Daniel Redmond - Carleton University
2017-2018 Research Promotion Chair

Thank you very much for your continued support of ASHRAE Research Canada!

Many of you are aware that ASHRAE Research plays an important role in our everyday lives. Our built environment including everything from our homes, offices and hospitals to quality of food and living conditions in airplanes are dependent upon the research conducted by ASHRAE to keep people healthy and comfortable. Every dollar raised by ASHRAE Research Canada stays in Canada to further research in the HVAC&R industry. Furthermore, for every dollar raised, two to three dollars are invested in research, here in Canada.

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2016-2017 campaign led by Adam Graham. The campaign was a resounding success and a formal donor recognition night is planned for the November program meeting, to be held on November 21, 2017.

I am pleased to be leading the charge this year as we try to continue the success we have had in the Ottawa area. The goal this year for the Ottawa Valley Chapter is $30,100 which is a considerable increase over last year’s goal; however, I believe this goal is achievable. Our community has worked hard to meet the goals in the past and I am looking forward to a strong campaign this year. Raffle draws will continue at the 2017-2018 program meeting. The tickets graciously donated by Ainsworth raised $582.37 (including currency conversion from Euros to Canadian Dollars) towards this year’s campaign. Thank you very much Ainsworth for donating the tickets and congratulations to Chris Frauley who was the lucky winner of four tickets to the September 29th Ottawa Redblacks game.

A list of current 2017-2018 RP Campaign donors will be updated for each monthly newsletter, so donate quickly to see your name appear!

Two of the easiest ways to make your donation to the 2017-2018 RP Campaign are by clicking either of the links below.

Should you wish to make a donation with a cheque, please make all cheques payable to ASHRAE Research Canada. My contact details are shown below, but I will gladly make arrangements to pick-up any cheques if needed. 

Daniel Redmond
Carleton University

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1125 Colonel By Drive
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Ottawa ON
K1S 5B6
p: 613.520.2600 x8641

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Background from 20121019 Manual for Chapter Operations:

The Research Promotion Committee is appointed by the president-elect in conformance with chapter bylaws. The chair in turn appoints a vice chair and a committee. The number of committee members will depend upon the expected work load. The more individuals, the lighter the load on any single volunteer. Willingness to do the work, however, is most important. Assignments should be made so that no one has more than eight (8) contacts to make. Refer to the Research Promotion Training Manual, Timeline Section for suggestions in structuring the committee (06-06-26-30). The duties of this committee are as follows:

  1. Communicate effectively about the objectives, accomplishments and benefits of ASHRAE research and its value to every ASHRAE member and the industry.
  2. Increase the annual income for Societysponsored research through chapter solicitation of members and businesses which directly or indirectly benefit from ASHRAE research. Contribution goals for businesses are shown in the Research Promotion Training Manual, Timeline Section under the index tab marked “Overview” (06-06-26-31). Contributions from one hundred percent of the membership should be solicited in amounts not less than those used in the formula for Research Promotion for the Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE).
  3. Develop a plan and set a total goal for funds to be collected. This goal shall be set with the input and commitment of chapter officers.
  4. Develop a prospect list of businesses in the area, especially those represented in the Society membership and those in an ASHRAE-related field.
  5. Assign minimum goals for these prospects as outlined in B above. Discuss each goal and how it was set with each committee member.
  6. Assign each prospect to a committee member and prepare a detailed program with targeted dates for activities and reports. If it appears the schedule will not be met, assign another solicitor to the prospect. Do not hesitate to tactfully remove anyone who is not doing the job.
  7. Follow current administrative procedures for collecting and reporting contributions.
  8. Complete Research Promotion Donor Form and submit with all checks sent to Research Promotion. (See Appendices TT1 and TT2) (03-10-18-59)
  9. Keep good records. A chronological log of events will be useful to committee members in following years. Maintain a written record of each activity.
  10. Cooperate and coordinate efforts with Regional Vice-Chairs for Research Promotion. (For chapters assigned to a region.)
  11. The Research Promotion Committee shall determine the locations in which the Research Promotion training of Research Promotion chapter chairs shall be held. These trainings shall take place between July 15th and September 30th. (520-164-006)(06-01-25/26-10B)
  12. Work with the president-elect to select the Research Promotion Chair one year prior to appointment and involve this person in the current Research Promotion campaign.
  13. Coordinate with chapter officers one meeting per year with “Research” as a theme.