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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 Bowling Social 2017

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 October 2017

Fellow ASHRAE members,

With the ASHRAE season officially underway, I’d like to start this month’s message by thanking everyone who helped make our first meeting at the Mill Street Pub a fun networking event. We had some challenges with timing and acoustics but I must commend our speaker Hank Jackson for rolling with it and delivering a great presentation. Thank you to everyone for your patience and we hope to improve on these items going forward at our usual venue.

Thanks to Ainsworth for their donation to the monthly RP raffle and congratulations to Chris Frauley, winner of the 4 floor level Redblacks tickets. These raffles are an important part of us meeting our RP objectives and we appreciate any and all donations that are made.

We continue the year with this month’s meeting returning to our regular venue, the Centurion Center. We look forward to outstanding food, and what promises to be an entertaining technical meeting as electrical engineer Jeff Siddall discusses electrical fundamentals in HVAC. See the program description for more information.

Our theme this month is Students. Students are the future of our industry and our student activities committee is continuously working to facilitate exposure. Attendance at our program meetings gives students the opportunity to meet future employers, socialize with peers, and learn about HVAC related topics. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to engage the students in conversation throughout the evening. I would also like to encourage student sponsorship. Please help us with this initiative if you are able.

As mentioned in my last message, it is the participation of numerous volunteers that makes our chapter so successful. We have a great team lined up for this year but if anyone is interested in helping out please see myself or another Chapter volunteer to find out how to get started.

To register for the October program meeting please click on the meeting link at above right. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to purchase your meal plan. Enjoy the first few weeks of fall (or should I say summer…), and I hope to see lots of familiar and new faces at the next meeting. 

Thank you,
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"