September 2020 Print

President's Message


Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well amid everything 2020 has challenged us with. As your president for the 2020-2021 year we look forward to our monthly meetings and annual events in a safe and healthy manner. Although we would all like to be in person to catch up, ASHRAE Regional and National Directors have requested that we hold virtual meetings through the end of 2020. Pending changes in or current environment, we plan to start back with in person meetings January 2021. ASHRAE has been very involved providing recommendations and documentation to help advise COVID19 issues, please take a look through the resources page if you have not already (

John and I attended the virtual Chapter Regional Conference last month for Region X. Amid all of the challenges from early 2020, Adrienne was able to help us have a very productive year, and the Northern Nevada Chapter received a number of awards. I would like to give a shout out to Dianne Mitchell who was awarded Best Region X Membership Promotion Chair. Dean Borges did a great job as our Historian and was awarded for Highest History PAOE Points. Chapter Service Awards were presented for Matt Brennan, Sandor Duran, Chun Lee, Bryan Tilton, and Dave Wyllie.

I look forward to another exciting year together with our Local Chapter while we take on the challenges presented.


Alec Lyons



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President Elect Report

President Elect / Programs Chair – John Bigda

Please join us for an online training session, can be attended from the comfort of your home or wherever you are working/being during these days of social distancing!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

12:00PM-1:00 PM

This meeting will be held online via GoToMeeting

Access Information will be sent prior to the meeting  

Register at:

Meeting Registration

There is a $15 cost to attend this presentation.

Keith Jordan-Sanuvox

“UV Lighting ”

During a pandemic, it’s crucial to determine accurate information.  Looking toward long standing institutions for guidance, such as ASHRAE, can help with finding accurate information.  In this presentation, I will outline the ASHRAE infectious aerosol guidance and cover Chapter 17 and 62 which outline the history and proper use of UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) / UVC technologies.  We will cover each application as well as provide an understanding of how UVC disinfects contaminants such as mold, virus, and bacteria.


Keith Jordan has a MBA from Regis University and a Bachelors in Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University.  He has been with Sanuvox Technologies for 13 years.  Sanuvox is a 25 year old Montreal, Canada based manufacturer of UVC  Air, surface and odor disinfection technologies.  Keith has been a territory manager for 12 years and last year became the Vice President of Sales for the USA and manages 5 other territory managers.  Keith has extensive knowledge in the air, surface and odor disinfection industries from residential to commercial to industrial. 

Meeting Schedule: 

Meeting for October is being evaluated. See schedule for remainder

of the year.

ASHRAE Meeting Dates 2020-21
Date Person Company Lunch/Dinner Location Topic
9/17/20 Keith Jordan Sanuvox Lunch-WEB WEB UV Light Air Purification


11/19/20 TBD TBD Lunch-WEB WEB Bi-Polar Ionization Air Purification
1/21/21 Jack Zarour ASHRAE Lunch/Dinner TBD DL-Filtration
2/18/21 TBD TBD Dinner TBD TBD


4/20/21 TBD TBD Dinner TBD TBD
5/21/21 TBD TBD Dinner TBD TBD


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Calendar of Events

9th Annual Golf Tournament

Friday September 25th, 2020 –Registration at 7:00 a.m., Shotgun Start at 8:00 a.m.

Lakeridge Golf Course
1218 Golf Club Drive
Reno, Nevada 89511

Entry Fee: $475.00 per 4-some

Mail checks to:

ASHRAE Chapter 126
P.O. Box
Reno, NV 89515
Or pay using PayPal at to [email protected]

The fee includes:
1 round of golf, cart rental, Boxed Sandwich lunch, and Breakfast Burritos
Awards given for top 3 teams, long drive and closest to the pin (men and women)

There will be a hole-in-one contest in which the winner will receive $10,000 prize. Rules are as detailed by “Hole-in-one International”.

All participants and guests are eligible to participate in the raffle where there will be a wide assortment of prizes, including a driver and an iron set.

If you have any questions, contact Bryan Tilton. To reserve your spot, simply fill out the form attached to this newsletter and email to Bryan Tilton at [email protected], or go to the link below:

Golf Registration


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Historian's Report

Historian: Dean Borges

Hi Everyone,

Northern Nevada Chapter cancelled all face-to-face activities for July and August, per the Governor’s direction to “Stay at Home” policies.  We have had a “Go-to-Meeting” event for Board of Governor’s and Zoom for the CRC in Tucson had separate Workshops, Awards and Business Meetings over 3 weeks. Even our Society events were cancelled until further notice (no no Society meeting in Chicago at this point).

Regarding the issue of COVID-19 we have to mitigate the many changes problems to our normal methods until a vaccine is approved and made available to us.  I am suggesting a solution to my Historian activities by asking for your help. 

Please fill out the following form questions about you so we can know more about you and may lead to a formal interview for publication (with your approval only) called “Leadership Voices” and email the results to me. Thanks.


  1. Would you give a brief biographical sketch of your life. (Place of birth, family size, early schooling, higher education, employment background outside of the HVAC industry, current family—spouse, children.)


  1. What attracted you to engineering and/or the HVAC industry?


  1. What was your first job in the HVAC industry and where did it lead?


  1. Describe the industry at that time.   What were the challenges that you and your colleagues were facing?


  1. How and when did you get started in ASHRAE?


  1. What was your ASHRAE chapter and/or regional and Society experience?


  1. What were the major issues facing the industry at that time?


  1. How was ASHRAE interacting with the public?


  1. On what ASHRAE committees did you serve?


  1. What people stand out as influences on you?


  1. What events changed ASHRAE?


  1. What events changed the industry?


  1. What has ASHRAE meant to the industry’s growth?


  1. What advice would you give to a young person entering the HVAC field?


  1. Did any humorous events take place during your association with ASHRAE?


  1. What other interests and/or hobbies do you have?


  1. Any other comments you would like to make?


Please feel free to add-to, re-fashion or delete any of these questions.  THANK YOU!

Please return this questionnaire asap to me at [email protected]. Thanks.

Best regards,

Dean S. Borges, Historian, 2020-21          


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