Jeff Watson - Chorley + Bisset
2016-2017 Chapter Technology Transfer Chair

Greetings from the CTTC Chair

I would like to thank those who took the time to submit an application for ASHRAE Technology Awards. We received the following submissions:

We will be acknowledging the above projects at this month’s meeting and I encourage you all to come out and hear about some of the projects in our Region. I would also like to say thank you to Matt Edmonds and Andrew Douma for assisting during this year’s search for suitable projects.

Finally, last month ASHRAE presented their annual webcast titled, “Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance”. If you happened to have participated in the webcast, I would love to hear some feedback with the overall presentation. Feel free to seek me out at the meeting or email me.

Any feedback is valuable to the Society as it can assist in improving the overall experience in the future!


Greetings from the CTTC Chair

Just a friendly reminder regarding that the deadline for applications for the Ottawa Valley Chapter ASHRAE Technology Awards will be March 15, 2017. The Awards Presentation will occur at the April Chapter Meeting.

For those wishing to learn more about the Awards Program, an overview can be found on ASHRAE’s website here.


Greetings from the CTTC Chair

Just a friendly reminder regarding that the deadline for applications for the Ottawa Valley Chapter ASHRAE Technology Awards will be March 15, 2017. The Awards Presentation will occur at the April Chapter Meeting.

For those wishing to learn more about the Awards Program, an overview can be found on ASHRAE’s website here.

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season!


Greetings from the CTTC Chair!

I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the ASHRAE Technology Awards. If you are not familiar with the Technology Awards, it is a program that aims to recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation.

Applications are accepted in the following six categories:

An overview of the Awards Program can be found on ASHRAE’s website here.

The Awards Program starts at the Chapter Level, then proceeds through the Region and up to the Society Level.

The deadline for applications for the Ottawa Valley Chapter will be March 15, 2017 with the Awards Presentation occurring at the April Chapter Meeting. Further information about the program and the application process will be presented at an upcoming Chapter Meeting.

I encourage everyone to start thinking about a project that they may be involved or familiar with that may be considered for an Award. The Chapter Level application process is fairly straightforward and I am available to assist or answer any questions you may have.


This Year’s Program at Glance:

Sept 20th: Rod Potter, Rodders CAS
Canadiana Quiz Social Night

Oct 18th: Dan Int-Hout, Krueger
"You Can't Afford Discomfort"

Nov 15th: Liam O'Brien, Carleton University
Using Carleton as a Living Lab

Jan 17th: Eli Howard
IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction

Feb 21st: TBD

Mar 21st: Greg Scrivener, Cold Dynamics
Canadian Refrigeration Code CSA B52

Apr 18th: Paul Lebbin, NRC
Aircraft Ventilation & Cabin Comfort Facility

May 16th: Victor Goldschmidt, Purdue University
Principles of Leadership and Group Dynamics


legacy from previous Chair Daniel Redmond:

Are your engineering projects innovative? Do you want to identify yourself as a leader in the HVAC&R industry? Would your clients be interested
to know that you are innovative? If so, then the ASHRAE Technology Awards program should be of interest to you.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards program recognizes successful applications of innovative design, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for
effective energy management, indoor air quality, and good mechanical design.

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards program is threefold

  1. To recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data.
  2. To communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members
  3. To highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners

Projects submitted should have been in operation 9 months and there are six main categories to which applications may be submitted, as follows:

I. Commercial Buildings (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)
II. Institutional Buildings (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)

III.Health Care Facilities (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)
IV. Industrial Facilities or Processes (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)
V. Public Assembly Facilities (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)
VI. Residential (New, Existing and Retrocommissioning)

Winners will be recognized at the chapter level and may be able to submit their project for a regional or even societal award to gain exposure
well beyond our local chapter.

The ASHRAE website has plenty of helpful information to guide you during the application process. The technology awards section of the
ASHRAE website is located at the link 1 below.

The deadline for application to Chapter is March 20th, 2015.

Submission at the chapter level is not very complicated or time consuming. The following is all that is required for

  1. Submission of the short form application form (please see example below)
  2. Provide a system schematic/diagram not larger than 11” x 17” in size
  3. Attach a brief narrative (maximum of 2 pages)

For further information please find a fillable version of the application form at the end of this Newsletter and on the Society webpage at the
link 2 below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the OVC CTTC Technology Awards Team:

Thank you and I hope you realize that the work you do every day is worthy of recognition. Please consider submitting your projects for
an ASHRAE Technology Award.

Link 1:
Link 2:


Hello and welcome to The Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC). My name is Daniel Redmond and I am your CTTC chair for the 2016-2017 year. Whether you are new to ASHRAE and perhaps not familiar with the CTTC, a seasoned ASHRAE veteran who is very aware of what we do, or even if you are just reading this article to indulge in your love of reading, I am happy to give an overview of the CTTC and what it means for you.

As the name suggests, the CTTC is charged with the transfer of technical knowledge from ASHRAE Society and the HVAC industry to chapter members in order to meet their ongoing professional development needs. We strive to accomplish this transfer of information at the chapter level through a number of means, but most noticeably through the establishment of a high quality program of technical content for presentation at the monthly meetings. This includes bringing distinguished lecturers to Ottawa for presentations and seminars. The CTTC is also responsible for promoting and administering the Technology Awards Program and assisting local members to submit projects to compete for ASHRAE Technology Awards at the chapter, regional and society levels.

ASHRAE is a not-for-profit organization that has the following mission and vision:

To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating ,air conditioning and refrigerating.

The CTTC is the mechanism used to ensure that technical information that has been learned is passed on to other professionals for their use
in order to meet the goals of ASHRAE’s mission statement in line with ASHRAE’s vision. To quote the 2016-2017 ASHRAE Society Treasurer, David Underwood the CTTC is essentially “where the rubber meets the road”. We have a great program planned for the year ahead and we look forward to helping you increase your technical knowledge base and to assist with your professional development.


Background from 20121019 Manual for Chapter Operations:

The Chapter Technology Transfer Committee is appointed by the president-elect in conformance with the chapter bylaws. The committee should be composed of the chair and at least three members. The chair of the committee is expected to attend the Chapter Technology Transfer Workshop at the CRC meeting. A minimum of three (3) hours should be allotted for all committee training workshops at CRCs (08-01-21-04). The duties of this committee are as follows:

  1. Coordinate dissemination of technical information in the chapter's geographic area.
  2. Promote and administer Technology Awards program at the chapter level and encourage entries in the regional competition.
  3. Keep the chapter informed on technical issues related to heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning.
  4. Provide assistance to the Chapter Publicity Committee in contacting local news media and chapter publications and offering to provide necessary information and material.
  5. Provide assistance to the Chapter Historian in maintaining a history of the chapter's technical and energy activities.
  6. Chapters assigned to a region report to the Society through the Regional Vice Chair for the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.
  7. Chapters assigned to a region assist the Regional Vice Chair for Chapter Technology Transfer to achieve the goals of the Society at the chapter level.
  8. Hold the first meeting as soon as practicable after appointment to plan the overall program and to discuss subjects and speakers. By making one member individually responsible for each meeting, an active sense of participation is encouraged. The Chapter Research Promotion Chair is responsible for one of the chapter Fall meetings dedicated to “Research.” This is often referred to as the Chapter’s Research Promotion Night. (00-10-28-56)
  9. Contact and make arrangements for speakers for programs and technical sessions at chapter meetings. Expenses that may be involved should be anticipated and reported to the Board of Governors to obtain authorization for reimbursement.
  10. Determine any special requirements of the speaker – projector, (and operator), screen, P.A. systems, blackboard, chalk, pointer, lectern, etc. Obtain a brief outline of the talk to be presented and a thumbnail sketch of the speaker's background for introduction purposes at the meeting. Make arrangements for the speaker's arrival at the meeting and his/her introduction to officers before the meeting and act as his/her host throughout the meeting. Assist the speaker with hotel accommodations and travel arrangements.
  11. Thirty days prior to any meeting, give the secretary and Publicity Committee a brief description of the talks to be presented for use in preparing the announcement of that meeting.
  12. Send to the speakers, in advance of the meeting, a copy of Section 5.10 of this manual, entitled “Advice to Speakers.”
  13. Distribute Chapter Evaluation Form to be used for the evaluation of chapter programs, technical sessions and technical seminars.
  14. Write a letter to the speaker after the meeting, expressing appreciation for his/her time and effort.
  15. Keep a record of meeting attendance for future planning.
  16. Coordinate with other chapters or the Regional Vice Chair of Chapter Technology Transfer (where applicable) to enable outside speakers to participate in consecutive meetings.
  17. Coordinate the efforts of the chapter regarding continuing education by making arrangements with area educational institutions for continuing
    education courses and by other available means.
  18. Develop and administer an active “Speakers Bureau” to present talks and seminars to chapters and regions.
  19. Coordinate the efforts of the chapter regarding “Joint Activity” with other technical groups at chapter and when necessary at regional levels. (99-06-20-31)

Distinguished Lecturers Program (09-10-25-24)

The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Program provides ASHRAE chapters, student branches, and other organizations with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests. The Distinguished Lecturer Program is supervised by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. A specific number of visits are allocated to each ASHRAE region, each Society year. The CTTC Regional Vice Chair for each region allocates visits to the chapters.