currently about 500 Fellow Members of ASHRAE out of a membership of more than 52,000. This is truly a prestigious distinction, with less than 1/10 of 1% of ASHRAE members holding the Fellow grade.