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New Mexico ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE within New Mexico.
Thin Air President's Message

Monthly Lunch Meeting

April 2014

 Energy Storage: A vital element in a Lower Carbon World

 Whether the reason is Energy Independence, National Security or Climate Change, energy and carbon will be critical to our society’s future.  One critically important aspect about fossil fuels is that they are not just forms of energy, they are forms of “stored” energy.  If we are going to reduce our dependence on them by using renewable energy like Wind or Solar, which are forms pure energy, we will also have to replace the storage aspect of the them.  Energy Storage on both the Grid side and Building side of the meter will be discussed along with its role in the “Smart” Grid and Real Time Pricing. 


Mark M. MacCracken, P.E., Pte. LEED-AP

Mark is the CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation, which is one of the largest manufacturers of Thermal Energy Storage equipment in the world, with over 4,000 installations in 36 countries.  In his over 35 years with the firm, he has been involved in all aspects of the company including, R&D contracts, patents, manufacturing, marketing and finance. He was the Principal Investigator on research projects with Oak Ridge National Labs, NASA and National Renewable Energy Research Lab.

He has:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island
  • 3 U.S. Patents
  • Served on the USGBC Board of Directors for 7 years and was Chairman of the Board in 2011

He is presently serving on AHRI, Board of Directors and ASHRAE’s Distinguished Lecturer Program and is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional. 

When: April 15th 2014 at 11:45 am

Where: Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 5011 Pan American West Fwy NE

Cost: $25 Chapter Member, $30 Non-Chapter Members

RSVP to Erin Coffman by Friday April 11th. Email:

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