Chapter History

Founded on March 19, 1981, the Spacecoast Chapter has a great history advancing HVAC/R on the Space Coast and in East Central Florida. Peruse this page, click on image thumbnails, read through articles, and look back on the work done by this Chapter.

Spacecoast Chapter Past Presidents

1980-1981: Harry C. Fisher
1991-1992: Carter Quillen
2003-2004: Mark Terrone
1981-1982: Lyle Houser
1992-1993: Brian Curtin
2004-2005: Curtis Smart
1982-1983: Raymond E. Patenaude
1993-1994: Don Shirey III
2005-2006: David DaSilva
1983-1984: Larry Curvin  
1994-1995: Mosby West
2006-2007: Philip Thomas
1984-1985: Alan Sanford
1995-1996: Kevin Riley
2007-2008: Laing Conley
1985-1986: Marvin Yarosh
1996-1997: Bill Ruppert
2008-2010: David Poetker
1986-1987: Omar Hancock
1997-1999: Dave Johnson
2010-2012: Kevin Messer
1987-1988: Hardy Moore
1999-2000: Bill Ruppert
2012-2013: Jeanne Jackson
1988-1989: James Poulin
2000-2001: Kannan Rengarajan
2013-2014: Scott Seigel
1989-1990: Bernard Moltz
2001-2002: Jade Rymkos
2014-2016: John Constantinide
1990-1991: Henry Healy
2002-2003: Brian Blenis
2016-2017: Denny Bowers

Original Chapter Charter Members

Charter Members 1981
Charter Members of the Space Coast Chapter of ASHRAE

2011 Chapters Regional Conference (CRC)
San Jose, Costa Rica

The building in the center of the picture was where we held the caucus and business meetings (which made it tough to focus!)
Barcelo San Jose Palacio, where CRC was hosted by Florida West Coast Chapter
From left to right: Delegate from Brazil, Jeanne Duce, 2011-2012 Society President Ron Jarnagin, Roberto Aguilo (Argentina Chapter), and Kevin Messer

The Scenery of Costa Rica

 

2011-2012 Society President Ron Jarnagin Visits Spacecoast Chapter and FIT Student Branch

2011-2012 Society President Ron Jarnagin Visits Spacecoast Chapter and FIT Student Branch 2011-2012 Society President Ron Jarnagin Visits Spacecoast Chapter and FIT Student Branch

Membership Promotion Nights & Microbrewery Tours

October 17, 2012, at Charlie and Jake’s, Melbourne, FL

John Constantinide presenting about ASHRAE membership
Chapter members touring the microbrewery at Charlie and Jake’s
Chapter members touring the microbrewery at Charlie and Jake’s
Jeanne Duce and Jason Alphonso (2011-2014 Region XII Membership Promotion
Regional Vice Chair (RVC)) enjoying the evening

 November 12, 2013, at Intracoastal Brewing Co., Melbourne, FL

Photos of Intracoastal Brewing

   

Another great turnout for the microbrewery tour
Intracoastal Brewing

2014 ASHRAE Spacecoast Chapter
Golf Tournament to Benefit ASHRAE Research

Friday, May 9, at Duran Golf Club, Viera, FL

Golfers posing in front of tournament hole sponsors.
  

2014 Chapter Awards Presentation
May 13, 2014 at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

John Constantinide awards a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Society to Scott Seigel for his service as Chapter President
John Constantinide awards Brian Blenis a Certificate of Appreciation from the Chapter for his service as Chapter Treasurer for over 5 years

Spacecoast Chapter Takes Part in Central Florida Chapter Planning Meeting

July 25, 2014

John Constantinide and Oscar Acevedo in front of the Eola House after taking part in the Central Florida Chapter Planning Meeting
John Constantinide and Krista Taylor, Central Florida Chapter’s Membership Promotion Chair, in front of the Eola House

2014 CRC

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Sunrise at Jacksonville Beach outside of the CRC venue
Beautiful scenery of Jacksonville Beach outside of the caucus and business meetings
John Constantinide presents the Spacecoast Chapter Report at the conference’s business session
Live band on the beach veranda during cocktail hour before the CRC Dinner
John Constantinide with a Gold Coast Chapter Member at the CRC Dinner
Lunch by all Chapter delegations and Regional Officers prior to the Regional Awards Ceremony

2014-2015 Chapter Technical Seminars

September Technical Seminar

September 9, 2014, at Heritage Isle Club, Viera, FL

Michael Sheerin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, presents on ASHRAE Standards 170 and 189.3.
John Constantinide with Florida Technical College – Kissimmee Student Branch Vice Pres. Reynaldo Dejesus Figueroa and Student Member Esteban Rivera.

October Technical Seminar

October 14, 2014, at Heritage Isle Club, Viera, FL

John Constantinide thanks ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Victor Goldschmidt with a Certificate of Appreciation and small treat.
Spacecoast Chapter mingles after the technical presentation.

November Technical Seminar

November 11, 2014, at Heritage Isle Club, Viera, FL

David John, former ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, speaks about specifying air terminal units.
John Constantinide thanks David John with a Certificate of Appreciation.

January Technical Seminar

January 13, 2015, at RS&H Merritt Island Office, Merritt Island, FL

Mark Tozzi presents to a full audience on chilled beams.

February Joint Technical Seminar with the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Space Coast Post

February 10, 2015, at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, Cocoa Beach, FL

John Constantinide thanks Kevin Messer with a Certificate of Appreciation and a SAME Post Coin.
Kevin Messer presents to a 60-person joint seminar on variable refrigerant flow technology.

April Technical Seminar

April 14, 2015, at TLC Engineering for Architecture Cocoa Office, Cocoa, FL

John Constantinide presents technical speaker, Dr. Michael West, Ph.D., P.E., with a certificate of appreciation.
John Constantinide thanks Gary Kreuger of TLC Engineering for Architecture for sponsoring the seminar.

May Joint Technical Seminar with USGBC Brevard Branch/Central Florida Chapter

May 12, 2015, at BRPH Headquarters, Palm Shores, FL

Mike Hess, P.E., LEED AP, Amy Pastor, P.E., LEED AP, Greg Romanczyk, P.E., LEED AP, and Joseph de Armas, P.E. of exp presented on energy modeling.

John Constantinide presents the technical speakers with certificates of appreciation.

2014-2015 Chapter Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Nights

October YEA Night
Dinner with the DL, Meg O’ Malleys, Melbourne, FL

John Constantinide with YEAs and Dr. Victor Goldschmidt, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

November Joint YEA Night with the SAME Young Members (SAME YMs)
Young Engineers Mini-Golf, Golf ‘N Gator, Cape Canaveral, FL

ASHRAE YEAs and SAME YMs take a photo with the golf course’s boa.

January ASHRAE-SAME Microbrewery Tour
with Spotlight Feature on YEAs and SAME YMs
Florida Beer Company, Cape Canaveral, FL

2014 ASHRAE Spacecoast Chapter Bowling Tournament
& Research Promotion Night
Tuesday, December 9, at Shore Lanes, Merritt Island, FL

Bowlers competing in the ASHRAE lane

2015 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Atlanta, GA

John Constantinide has dinner with Jennifer Isenbeck (2013-2016 Region XII Director and Regional Chair (DRC)) and Gerardo Alfonso (2014-2015 Region XII Electronic Communications RVC)
The Chapter joined ASHRAE Regions XII and IV for a great dinner at Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant

2015 CRC
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

John Constantinide accepts the following awards on behalf of the Spacecoast Chapter:

The CRY-OH-Award (Chapter Refrigeration of the Year) from Debie Horsey (2014-2015 Refrigeration RVC), for Michael Constantinide’s work
The President’s Award of Excellence with Special Citation from Jennifer Isenbeck (2013-2016 Region XII DRC)
Best Chapter Technology Transfer Chair from Jennifer Isenbeck for his own work.

2015-2016 Chapter Technical Seminars

September ASHRAE-ASME Technical Seminar
September 8, 2015, at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

Andrew T. Holden, PE, presents on energy savings with permanent magnet motors.
Andrew Holden answers questions from the audience.

October ASHRAE-ASME Technical Seminar
October 13, 2015, at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

ASHRAE Distinguished Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., explains the goal of data center cooling.

November ASHRAE-ASME Technical Seminar
November 10, 2015, at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

John Constantinide thanks Society President David Underwood, P.Eng., FASHRAE, CPMP, for presenting to the Chapter with a Certificate of Appreciation.

April ASHRAE-SAME Technical Seminar
Featuring the ASHRAE Webcast
March 24, 2016, at Courtyard by Marriot, Cocoa Beach, FL

ASHRAE and SAME members view the ASHRAE Webcast.

2015 ASHRAE Society Presidential Visit

Chapter Board of Governors Dinner with Society President David Underwood
November 8, 2015, at Marisol Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, Melbourne Beach, FL

The Chapter Board of Governors with Society President David Underwood after dinner.

Society Presidential Reception
November 10, 2015, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Cocoa, FL

Society President David Underwood and FSEC engineers dialogue with students about engineering solutions after the Presidential Theme speech.

John Constantinide thanks attendees for attending the reception.

2016 ASHRAE-ASME-SAME Microbrewery Tour

Refrigeration and YEA Night
January 13, 2016, at Playalinda Brewing Company, Titusville, FL

Members across three professional societies toured the microbrewery, networked, and raised funds for the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Solar Decatholon team. Most of the team consist of ASHRAE Student Members, charter members of the ASHRAE ERAU Student Branch.

2016 ASHRAE-SAME Meeting with Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Bruce Hunn

September 15, 2016, at Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach, FL
January 19, 2017, at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

Dr. Bruce Hunn receives the SAME Space Coast Post Coin from Post President Lt. Col. Jason Glynn, USAF.

2017 ASHRAE Society Presidential Visit
January 19, 2017, at Tuscany Grill, Melbourne, FL

Society President Tim Wentz presents his Presidential theme, goals, and progress to the Chapter.

2017 ASHRAE-ASME-SAME-USGBC Microbrewery Tour
April 11, 2017, at Hells n Blazes Brewing Company, Melbourne, FL

Chapter members tour the microbrewery.

Student Branch History

Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) Student Branch

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Student Branch

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Florida Technical College, Kissimmee Campus Student Branch

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