ASHRAE 2023-2024 President

Black Hills Industry Round Table Discussion – February 29, 2024, 10:00 A.M.

Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis – February 29, 2024, 11:00 A.M.

Location:         WREA Community Room, 3250 SD-44, Rapid City, SD 57703

NOTE CHANGE IN DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION.  This month we will be having an in-person meeting at the Community Room of West River Electric Association on Highway 44 in Rapid City.  Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and current (2023-2024) ASHRAE President will be a member of the roundtable discussion for the first portion of the meeting and will be presenting her Presidential Message “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis” for the second portion of the meeting.  Please not that due to her flight schedule, the meeting will be occurring during the morning rather than over the lunch hour.   Snacks will be provided.

Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2023-24 term. Scoggins previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director and regional chair.

For her time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, she is the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award. She chaired the ASHRAE Building Headquarters Ad Hoc committee, leading the Society’s $20 million fully net-zero-energy building renovation project.

Her theme for the 2023-24 ASHRAE Society Year is “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis.”

“We are living in a climate emergency. Our desire to be more comfortable has brought us to a place where we need to make uncomfortable decisions. We can accept the challenge of our day regarding the impact of our buildings on the climate crises by equipping our members with the knowledge they need to design and renovate buildings to address the greenhouse gas emissions of our industry.”

In addition to her time served on the Board of Directors, Scoggins has served as chair of the Appointments Roadmap Committee, chair of the Members Council, coordinating officer of the Communications Committee, coordinating officer of the Conferences and Exposition Committee, coordinating officer of the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, coordinating officer of the Honors and Awards Committee, coordinating officer of the Membership Promotion Committee, coordinating officer of the Research Promotion Committee and coordinating officer of the Student Activities Committee. She has also served as the ASHRAE representative to the Technical Advisory Committee of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Fund, is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme and is a member ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization, among other Society participation.

Scoggins’ theme highlights the urgency of addressing the climate crisis, examines measures to reduce human impact on the natural environment and offers strategies for making the built environment more resilient and sustainable.

“An understanding of how climate change affects building planning, design, construction and operation is necessary to properly execute projects going forward. ASHRAE is committed to equipping our members with sufficient knowledge and tools, expanding our efforts of designing energy efficient buildings and providing meaningful leadership, action, resources, and advocacy to the global built environment.”

Scoggins has 35 years of experience as a licensed mechanical engineer and is a certified commissioning agent and certified energy manager. She is the president and owner of Engineered Designs, Inc. in Cary, N.C. – a full-service consulting engineering firm – where she works on the design and commissioning of projects ranging from $4 to $90 million in construction cost. Her focus is on designing high-performing buildings across a wide variety of markets.

Scoggins is a 1986 graduate of Tennessee Technological University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.–

The 2021 Annual Conference originally scheduled to be held June 26-30, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ is now going to be held online in a virtual format. The conference will include a mixture of live and on-demand technical and interactive sessions that will take place Monday, June 28-30, 2021.

Society Standing, Technical and Project Committees will be scheduled virtually and can take place anytime between June 7-25, 2021 leading up to the live sessions. Please see the “Committee Meetings” section below for more information and to request your meeting date and time as soon as possible.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this years CRC will be a virtual meeting in lieu of a meeting at the Pikes Peak Chapter. If you would like to view the meeting, the GoToMeeting link is located HERE.

annual api-ashrae golf scramble

The annual API-ASHRAE Golf Scramble will be on July 18, 2019.  The Shotgun start will start at 10:00 AM with check in starting at 8:30 AM.

$75 Entry Fee Includes: Green Fees, Cart Rental, Four Drink Tickets, and Lunch on the Patio at the turn from the 9th or 18th Hole. We will have awards in the air conditioned Elks Lodge Dining Room immediately after the tournament – results on the big screen! Additional Dinners: $20 (wife, friends welcome) CLOSEST TO THE PIN ON #9 CONTEST $100.00 prize with proceeds of your $5.00 Donation to Support SDSM&T Student Branch of ASHRAE

2019 ASHRAE Annual conference

The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Kansas City, June 22–26, 2019. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Kansas City Marriott and Kansas City Convention Center.  More information is available HERE.

2019 Winter Conference Regional Dinner

If you are planning to attend the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta please consider joining us at the Regional dinner. The regional dinner will be on Sunday 1/13 at Tin Lizzy’s in Downtown, Atlanta from 7 pm to 9 pm.  It is about a 10 minute walk from the Omni.

26 Andrew Young Int’l Boulevard NE.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-671-9450

Cost is $25 per person. Students are $10.  Everyone is invited!

RSVP to Trent Hunt or Tyler Glesne or sign up on the RSVP sheet that will be posted outside the ASHRAE Bookstore in Atlanta.


Trent Hunt
Region IX Director and Regional Chair
1791 Tullie Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: 801-949-3331

Human Powered Vehicle

The Human Powered Vehicle Senior Design Team, which includes two of the ASHRAE Student Branch Chairs, presented their Fall Semester presentation.  To show our appreciation, Matt Koupal presented the team with a $300 check to assist them with their project!


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