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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

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President Adam Graham thanks speaker James R. Tauby
ASHRAE OVC MTG05 - 2018.02.20

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 OVC Golf Tournament


2018.04.17 MTG07
Acoustics: Supporting Sound Mechanical HVAC Design

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Cold Climate Design Guide

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CPMX Training Toronto
Save Over 40% Using Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016

CPMX Training Toronto
Save 35% while Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

2018.03.21 Seminar
Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1
Master Group Ottawa Map_Pin

2018.03.20 MTG06
Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1
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Curling Bonspiel 2018

ASHRAE Career Fair 2018
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2018.02.20 MTG05
Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems

YEA Social Event -
BATL Axe Throwing

Canada Green Building Council - Winter Mixer
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IES Trade Show CenturionMap_Pin

Combined Regional Dinner

2018.01.16 MTG04
The BIM Transition - How Building Information Modeling is Changing the Construction Industry

2018.01.16 SEMINAR
Commercial Boiler Heating Systems

ASHRAE Bowling Social 2017
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2017.11.21 MTG03
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 April 2018

With spring finally here, we near the end of our current ASHRAE year. I hope that you have all enjoyed the program and social events to date and I look forward to the next couple of remaining months prior to the big Annual Golf Tournament in June.

March was an extremely busy month where we hosted several events including our regular program meeting, a career fair, a curling bonspiel, and a technical seminar on ASHRAE 90.1. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in the planning and implementation of each of these events and those that continue to volunteer for the Chapter.

This month’s theme is Research. Our Research Promotion (RP) Committee is right in the middle of their calling campaign, so if you have not yet received a call, you can expect to hear from one of us shortly. Our RP Chair Daniel Redmond and his committee have been doing a fantastic job this year with the campaign but still have a long way to go to hit our ambitious objective. Please feel free to contact Daniel Redmond directly anytime, or visit the website if you would like to donate.

We are back at the Centurion Center for our monthly program meeting on April 17th. The upcoming program topic of “Acoustics: Supporting Sound HVAC Design” will be put on by Emanuel Mourtatis, an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer. Please refer to the program article for location and more program details. I encourage you all to attend. To register please use the link at above right.

CTTC Technology Award submissions are currently being reviewed at the Chapter level and winners will be announced at the April meeting.

Our Nominations Committee Chair Steve Moons will be closing nominations at our April meeting so if you have any suggestions for someone that may be able to fill a position on the board please get in touch with him or his committee prior to the meeting. Our Honours and Awards Committee Chair Abbey Saunders will be reviewing our membership for various awards at the Chapter and Regional level. I remind everyone to please update your ASHRAE Society Bio so that you may be considered for awards you may be eligible for.

We will be hosting another two technical seminars on the day of our program meeting, April 17th. The first half day seminar will be put on by a DL from the UK, Mr. Frank Mills and will be on “Cold Climate Design”. The second half day will be put on by DL Emanuel Mourtatis and will cover “Acoustics” in much more detail than the program meeting. Check out the article in this month’s communique for additional details, or register at the links provided.

Lastly, I would like to ask everyone interested in joining us at our annual golf tournament to put Monday June 4th in their calendars. Rod Lancefield is in the process of reaching out to those that were registered last year and the general registration will go up later this month. Please keep an eye on the website for ongoing news and updates and don’t forget to register for this month’s program. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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