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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)

MTG08 2023.5.16
70th Anniversary - OVC 70th Anniversary & Presentation on the NRC Platform to Decarbonize the Construction Sector at Scale

ASHRAE Best Ball Golf Tournament 2023


Past Events

Membership Promotion Social: Pool at Tailgators

MTG07 2023.4.18
Phius 101: Introduction to Passive Building and Phius Certification

ASHRAE OVC Seminar: New Ottawa High Performance Development Standard

MTG06 2023.3.21
Joint ASHRAE/MCA meeting on recent upgrade to the OBC with respect to fire dampers and fire/smoke dampers

2023 ASHRAE OVC Curling Bonspiel

Career Fair 2023 (Booth & Student Registration)

MTG05 2023.2.21
De-Carbonization with BAS & AI - Turning Data into Dollars

MTG04 2023.1.17
Building Data Analytics

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

ASHRAE Bowling Social 2022

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

ASHRAE Best Ball Golf Tournament 2022

Technical Tour - Condair Factory

2022.05.17 MTG08
Buildings Are Our Best Medicine – If We Properly Hydrate Our Indoor Air

YEA Social Event - April 21st - Tailgators Pool Hall

2022.04.19 MTG07
District Energy Systems in the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP)

2022.03.15 MTG06
Creating Success with BACnet: City of Ottawa Case Study

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What’s Shakin’ – Vibration Fundamentals and Human Perception

2022.01.18 MTG04
The future of Multi-unit Residential Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities from Building Performance Research

2021.11.16 MTG03
An Introduction to Thermal Comfort: The Human Factors of Sensation, Perceptions and Responses

2021.11.09 YEA Event
Ottawa 67's vs Kingston Frontenacs

2021.10.19 MTG02
Ᾱdisōke – The New Ottawa Public Library and Library Archives Canada Joint Facility

ASHRAE Stroke Play Golf Tournament

2021.09.21 MTG01
Electrification of the Built Environment: Designing Canada's Future Buildings and Communities

2021.05.18 MTG08
Humidity Control Done Right

2021.04.27 SEMINAR
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy

2021.04.20 MTG07
Advances in Technology and the AEC Industry

Women in ASHRAE Tech Hour #1

2021.03.16 MTG06
Heritage Conservation, Energy Efficiency and Health & Wellbeing – Can They All Co-Exist?

Career Fair 2021

2021.02.16 MTG05
Brief Presidential Address and Lean Integrated Project Delivery

2021.01.19 MTG04
Targeting Success – Improve Employee Satisfaction, Retention, and Profit

2020.11.17 MTG03
Transforming Existing Buildings into High Performing Facilities – in the Age of COVID-19




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