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Paul Pilotte of Siemens and PP Georges Maamari
ASHRAE OVC MTG07 - 2018.04.17

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President Adam Graham thanks Trevor Freeman of Hydro Ottawa
ASHRAE OVC MTG06 - 2018.03.20

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Barry O'Conner of X-L-Air lets rip
ASHRAE OVC Curling Bonspiel - 2018.03.09

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Andrew Douma fronts the Total HVAC stand
ASHRAE OVC Career Fair - 2018.03.06

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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2018.10.16 MTG02
Designing Buildings for People


2018.10.19 YEA Social Event - Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger Cats
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2018.11.12 ASHRAE Bowling Social 2018
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2018.11.20 MTG03
Humber River Hospital Design


2019.01.15 MTG04
Cannabis Industry/Design


2018.02.19 MTG05
Refrigerant Review


2018.03.19 MTG06


2018.04.16 MTG07
Radiant Panels


2018.05.21 MTG08
Center Block Management



Past Events

2018.09.18 MTG01
ASHRAE - How You Can Get Involved

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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"