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Welcome Message

Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is an international organization of 55,000 persons. Its sole objective is to advance through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

The Ottawa Valley Chapter was established in 1952, and supports roughly 500 local ASHRAE members, of which approximately 200 are Chapter members. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of men and women from the various fields in the HVAC&R and construction industries, e.g., consulting engineers, contractors, developers, facility managers, federal, provincial & municipal government, manufacturers, researchers, sales organizations, students, university, and college faculty.

Our Chapter meets the third Tuesday of the month from September to May (excluding December) and typically consists of a tour or technical session, followed by a social gathering starting at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and the featured presentation to round out the evening. The meetings are typically held at the Centurion Conference Center, with the occasional meeting held at alternate venues. Be sure to check the latest Communique issue for details on the monthly meeting location.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $75.00 and $30.00 for students. Chapter membership gets you monthly electronic access to chapter newsletter and discounts on Chapter meetings, seminars, and events.

I look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings.

Ryan Dickinson - Vanderwesten & Rutherford
2022-2023 OVC President

Upcoming Events
(confirmed when linked)

MTG03 2022.11.15
Cold Climate Design Designing for the Unique Challenges Posed by Cold Climate

ASHRAE Bowling Social 2022


Past Events

Technical Tour - Zibi Plant

2022.10.18 MTG02
Strategies to Decarbonize Buildings Across the World

2022.09.20 MTG01
Centre Block Rehabilitation Program (CBRP)

2022 ASHRAE Stroke Play Golf Tournament




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