Thursday, July 28, 2011

City of Seattle - Energy Benchmarking

Seattle’s Building Energy Benchmarking & Reporting Ordinance
Informational Forum for Energy Efficiency Service Providers
WHEN: August 11, 2011
FROM: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue,
Seattle Conference Room 4050/60 (40th Floor)

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council are hosting an informational forum on August 11, 2011 for energy service providers interested in learning more about the market opportunities being created by the City’s building energy benchmarking and reporting ordinance. Owners of more than 8,000 buildings throughout the city will be required to benchmark and report on the energy performance of their buildings over the next nine months. Although many will choose to do this work themselves, or will use in-house resources, many others may opt to turn to outside service providers for assistance with benchmarking and with identifying and implementing follow-on energy efficiency improvements.

Forum attendees will learn more about this new program, and will be able to provide input to staff on what the City of Seattle can do to help building owners find the trade ally resources they need.

Who should attend?
• Energy efficiency consultants
• Energy auditors
• Mechanical/electrical contractors
• Individuals looking to enter the energy efficiency field

What do I need to know about the Building Energy Benchmarking Requirement?
• Why is Seattle requiring building energy benchmarking and reporting?
• Who does this requirement apply to?
• When do building owners need to comply?
• What do building owners need to do?
• What services are building owners likely to need?
• What will building owners do with the information they get from benchmarking?

Space is limited - please RSVP to:

Jayson Antonoff, Program Manager
PHONE: 206.386.9791

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Job Listing - Applied Equipment Sales

Applied Equipment Sales Inc.
607 SW Grady Way, Suite 110
Renton, WA 98057

Company: Applied Equipment Sales Inc
Working Location: Renton, Washington
Position: Outside Sales Engineer
Territory: Washington


The candidate will promote sales by offering technical support to local HVAC consulting engineers, contractors, and distributor partners. The ideal candidate will be proficient in HVAC design and application; being able to understand and explain the advantages of different types of mechanical systems, experience with equipment sizing, and understanding basic installation practices. A working knowledge of Washington State and Seattle Energy Code is a must and experience with energy modeling software is a strong plus. The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. No previous sales experience necessary.
Prior experience with VRF/VRV design a strong plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Call on HVAC consulting engineers and contractors
• Assist distributor sales force as needed
• Conduct technical product presentations
Education: BSME or equivalent
Experience: 2-4 years design experience or related HVAC industry experience preferred

Base Salary: $ 55,000-$70,000 DOE
Commission Bonus based on performance
Competitive Benefit package and company paid expenses

Contact: Jim Huckins 425-241-1387

ASHRAE - News Release:

For Release:
July 26, 2011

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

What is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks to Define, Educate

ATLANTA – While the importance of building energy performance metrics to reduce energy use is accepted worldwide, there is no single generally accepted definition of that metric. Currently, proposed relative energy use reduction targets are subject to interpretation and difficult to verify.

Under a new initiative, ASHRAE is working to define one clear, logical metric to move the building industry toward producing net zero energy buildings by 2030. The U.S. Congress has mandated a series of relative fossil fuel energy use reductions in federal buildings ending in a 100 percent reduction of fossil fuel energy by 2030. Congress is considering applying similar relative energy use reductions in all buildings through the use of building energy codes adopted by state and local government.

“We must address buildings as entire living entities,” ASHRAE President Ron Jarnagin said. “As such, we need to establish energy targets for building design that provide a total building energy use goal to strive toward that can subsequently drive the development and application of any number of prescriptive solutions.”

A forum seeking input on the energy target initiative was held at ASHRAE’s 2011 Annual Conference in Montreal, June 25-29. Also, ASHRAE has developed a public policy brief asking Congress to foster collaboration among the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ASHRAE along with partner organizations to:

  • Establish a single objective definition of energy use intensity (EUI) for the design of commercial buildings

  • Determine a single objective baseline EUI for design of commercial buildings from which to measure relative energy use reductions

  • Create a performance environment that will support reduction in energy consumption associated with all loads in commercial buildings

  • Identify a single objective set of commercial building types and simulation models for establishment of target design EUIs

  • Produce one set of design target EUIs for the commercial building sector to guide the development of future energy codes and standards and building energy codes adopted by state and local government

“EUIs are very helpful for setting performance- based designs goals,” Jarnagin said. “The current focus on reduction of energy use in building stock has made the use of EUIs popular by governmental organizations, non-government organizations and building industry groups, including ASHRAE. Given that there is no clear single definition for EUIs, comparing one organization’s EUI goals to another’s is confusing, particularly since everyone tends to use the same units, kBTU/ft²-yr. Our goal is to develop and promote technical tools to assist the commercial building design and construction industry in moving toward higher performing buildings. Defining design energy use targets is a large part of achieving that goal.”

Chapter Officers

ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter
& Board of Governors

Jason Hall
Phone: 206.304.1509

Alan Burt
Phone: 1.877.335.7866

Vice President/Secretary
Michel Sotura
Phone: 206.623.0717

Tamas Bencsik
Phone: 206.448.3376

Kathi Shoemake
Phone: 206.448.3376

Governor/Past President
Brian Wolford
Phone: 206.767.2600

Mount Baker Subsection
Carl Garrison
Phone: 360.707.5656

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NEEA - Better Bricks - City of Seattle

August 3, 2011

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training

NEEA BetterBricks and the City of Seattle offer this FREE workshop for building owners, property managers and service providers to support compliance with the City of Seattle’s building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance. This hands-on session will teach you how to benchmark your building’s energy performance using the free on-line tool ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. Participants will also learn about the ordinance reporting requirements and new services available for automated benchmarking from Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy and Seattle Steam. Registration required.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
University of Washington
Mary Gates Hall, Room 044
Seattle, WA

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ASHRAE - News Release:

For Release:
July 20, 2011
Contact: Amanda Dean
Public Relations

ASHRAE Supports Funding for Important Building Data Survey on the House Floor

ATLANTA—ASHRAE received Congressional support from co-chairs of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus regarding the Society’s call to the federal government to resume work on the 2011 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS).

On July 13, Representatives Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) and Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) delivered a colloquy on the House floor in strong support of funding and resuming work on the 2011 CBECS. Joining in the colloquy, the chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Representatives Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) and Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.), also lent their support to the importance of CBECS data.

Carnahan quoted a letter from ASHRAE issued in May, strongly urging Congress to include funding for CBECS in the Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills to allow work on the 2011 edition of the Survey to continue. The letter was submitted to the Congressional Record. “If funding is not provided, work on the 2011 CBECS data will likely not continue, and the government and industry will be forced to rely on data that is nearly a decade old, resulting in potential missed opportunities to increase building efficiency,” Carnahan read from the ASHRAE letter on the House floor.

Earlier this year the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced it would not be releasing the results of the 2007 CBECS due to data collection errors. As a result of funding reductions, EIA also announced that it would halt work on the 2011 edition of the Survey. Currently, the latest version of CBECS data is from 2003.

“Many members of the High Performance Building Coalition have come to us to express their concern about an updated CBECS since the latest data is nearly a decade old,” Biggert said while addressing the House. “Substantial investments in the commercial building sector have been made since the last CBECS was published in 2003. The updated data is not only valuable to building owners looking to make improvements, but also necessary to inform the Annual Energy Outlook that we, in Congress, rely on.”

ASHRAE led the establishment of the HPB Congressional Caucus in 2008 to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on our health, safety and welfare and the opportunities to design, construct and operate high-performance buildings that reflect our concern for these impacts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ASHRAE - Government Affairs Update

Good day and welcome to ASHRAE's Government Affairs Update. Along with the Government Affairs Webpage, these periodic updates feature information on government affairs-related activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others interested in the built environment. Archives of previous updates are available from the Government Affairs Webpage (

Please pass this information on to interested colleagues who also may subscribe from the ASHRAE Government Affairs Webpage.

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ASHRAE Government Affairs Update, 7/15/11

• House Committee Leaders Come Out in Support of CBECS
• House Passes Energy & Water Funding Bill
• Senate Committee Amends, then Approves Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

House Committee Leaders Come Out in Support of CBECS

The Democratic and Republican Co-Chairs of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus (HPBCC), and the Chairman and Ranking Democrat of the House Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee delivered a coordinated speech this week on the House floor in support of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS).

CBECS is a quadrennial national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial buildings, their energy-related building characteristics, and their energy consumption and expenditures. Commercial buildings include all buildings in which at least half of the floorspace is used for a purpose that is not residential, industrial, or agricultural, so they include building types that might not traditionally be considered “commercial,” such as schools, correctional institutions, and buildings used for religious worship[1].

Work on the 2011 CBECS has been suspended due to funding reductions in fiscal year 2011 for the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which administers the Survey. Language in the House Energy & Water funding bill could have put the future of the Survey in jeopardy, and the House floor speeches this week were intended to convey to Senators and EIA leadership that CBECS is supported by key House Democrats and Republicans.

ASHRAE has been working with a large coalition of stakeholders to support resumption of the 2011 CBECS, and assisted preparing in House Members for their CBECS floor speeches.

As a public demonstration of stakeholder support for CBECS, House leaders entered into the Congressional Record a CBECS support letter ASHRAE had sent to key House Members.

With the House passage of the Energy & Water appropriations bill (described in the next section), the focus for supporting the resumption of the 2011 CBECS now goes to the Senate.

To view the CBECS House floor statements in the Congressional Record, please visit The document will soon be posted to the Website, and will be located under the “Letters and Testimony” header.

House Passes Energy & Water Funding Bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Energy & Water appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012. Although final numbers are still being analyzed, the bill would likely reduce funding for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $491 million, including reducing the State Energy Program (SEP) by $25 million, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by $141.3 million, and the Building Technologies Program (BTP) by $60.5 million. All figures are compared to fiscal year 2011.

An effort was made to restore funds to fiscal year 2011 levels for SEP, WAP, and BTP in the form of an amendment offered by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Charles Bass (R-NH), however this amendment failed by a vote of 149 to 273.

An amendment was added to the appropriations bill that would repeal energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. This amendment (H.AMDT.678 to H.R. 2354) would repeal the so-called “100-watt light bulb ban”. This added provision must still hold up in the Senate, where support for this provision is unclear.

After Congress acts on the U.S. debt ceiling, the Senate will begin work on its own Energy & Water appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012. The Senate is waiting for this action to occur because overall spending levels may change depending on the deal that is brokered to raise the debt ceiling.

For additional information on the House Energy & Water appropriations bill, please visit the House Appropriations Committee at

Senate Committee Amends, then Approves Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

After making several amendments, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee approved the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000), clearing it for consideration on the Senate floor. Although the Committee approved the legislation, much work remains before it is debated and possibly passed in the Senate.

The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act would establish energy targets for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial and residential buildings, respectively. Under this bill, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would establish both aggregate and intermediate energy savings targets. If DOE determines that subsequent editions of Standard 90.1/IECC do not meet the energy targets, DOE may request changes to the relevant standard to meet the target, taking into consideration whether DOE’s proposed changes are technically feasible and life-cycle cost-effective, construction practices, and potential costs, savings, and other benefits for consumers and building owners, including the impact on overall building ownership and operating costs.

ASHRAE/the International Code Council (ICC) would have 180 days to incorporate these changes into 90.1/IECC. If ASHRAE/ICC does not incorporate these changes, DOE would create its own code to be used as the new national model building energy code for commercial/residential buildings. Such a code would be based on 90.1/IECC, but DOE may also consider other model codes or standards.

Major changes added to S. 1000 during consideration by the Energy & Natural Resources Committee include the deletion of the goal net-zero-energy for new commercial and residential buildings by 2030 for Standard 90.1 and the IECC. An amendment was also made to the bill that would protect the intellectual property rights of ASHRAE, ICC, and other nationally recognized code and standard developers if DOE uses all or part of 90.1, the IECC, or other codes and standards to establish model energy codes and standards for commercial and residential buildings.

The possible (“authorized”) funding level for the building codes section of S. 1000 was also increased from $100 million to $200 million. Additionally, the full cost of the bill would now be fully paid for.

Although the Energy & Natural Resources Committee approved the bill, Senate staff has committed to continue working with ASHRAE to further improve the bill.

ASHRAE Washington Office
1828 L Street, NW * Suite 906 * Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-1830 * fax: (202) 833-0118 *

Friday, July 15, 2011

ASHRAE/AEE Joint Summer Event - Aug 17

Tour the Evaporative Cooled
South Hill Data Center

Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) invite you to tour the South Hill Data Center. This project showcases the ultimate re-positioning of a building. A semi-conductor chip manufacturing facility converted to a full scale evaporative cooled data center with hot aisle containment. Built to LEED Gold and Energy Star quality standards, this facility features year-round economizing without the use of refrigerated cooling to serve a total critical design load of 14.7 megawatts.

The innovative design of this facility makes use of the (52) 50,000 cfm custom clean-pak AHUs originally intended to accommodate 56,600 SF of Clean Room manufacturing. The AHUs were upgraded to accommodate new evaporative media, mist eliminators, stainless drain pans, and new MERV-8 & 13 filters sections. A centralized evap-water distribution & collection system consists of two custom-built pumping skids which provide [(N+1) x 2] redundancy along with (2) 10,000-gal fiberglass holding tanks. A non-chemical water treatment system with blow-down controls, and side-stream filtration provides clean water for the evap-cooling and humidification.

The mechanical room has been converted into a mixed air plenum and provides year-around economizing without the use of any refrigerated cooling. Designed to cool a total critical load of 14.7 megawatts, rooftop louvered penthouses were added to provide for the 2.6 million cfm of outside air required. The building utilizes Hot Aisle Containment and Evap-Cooling.

Additional information and a virtual tour (if you’re unable to attend) available at:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

10:00 AM - Noon: Tour of the South Hill Data Center
The tour will be hosted by Benaroya Company (facility owner) and McKinstry (project engineer)

South Hill Business + Technology Center
1023 – 39th Avenue SE, Puyallup, WA 98374

Immediately following the tour, we will gather for lunch at Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurant, 3811 9th Street SW, Puyallup, WA 98373. Attendees are responsible for lunch expense.

To make your reservation:
No charge for reservations. This tour is limited to the first 15 people. To register please send an e-mail to Ray Burton, McKinstry at

Thursday, July 14, 2011

WSEC - Energy Metering

Actually if you click here you can read the Emergency Rule filing.

And, if you click here you can see the SBCC website.

Monday, July 11, 2011

City of Seattle - Better Buildings Challenge

City of Seattle
Office of the Mayor

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2011

Contact: Aaron Pickus
Tel: (206) 233-2650

Seattle selected as an early partner for President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge

City of Seattle joins local businesses to form unique public-private partnership to increase energy efficiency of commercial buildings

SEATTLE - Mayor Mike McGinn joined former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu in Chicago today for the announcement that Seattle is one of three cities selected to be an early partner in President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge. The Better Buildings Challenge aims to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings in the United States 20 percent by 2020.

Seattle’s connection to the Better Buildings Challenge began in February when the Mayor announced in the State of the City address that Seattle would accept the President’s challenge to increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 20 percent. Since then, a group of civic leaders have been working with the White House, U.S. Department of Energy, and Clinton Climate Initiative to formalize the partnership. The Seattle 2030 District quickly emerged as the best local organization to partner with the Better Buildings Challenge because of the District’s complementary goals, many public and private partners, and robust set of tools to help building owners achieve energy efficiency.

The Seattle 2030 District, a collaboration of more than 40 civic leaders—including building owners and professionals, utilities, City of Seattle, and King County—will be the local partner for the Better Buildings Challenge. The Seattle 2030 District aims to create the country’s first large-scale, high performance building district in the heart of Seattle. On Wednesday, the Mayor and Council jointly signed a letter becoming a Founding Member of the Seattle 2030 District.

“The Seattle 2030 District is a model of public-private collaboration that will save energy, generate local economic activity, and pave the way for job creation in the green economy,” said McGinn. “The partnership with the Better Buildings Challenge will accelerate Seattle’s ability to meet our local energy efficiency goals and will showcase our work as a model for others around the country to follow.”

The Better Buildings Challenge is part of the Better Buildings Initiative that President Obama launched early this year to catalyze investment in commercial building upgrades and spur clean energy innovations that save money and energy. Partner cities will work with the U.S. Department of Energy on local projects that pilot new energy efficiency models, develop financing partnerships, and test innovative technology.

“I am so proud that Seattle continues to lead the way in creating jobs and boosting the economy through energy efficiency,” said Senator Patty Murray. “Innovative efforts like the Better Buildings Challenge and the Seattle 2030 District are going to keep Seattle at the forefront of this critical and growing industry.”

The Seattle 2030 District began in late 2009, when Brian Geller of ZGF Architects—now the Seattle 2030 District’s Executive Director—convened a small group of private property owners, City staff and several local organizations to discuss the idea of a high-performance building district in downtown Seattle. By early 2011, the group had expanded to more than 40 partners, and received a Climate Showcase Communities Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency to seed the organization. To become a high performance building district, the 2030 District has set aggressive goals to reduce building energy use, water use, and greenhouse gases, and members have agreed to work together to ensure the District meets those goals.

“Unico is proud to be a founding member of the Seattle 2030 District and will work with the District to achieve the President’s Better Buildings Challenge,” said Brett Phillips, Director of Sustainability at Unico Properties, a Seattle-based real estate investment and operating company. “Unico is committed to making Seattle a model of economic and environmental success. We believe advances in energy efficiency will attract businesses, create jobs, and protect vital natural resources, all necessary for sustained growth and prosperity.”

Today’s announcement further cements Seattle’s role as a national leader in energy efficiency. Last year, Seattle was one of only 25 communities nationally to receive a $20 million Better Buildings grant from the US Department of Energy to implement energy efficiency upgrades in six building sectors. Seattle’s grant program, Community Power Works, is leveraging the federal funding into nearly $100 million of local investment. The City is also a founding member of Emerald Cities Seattle, one of ten national pilot programs that bring together private enterprise, public agencies, community organizations, and labor to help establish the energy efficiency sector and create a sustainable workforce.

The other two cities named as early partners of the Better Buildings Challenge are Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Watch announcement live at 2:30 p.m. during the closing plenary session of the CGI America Conference:

Learn more about the Seattle 2030 District:

Learn more about the Better Buildings Challenge:

Read City of Seattle’s 2030 District Founding Member Letter:

Read the 2011 State of the City Address:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Past Presidents Day 2011

Puget Sound Chapter celebrated Past-Presidents Day at the May meeting. Previous chapter Presidents who were present at the meeting (L-R): Jill Connell (1997), Robert Bowlin (1984), Rand Conger (2007), Leslie Jonsson (2009), Jay McCarthy (1988), Joel Jackman (2003), Scott Sherman (2008), Pat O’Donnell (2005), David Landers (2010).

Jonsson Receives Roderick R. Kirwood Award for Meritorious Service

The ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter established the Roderick R. Kirkwood Award for Meritorious Service in 1975 in honor of Mr. Kirkwood, who served as ASHRAE Society President in 1973-1974 and as President of ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter in 1962.

This award may be given annually, in recognition of exemplary volunteer efforts in our chapter, at the discretion of the Chapter President, and often recognizes work that has been performed behind the scenes, of which the general membership may not be aware.

This year’s award goes to an individual that has distinguished herself as a consummate team player. During this past year, and throughout my tenure on the chapter’s board of governors, she has shown extraordinary initiative and dedication to furthering the local mission of ASHRAE, volunteering a significant amount of her time and life energy towards this end.

As a past-president and member of the Puget Sound Chapter Board of Governors, much of her work has been visible to the general chapter membership. However, an even greater amount of work has been performed behind the scenes through support and mentoring of numerous board members and committee chairs. She has contributed to the planning of numerous chapter events and has played a lead role in the Chapter’s outreach to other organizations in an effort to foster collaboration and teamwork among design professionals in the Puget Sound region.

Her volunteer service to our chapter has, is, and I trust will continue to be truly exemplary, and an inspiration to all of us who have had the privilege to serve with her over the years.

The recipient of the ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter’s Roderick R. Kirkwood Award for 2010-2011 is Leslie Jonsson.

Leslie Jonsson is presented the Roderick R. Kirkwood Award for Meritorious Service at the May 11, 2011 chapter meeting.

2010-2011 Chapter Volunteers Recognized at May Meeting

Chapter Officers, Board of Governors and committee chairs were recognized at the May meeting. These individuals, with the support of many other volunteers, made 2010-2011 a very successful year for Puget Sound Chapter.

Thank you for your service!

2010-2011 Chapter volunteers recognized at the May chapter meeting (L-R): Rand Conger, Honors & Awards Chair, Directory & Roster; Alan Burt, Chapter Treasurer, YEA Chair; Scott Schorn, Punch List Editor; Tamas Bencsik, Governor, PAOE Chair; Brian Wolford, President-Elect, Programs Chair; Jim Sinclair, Nominations Chair; Kathi Shoemake, TEGA Chair; Gary Robertson, Membership Promotion Chair; Leslie Jonsson, Past-President/Governor, Research Promotion Chair; Scott Sherman, Audit Committee Chair, Webmaster; Luna Michael, Chapter Historian; Michel Sotura, Governor, Receptions & Arrangements Chair; David Landers, Chapter President.

Outgoing President's Message

Many Thanks to Ya'll!

Seven years ago when I relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Tennessee, one of the first people I met was Joel Jackman. Joel was serving his last year on the Board of Governors and immediately began twisting my arm to become involved with the local ASHRAE chapter. I first tested the waters by volunteering on a couple of committees, soon became the History chair, and then took the plunge to serve on the Board of Governors.

The level of enthusiasm and dedication of Puget Sound Chapter members is remarkable. Any time an idea is put forth, the Board of Governors, committee chairs and chapter members quickly volunteer to make it a success. This tremendous level of support made my term as President a pleasure. We had many great programs and activities in 2010-2011, including visits by our Society President and President-Elect. Additionally, we exceeded our Chapter Research Promotion goal by nearly 50 percent! I was a very small contributor to this success; it was the generosity of numerous volunteers who made it a great year.

At our May 11 meeting, I passed the gavel to Brian Wolford with a mixture of relief and a bit of sadness. It has been an honor and great pleasure to serve as President of ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter. We can all be proud of our strong chapter and rich heritage. In the upcoming year, I challenge you to ensure our continued success by remaining active and volunteering for new opportunities.
Many thanks to you all! (or ya’ll, as I would have said in Tennessee)

Outgoing Chapter President David Landers (right) passes the gavel to Brian Wolford, incoming Chapter President for 2011-2012.