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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 - Holiday Mixer
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ASHRAE Bowling Social 2017
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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 November 2017

As the days get shorter and the nights cooler, we are reminded of the fall season and as such are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that many fellow Canadians have made over the years as part of our Canadian Armed Forces. On November 11, we remember our veterans who have served Canada during war-time, armed conflict, and times of peace. I encourage everyone to get out and attend the annual Remembrance Day National Ceremony and to share a moment of silence in remembrance.

October marked our second program meeting of the year and I understand that it was a great meeting. I’d like to thank the speaker Jeff Siddall for the informative presentation on electrical fundamentals. Though it is unfortunate that I could not attend, I am very pleased to announce that it was for a good cause and that I am now a dad! Everyone is happy and healthy and I am glad that I was able to spend these few precious days focussed on family… I want to thank the entire BOG for helping out and specifically Dan Redmond for stepping in to run the last meeting on my behalf.

Our bowling social will be taking place on November 22. This event is always fun and I encourage you all to attend. See the bowling article for reference and contact Adam Moons for more details.

With the abundance of pumpkin beverages and impending Christmas music everywhere, we realize that the holidays are nearing quickly. For many, this is a time of giving. As such, several of us have holiday traditions of donating to charities and organizations that support people in need or a cause that is dear. I feel that it is important to give back what we can to our community and our industry. I would like to thank all of those that continue to consider ASHRAE Research an important part of this group. This money goes directly to research that changes our industry for the better. Daniel Redmond will be hosting a donor recognition night at the November meeting to recognize all of those individuals and organizations that helped make the 2016-2017 Campaign a success.

Our November program meeting with take place at the Centurion Centre on November 21. Andreas Wintzer from Viessmann will discuss Biomass heating technology and its application. I feel that this is quite timely with all of the recent discussion over carbon neutrality and GHG reductions. Please go to our website at and click on the registration link to sign up.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and as this will be my last message of 2017, I would like to wish everyone and their families a wonderful holiday season.

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"