Research Promotion

Mitchell Rohrer

Research Promotion Chair

Mitchell is currently serving his final year as chapter president. Traditionally, the outgoing chapter president goes on to serve as Research Promotion Chair to leverage their chapter experience to promote ASHRAE Research initiatives and campaign for contributions. 

Company: Johnson Controls Canada
Education: McMaster University, Mechanical Engineering & Management (2010 – 2015)
Interests: Hockey, Running, Strength Training, Golfing
Phone: 416-629-4784

Research Promotion Campaign Goal:

$ 0
$1,870 Contributed

Last Updated: 2023/09/18

All gifts are designated for ASHRAE Research Canada, this ensures that gifts provided through the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter supports research in Canada only.

Committee Responsibilities

Research Promotion (RP) manages and supports Chapter-level fundraising of the RP Campaign. Traditionally supporting just research, the ASHRAE RP Campaign was expanded 10 years ago to include support of Education & ALI, Endowed Research through ASHRAE Foundation, YEA programs, ASHRAE Scholarships, and the General/ Unrestricted fund. Research, the backbone of ASHRAE, remains the primary fund of the program with over $2 million raised for this program annually.

The funds donated to the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter will be designated to ASHRAE Research Canada only. There is currently more than $800,000 in Research in Canada alone!

The RP Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Manages and supports chapter-level fundraising of the RP Campaign
  • Manges RP and supports chapter-level RP activities and special events

What is the ASHRAE Research Program?

The ASHRAE Research Program governors more than 80 investigative projects taking place around the world
and funded by ASHRAE. It is supported by more than 100 member-led Technical Committees
(TCs), each with their own specialty and sub-specialty.

How are the Projects Selected?

A Technical Committee (TC) identifies a need – such as missing information, new ideas or processes to be examined, outdated information – sets a goal, and outlines a project to meet that need and goal. the
Research Administration Committee (RAC) approves the proposed project. It then goes out to ‘bid’, ensuring that ASHRAE’s financial resources are spent wisely and the final product will meet all stated goals.

*$100 to $249 for individuals

Annual Industry Partner Sponsorship ($100 to Research Canada)

  •  Johnson Controls
  • O’Dell Associates
  • Navien



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