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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

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Presidential Message May 2018

It appears that this will be my final President’s Message and the last communique for this ASHRAE year. I can’t believe that it has been a year since my installment as Chapter President last May. It has been a fun and extremely busy year for me and from the sounds of it, our entire industry... May marks our final program meeting of the year and the month that we ask our Past President’s and their Companions to join us for the evening and celebrate our Chapter’s History. This happens to be the theme for the evening as well. We are lucky to have such great people that have invested so much of their time to ASHRAE OVC coming back year over year to join us.

Our current History Chair Ryan Dickinson will have a table top history display to showcase the last 65 years of our Chapter. We will be back at Centurion Center and our program will be put on by Daniel Gosselin, National Director of Energy at BGIS. His presentation entitled “Meeting the goals of the Vancouver Declaration on Climate Change in federal government facilities” will give an overview on how PSPC intends on leading by example in reducing our Country’s carbon footprint and how these projects will be managed. Refer to the program article for more details. You can register for the meeting at the link above right.

We are lucky to have an extremely strong Chapter here in Ottawa. This is a result of all of the great people that volunteer their time and resources to help run this Chapter. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone involved in making this past year a success.

First, I would like to thank the Executive, Board of Governors, Committee Chairs, Members, and Sandy Taylor for all of their support. Secondly, I would like to thank all of the members that continue to stay involved and those who promote ASHRAE within their organizations.

Some items we as a Chapter can be particularly proud of include:

  • Our membership numbers continue to rise with a vast increase in young people getting involved.
  • We offered a good mix of strong technical topics and other events including technical sessions, seminars, and tours, to provide value to our membership.
  • We have decided as a BOG to fully fund our ASHRAE OVC Scholarship commitment this year to annually provide a source of funds to a worthy local student recipient, encouraging more young people to find a career in our industry. We hope to be able to award the first scholarship as soon as possible.

I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this great Chapter and for all of the experience gained in moving through the Board and Executive. This experience is invaluable and I encourage anyone considering this opportunity to make the leap and talk to someone about how to get more involved. Though it was a lot of work and extremely busy at times, the people involved made it maneageable and well worth the effort. I am excited for a renewed focus on family and work life while continuing my involvement with the Chapter on a limited basis in the coming years.

Moving forward, the Chapter is in extremely capable hands. Next year’s Board of Governors, Executive and many volunteers are an exceptionally competent group of individuals. That said, I ask everyone to please give your full support to incoming President Daniel Redmond and his team next year and I look forward to the many great things to come for the OVC.

Enjoy your summer, and I hope to see you all at our Annual Golf Tournament in June or back at ASHRAE in the fall.

Thank you
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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