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President Daniel Redmond thanks Roland Charneaux
ASHRAE OVC MTG06 - 2019.03.19

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Total HVAC 1 - Mark Gall, Langdon Liebregts, Tom LeRoy and Josh Bates win the 2019 Curling Bonspiel
ASHRAE 2019 Curling Bonspiel - 2019.03.08

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Students attending the 2019 ASHRAE Career Fair at Carleton University
ASHRAE 2019 Career Fair - 2019.03.05


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
Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Upcoming Events
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2019.05.10
YEA Social Event -
BATL Axe Throwing

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2019.05.21 MTG08
Center Block Rehabilitation

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Past Events

2019.04.17 Seminar
The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings

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2019.04.16 MTG07
Applications of Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings

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2018.03.19 MTG06
Mountain Equipment Co-op Headquarters Vancouver

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2019.03.13 Seminar
Business Development

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2019.03.08
Curling Bonspiel 2019

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2019.03.05
ASHRAE Career Fair

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2019.02.22 YEA Social
Event - Archery Tag

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2018.02.19 MTG05
Refrigerant Review

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2019.01.24 MTG04
Indoor Agriculture

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2018.12.14 YEA Social
Event - Archery Tag

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2018.11.20 MTG03
Humber River Hospital Design

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2018.11.12 ASHRAE Bowling Social 2018
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2018.10.19 YEA Social Event - Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger Cats
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2018.10.16 MTG02
Designing Buildings for People

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2018.09.18 MTG01
ASHRAE - How You Can Get Involved

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Presidential Message April 2019

As the 2018-19 ASHRAE year continues into Spring, I would like to thank everyone for joining us at the Centurion Centre on March 19th. The presentation by Roland Charneux was fantastic and it was a great opportunity to see his project that won an ASHRAE Society Technology Award.

ASHRAE Society Past President (2017-18) Bjarne Olesen will be presenting at our next meeting on Tuesday April 16th at the Centurion Centre. Mr. Olesen is a professor at the Technical University in Denmark and his long and distinguished career includes significant research and development in the HVAC&R industry. Mr. Olesen will present on the research into radiant heating and cooling systems.

On Wednesday April 17th, Mr. Olesen will also present a seminar for the ASHRAE OVC community. The seminar is focused on the European approach to decreasing energy consumption in buildings. Europe has been particularly successful in the implementation of cutting edge technology to reduce energy consumption and this seminar is a great opportunity to discuss with an expert in the field that understands European and North American applications.

Please click on the registration link to sign up for the program meeting and the seminar.

The theme for April is Research. Aaron Dobson and the Research Promotion Committee are working hard to raise funds for this year’s campaign. It is through Research Promotion that ASHRAE generates the funds to invest in the research that is crucial to development of the standards and guidelines that we use in the HVAC&R industry everyday. It is important also to note that every dollar raised in Canada stays in Canada which furthers our local research endeavors.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message March 2019

As we start moving into Spring, the 2018-19 ASHRAE season continues. I would like to thank everyone for joining us at the Centurion Centre on February 19th for the fantastic presentation by Spencer Fuller that enlightened the audience about trends in refrigeration and the impacts of changing refrigeranttechnology on the HVAC industry.

Our March meeting is scheduled for Tuesday March 19th at the Centurion Centre where Roland Charneux from Pageau Morel will present one of his projects that won an ASHRAE Society Technology Award. Roland was the principal engineer behind the Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office, New Construction project. The building included many innovative technologies and achieved LEED Platinum certification.

The theme for March is Students. The long term success of our industry relies on younger generations getting engaged and what better way for students to get informed about ASHRAE and to network with industry professionals than to attend the program meetings. We encourage all students to attend and also encourage our members working in the industry to consider sponsoring a student’s admisssion to the program meetings.

Our Annual Career Fair is taking place on March 5th at Carleton University. Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Primeau (elizabethp@totalhvac.com) or Chris Habets (chris.habets@condair.com) for more information.

On March 8th we will be hosting our Annual Curling Bonspiel at the Nepean Sportsplex. Dinner will follow at the Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club. For more information, please contact Colleen Fox at 613-808-4316 or cfox@trane.com

We are also excited to announce that on March 13th we will be hosting a seminar by Ralph Kison that is sure to be of tremendous benefit to all in our industry. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for consultants, contractors, suppliers and really anyone that is interested in professional development.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message February 2019

As we move through the 2018-19 ASHRAE season, I would like to thank everyone for joining us at the Centurion Centre on January 24th. Due to conflict with the ASHRAE Society Winter Meeting in Atlanta Georgia, the meeting was moved to a Thursday night instead of the traditional Tuesday night. The discussion provided by Geoff Brown about Indoor Agriculture was very well received and we had an outstanding turnout for the meeting.

Our February meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 19th at the Centurion Centre where we will learn about the latest advancements in refrigerants. Spencer Fuller from Johnson Controls Inc. will provide an overview of the past and present developments of refrigerants as well as reviewing legislation and future developments in the refrigeration industry including the impacts on the chiller industry.

The theme for February 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. James Pady is our current CTTC chair, and I encourage anyone with questions about the application process to contact him directly.

Our Annual Career Fair will be happening on March 5th at Carleton University. Look out for more information if you are interested in sponsoring or attending. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Elizabeth Primeau (elizabethp@totalhvac.com) or Chris Habets (chris.habets@condair.com) for more information.

On March 8th we will be hosting our Annual Curling Bonspiel at the Nepean Sportsplex. Dinner will follow at the Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club. This event has always been a great success namely due to the past efforts of Chris Healey and his team of volunteers. For more information, please contact Colleen Fox at 613-808-4316 or cfox@trane.com

We are also excited to announce that on March 13th we will be hosting a seminar by Ralph Kison that is sure to be of tremendous benefit to all in our industry. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for consultants, contractors, suppliers and really anyone that is interested in professional development.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message January 2019

I hope everyone has had a great holiday with friends and family and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

As the 2018-19 ASHRAE season continues into 2019, I would like to begin by thanking everyone for joining us at the Centurion Centre on November 20th. We had some special guests in attendance including ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter, ASHRAE President-Elect Darryl Boyce, ASHRAE Staff Alice Yates and our Region II DRC Jeff Clark. President Hayter presented her theme “Building Our New Energy Future” and underscored what we need to be thinking about and the we need to act now.

The program topic was presented by Kurt Monteiro from Smith + Andersen as he provided a technical overview of the Humber River Hospital project. This project won an ASHRAE Society Technology Award and the presentation proved to be very informative and generated a number of great questions from the audience.

Our bowling social took place on November 21. This event was great fun and another opportunity to get to know our ASHRAE peers a little better. Thanks to Adam Moons for organizing.

The January program meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 24th at the Centurion Centre and we have a fantastic program lined up. Geoff Brown from Dehumidified Air Solutions (DAS) will review the science, math and industry trends behind smart HVAC decision for indoor agriculture applications. The program will cover some outdated thinking and misinformation in this industry to ensure that people are empowered to make the right design decisions for their projects.

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. The long term success of our industry relies on younger generations getting engaged and what better way for students to get informed about ASHRAE and to network with industry professionals than to attend the program meetings. We encourage students to attend and also encourage our members working in the industry to consider sponsoring a student’s admission to the program meetings.

The ASHRAE Winter Conference & Expo is quickly approaching in Atlanta from January 12 through January 16, 2019. 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.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message November 2018

As the 2018-19 ASHRAE season continues into Fall, I would like to begin by thanking everyone for joining us at the Centurion Centre on October 16th. The presentation by Liam O’Brien was both excellent and informative. The evening was also a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends and to form new connections.

Thank you very much Modern Niagara Ottawa for donating Sens tickets for the Research Promotion raffle held during the October meeting. Mike Swayne was the lucky recipient and is headed to the Club Bell seats! These raffles are an important part of our annual RP campaign and we appreciate any and all donations that are made.

The November program meeting is scheduled for November 20th at the Centurion Centre and we have a fantastic program lined up. Kurt Monteiro received an ASHRAE Society Technology Award and was recognized at the Society Winter Meeting in 2017 for his winning project submission under Category III - Health Care Facilities, New. Mr. Monteiro will present the award winning project and review what led to the success of the project and the ASHRAE Society Technology Award.

Also for the November program meeting, ASHRAE Society President Sheila Hayter will present her presidential theme “Building Our Energy Future”. President Hayter will discuss what buildings professionals need to know to prepare for changes to the electricity sector. The discussion will include a review of the electrical grid as we know it today, changes that are coming for the future and what we need to consider in order to get there.

The theme of the evening will be Students. The long term success of our industry relies on younger generations getting engaged and what better way for students to get informed about ASHRAE and to network with industry professionals than to attend the program meetings. We encourage all students to attend and also encourage our members working in the industry to consider sponsoring a student’s admission to the program meetings.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message October 2018

With the 2018-19 ASHRAE season underway I would like to begin by thanking everyone for joining us at Lago on September 18th. We had a great turnout with a number of younger members and the program topic provided by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Erich Binder was fantastic.

Thanks to Ainsworth for their generous donation of Redblacks tickets for the Research Promotion Raffle. These raffles are an important part of our annual RP campaign and we appreciate any and all donations that are made.

We continue the year with the October meeting scheduled for October 16th at the Centurion Centre. We are looking forward to great food, great networking and a great program meeting. Professor Liam O’Brien will join us to present an informative and enjoyable program focused on the underlying need to design buildings for the people that occupy them. Please click on the registration link to sign up.

Our theme this month is Research. We would like to thank all of those that continue to support ASHRAE research. The money raised goes directly to research that changes our industry for the better. Aaron Dobson will be hosting a donor recognition night at the October meeting to recognize all of those individuals and organizations that helped make the 2017-2018 campaign such a success.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 OVC President

Presidential Message September 2018

With the 2018-19 ASHRAE season underway I would like to begin by thanking the team of volunteers who have been working hard over the summer to put together a solid program filled with informative technical content as well as enjoyable and social networking opportunities.

We are excited to kick-off the first program meeting at Lago. Our theme this month is Membership and we are excited to have Erich Binder join us from Alberta. Erich is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and has been involved with ASHRAE for much of his career.

We have a very strong team of volunteers that continue to work hard to ensure the year is a success but we are always looking for more people to get involved. Volunteering with ASHRAE is an incredible way to give back to our community, build technical skills and to develop strong networking skills. Please do not hesitate to contact myself, or any member of the Executive or the BOG to get involved.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2018-2019 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 http://www.ashrae.org."