President Elects Message

sen Dear ASHRAE members and non-members, I am privileged to forward this message as the President Elect for the term of 2016/17 and it is a great honour for me to hold this prestigious post of ASHRAE Chapter and therefore I extend my sincere gratitude to all our members. First of all, I would like to pay my tribute to our chapter Past Presidents whose great amount of work over the past years has contributed promoting ethical standards of our Chapter at the highest level Since ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today, I will mainly focus on strategies to educate and make aware of our members on Green building concepts and guidelines for achieving energy efficiency, water management and indoor air quality and also sustainability within the refrigeration & Air Conditioning industry. We as a team will seek and embrace collaborative efforts with organizations, agencies, and individuals sharing our commitment to sustainable built environments. ASHRAE is comprised of volunteers. Without volunteers the chapter fails because volunteers lead ASHRAE at every level, serving ASHRAE and helping ASHRAE serve society. Get more people involved and to grow our membership by providing more educational opportunities, social events and family events are my goals. In this context, I am fortunate to work with Chapter President Eng. Piyasiri Kalubowila and I highly admire his incredible work and dedication which has already paved the way for fulfilling this difficult task. Finally, I have a humble request. This is your opportunity to give a little back to the chapter that has benefited you in a variety of ways. We want your input; we need your idea’s so our chapter can reach its full potential. I am sure that all members will support me to achieve my aspirations and goals during my tenure as you have supported to my predecessors. Mahendra Senevirathne President Elect, 2016/2017 ASHRAE Sri Lankan Chapter -171