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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 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and the featured presentation to round out the evening. The meetings are typically held at the Centurion Center, with the occasional meeting held at alternate venues. Be sure to check the latest Communiqué issue for details on monthly meeting location.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $70.00 and $30.00 for students. Chapter membership gets you a copy of the Ottawa Valley Chapter Roster which contains the contact information of the roughly 500 local ASHRAE members, monthly electronic access to chapter newsletter and discounts on Chapter meetings, seminars and events.

I hope you enjoy our web site and look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings.

Yours very truly
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

Upcoming Events
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2018.03.20 MTG06
Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1


Curling Bonspiel 2018


ASHRAE Career Fair 2018

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2018.02.20 MTG05
Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems


YEA Social Event -
BATL Axe Throwing

Canada Green Building Council - Winter Mixer
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IES Trade Show CenturionMap_Pin

Combined Regional Dinner

2018.01.16 MTG04
The BIM Transition - How Building Information Modeling is Changing the Construction Industry

2018.01.16 SEMINAR
Commercial Boiler Heating Systems

ASHRAE Bowling Social 2017
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2017.11.21 MTG03
Biomass Heating System - Andreas Wintzer, Viessman

YEA Social - Archery Tag

2017.10.17 MTG02
Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC - Jeff Siddall LEL, CET

ASHRAE Stroke Play Golf Tournament
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2017.09.19 MTG01
Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments - Hank Jackson P.E., ETech Solutions
Mill St Brew PubMap_Pin
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Presidential Message February 2018

As we move past the halfway mark of the current ASHRAE year, I hope that everyone has enjoyed the events that we have hosted to date and that you are looking forward to another few months full of activity. I would love to hear any feedback from members that can help improve the way we serve you for the remainder of this year and those to follow.

The January meeting included a great panel discussion on Building Information Modeling (BIM). I feel that it was an excellent and timely topic and that the use of technology to improve the design and ongoing maintenance of our built environment is essential. I would like to thank our panel made up of Spencer Cripps, Chris Chi, Robert Van Lin, Daniel Redmond, and our moderator Adrianne Mitani.

Last month we also hosted our second seminar of the ASHRAE year. Thank you to Andreas Wintzer for his presentation on Hydronic Heating System Design. We had a great turnout, with a good mix from the engineering and contracting community.

Our February program meeting is on February 20th on the topic of Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems. James Tauby will discuss some of the ins and outs of seismic restraint and cover details from the ASHRAE design publication, “A Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint”. Please refer to the program article for more details, and the registration link above right to sign up.

This month’s theme is Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC). One of the many annual objectives of the CTTC is participation in the Chapter Technology Awards. The OVC has been very successful in past years with a variety of projects winning Technology Awards at the Regional Level for new and innovative designs. Jacob Hough is our current CTTC chair, and I encourage anyone with questions about the application process to contact him directly.

March is shaping up to be a busy month. Our Annual Career Fair will be happening on March 6th at Carleton University. Look out for more information if you are interested in sponsoring or attending. Thank you Adrianne Mitani for organizing.

On March 9th, we will be hosting our Annual Curling Bonspiel at the Nepean Sportsplex. This event has always been a great success namely due to the past efforts of Chris Healey and his team of volunteers. Chris has decided to pass the torch and Colleen Fox has stepped in to run this event for the Chapter. Thank you all for your help. Please contact Colleen if you have any questions.

We have plans for one or two more seminars and are working to set up a couple of technical tours. Keep an eye on the website and future newsletters for updates. I look forward to seeing everyone at the next program meeting!

Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

"This web site is maintained by the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE). It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at"