welcome to the ottawa valley chapter


2023-2024 Presidential Theme

55,000 Members

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) was founded in 1894 and is now an international organization of 55,000 members, extending over 132 countries.

Ottawa Valley Chapter

Established in 1952, the Ottawa Valley Chapter supports roughly 500 local ASHRAE members, with around 200 being Chapter members. We hold monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month from September to May.

A Diverse Group

Our membership welcomes a diverse group of men and women from various fields in the HVAC&R and construction industries. Members get access to newsletters and discounts on Chapter meetings, seminars, and events.

Adrianne Mitani 2023 ASHRAE President

2023-2024 OVC President

President Adrianne Mitani

Welcome From The President

Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Chapter of ASHRAE!

Our 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.

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 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm and the featured presentation to round out the evening. The meetings are typically held at the Centurion Conference Center, with the occasional meeting held at alternate venues. Be sure to check the latest Communique issue for details on the monthly meeting location.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $75.00 and $30.00 for students. 

I look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings.

Adrianne Mitani – Smith + Andersen
2023-2024 OVC President

Upcoming Events

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Our Committees

Chapter Technology Transfer

Transfer of current and relevant information throughout the HVAC&R industry to and from the Chapters. Coordinates the programming of our monthly meetings, plus awards.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI)​

ASHRAE is committed to providing a welcoming environment. Our culture is one of inclusiveness, acknowledging the inherent value and dignity of everyone.

Government Affairs

Aim to educate and cooperate with local, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas of interest to ASHRAE members.


Direct the chapter in collecting and preserving the historical data of the chapter, including member perspective on industry history, video and photography of chapter functions, technology and installation related to our industry.

Membership Promotion

Join our nearly 50,000 strong community. Connect and engage at the local and national levels.

Nominations and Honours & Awards​

ASHRAE’s Honours and Awards program recognizes the dedicated ASHRAE Members who give freely of their time and expertise to fulfill the Society’s mission of advancing the arts and sciences of HVAC&R to serve humanity and provide a sustainable world.

Research Promotion

Supporting ASHRAE Research Canada in our yearly RP drive to invest in the research behind ASHRAE's publications such as Standards and Guidelines.

Student Activities

Our Student Activities Committee engages with students and provides support, networking and training opportunities in the HVAC field.

Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

Catering to the needs of young professional ASHRAE members, 35 years old and younger.

ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter gratefully acknowledges the support of:

Ottawa Construction News and Astley Gilbert


Thank You To Our Valued Sponsors



This web site is maintained by the Ottawa Valley Chapter of 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 http://www.ashrae.org.
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