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Program: ASHRAE GGAC - Understanding ASHRAE’s Governmental Advocacy

In an everchanging world of governmental legislation, what is ASHRAE’s interest in Governmental Advocacy? The real purpose is to establish ASHRAE as a leading source for expertise in the built environment and a resource for policy-makers in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the public, the HVAC&R community, and the engineering profession.

This is accomplished by building relationships between ASHRAE and all levels of government, facilitating the transfer of technical counsel and assisting on matters affecting the public, engineering profession and the ASHRAE professional community.

But where does the local ASHRAE Chapter fit into this effort? This presentation will demonstrate the importance of Chapter involvement and membership participation in governmental advocacy.


Tim Ashby

R. Timothy Ashby serves as an ASHRAE Governmental Advocacy Committee Regional Vice Chair (GGAC- RVC), and is a Facilities Project Manager with Wake County Government where he oversees design and Construction for the rapidly expanding Raleigh area. He has been instrumental in the development of a newly published Design and Construction Guideline, and a recently Board of Commissioner’s approved Energy Design Guideline for Wake County Government.

He studied Mechanical Engineering while attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has experience in the design of numerous commercial and industrial projects in his 26 years in the engineering and design industry.

Tim has served 17 years in the ASHRAE organization as a member of the Triangle Chapter, holding positions such as CTTC Chair, GGAC Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Triangle Chapter. For the fiscal year, 2015-16 Tim received the Rudy Ferguson Memorial Award (Presidential Award of Excellence). He has been a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional since 2008, currently is a USGBC of North Carolina member, a North Carolina Real Estate Broker, and serves on the Emergency Management Team of North Carolina.


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