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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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ASHRAE Career Fair 2018

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Canada Green Building Council - Winter Mixer

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IES Trade Show

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
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Presidential Message January 2018

Welcome back and Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone had a great holiday and nice little break with family and friends.

November marked our third program meeting of the year and Andreas Wintzer from Viessmann discussed Biomass boiler technology and system design. Andreas will be back this month, putting on our first seminar of the ASHRAE year. We will be putting this seminar on in the afternoon, prior to the monthly program meeting at the Centurion Center. He will be reviewing hydronic boiler system design. Refer to the seminar article for more details and to visit our website to sign up.

Our bowling social took place on November 22. This event was great fun and another opportunity to get to know our ASHRAE peers a little better. Thanks to Adam Moons for organizing.

Our January program meeting will be a panel discussion on BIM. I think that this is a topic worth discussion. Our industry is changing, and gaining some more insight on these evolving technologies from a few local experts is a great opportunity. Please refer to the program article for more details and click on the registration link above right to sign up.

The theme for January is YEA and I am hoping to see many of our young members in attendance. Student participation and mentorship of YEA members in ASHRAE is important to facilitate new, bright minds to join and remain in our industry. I encourage you all to sponsor a student meal and take the opportunity to chat with your future colleagues.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference & Expo is quickly approaching in Chicago from January 20 through January 24, 2018. I would definitely encourage anyone that has not been to one of these annual meetings to plan attending in the coming years. Not only does the ASHRAE Winter Conference & Expo coincide with the largest trade show in our industry, ASHRAE also offers a number of courses and learning opportunities throughout the event.

Daniel Redmond and his Research Promotion Committee deserve a big thanks for their early efforts to get the 2017-2018 RP Campaign rolling. Research Promotion is one of the most important annual goals from Society, and I encourage all individuals and organizations to continue with your generous donations to help us achieve our goal. Please speak with Dan directly if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and wish you all a wonderful 2018!

Thank you,
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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