Nortek Air Solutions (NAS), a manufacturer of custom commercial HVAC systems, was recognized for its contribution to HVAC/R research by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Research Promotion (RP) Campaign.
Presented at the ASHRAE President’s Luncheon in Chicago, Buddy Doll, NAS president; and Joe Naccarello, P.Eng., vice president–sales; accepted the recognition on behalf of NAS from 2016-2017 Past RP Chair Darcy Carbone for the firm’s 2017 Golden Circle level donation of $10,000.
The presentation marks the 18th consecutive year of RP donations for NAS, putting it in the top 20 of 7,000 RP donors. RP is a grassroots campaign that raised a program record of $2.7 million in funds last year for research, scholarships, comprehensive educational activities and young engineers in ASHRAE.
NAS divided its contribution among three U.S. and two Canadian ASHRAE chapters where it operates manufacturing facilities, Central Oklahoma Chapter–Region VIII; Minnesota Chapter–Region VI; Oregon Chapter–Region XI; Quebec Chapter–Region II; and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) Chapter–Region XI.
“We are proud to have sponsored the RP Campaign for 18 years and we are committed to support ASHRAE research in the future,” says Naccarello.