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 held at Restaurant International at Algonquin College Woodroffe Campus, with the exception of the September meeting, which is occasionally held at a different venue.
The cost of a Chapter Membership is $60.00 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,
2015-2016 OVC President
Fellow ASHRAE members,
When I think of Ottawa ASHRAE and a descriptive word to describe our members, the first adjective that comes to mind is generous. Our members are generous in many aspects. Mentioning just two aspects of their generosity is an easy task such as their generosity with both financial resources and their time.
A case in point is that the Ottawa Valley chapter membership donated a total of $38,926 to ASHRAE research for the 2014-2015 fiscal year ending on June 30, 2015. Out of region II, which includes the cities of Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton and Quebec City, we achieved the highest chapter membership donation to research.
With respect to our membership’s time the generosity extends through attending the golf outings that benefit scholarships and research, serving on committees within our chapter and our region, and volunteering for the work that frankly keeps our chapter running smooth.
I would like to personally recognize and thank the other board members and committee chairs for their hard work and effort to make our chapter a success. All of which make things better for the chapter members and my job much easier. I’m pleased to say that we had a number of new people step up to join our local ASHRAE committees. We continue to need more help to enable our chapter to grow! Many other chapters struggle to get volunteers for committees and all of our committee chairmen should be commended for their admirable participation within our chapter. If anyone is interested in serving on a committee, please let me know. We are always looking for good people to help out.
Finally, although I don’t think I can fill his shoes, a special thanks to Steve Moons for leaving things in a manner that make it easier for me to step in this year.
Enjoy the ASHRAE “off-season” and enjoy the summer… we’ll see you in the fall.
2015-2016 OVC President