ASHRAE's Lynn Bellenger Dies
Immediate past ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger, who served as the first woman president in the Society’s 116 year history, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19. She was president for the 2010-11 Society year, with her term ending in June, 2011.
Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, was a recognized expert in energy management, with a strong focus on the need for energy modeling to help create and refine more efficient buildings. She was a founding partner, Pathfinder Engineers & Architects, Rochester, N.Y.
"We at ASHRAE are greatly saddened by the death of our former president and our friend," Ron Jarnagin, ASHRAE president, said. "Her lifelong passion for engineering excellence resonated within our membership and our industry, inspiring us through her belief that engineers will lead an energy revolution with innovation. Through her service, she showed that there is a path available to all who wish to extend the influence of engineering principles to better serve the world we live in."
As ASHRAE president, Bellenger focused on Modeling a Sustainable World, sharing her thoughts about the role of modeling tools and how all involved in the built environment industry must come together to take advantage of "the rich opportunities for optimizing building performance through a collaborative approach from the beginning."
Bellenger wa a recipient of an ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award, a Distinguished Service Award, two first-place ASHRAE Technology Awards and the Lincoln Bouillon Membership Award.
Stephenson Receives Emerson Thomas E. Bettcher Award
Emerson Climate Technologies has awarded the annual Thomas E. Bettcher Community Service Award to Nate Stephenson, a senior project engineer in the semi-hermetic refrigeration group, and an Army Reserve Veteran.
The award recognizes an employee whose excellence in community service reflects the legacy of leadership and sustained community involvement demonstrated by Tom Bettcher, former Emerson president/CEO.
The award includes a grant that Stephenson directed to Houston Athletic Complex, Houston Ball Association, Hardin-Houston Youth Football, and Wheels of Truth Motorcycle Ministry.