Formation of ASHRAE Ireland Chapter and three Ireland Student Branches

The Ireland Chapter goes from strength to strength. ASHRAE President, Professor Olesen, visited the Emerald Isle in October to officially inaugurate the new Chapter and give his presidential address to members and delegates at Engineers Ireland, with presentations from Region XIV DRC Costas Balaras, CIBSE Vice President Kevin Kelly and Engineers Ireland Chair for the Energy and Environment Division.

With the assistance of a generous student fund from Daikin Ireland to support students in their studies, three new ASHRAE student branches have been formed in Ireland. Professor Olesen and Dr Balaras joined the ASHRAE board, students and staff to inaugurate 2 of the new branches at University College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

ASHRAE Past President Tom Watson also visited Ireland in October, to meet with the students at the Cork Institute of Technology and to inaugurate another ASHRAE student branch. This was followed with presentations on Refrigeration from both Mr Watson and Mr Seamus Kerr of The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland.