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,
Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 Ottawa Valley Chapter ASHRAE season. I’d like to start by extending my sincere thanks to all members of the Board of Governors (BOG), Executive and the various committees for their cooperation and tremendous contribution over the 2015 – 2016 ASHRAE year. A special thanks to Georges Maamari for his hard work and dedication as President. Not only did Georges keep our chapter operating smoothly over the past year, he also transitioned into his role as Past President all while leaving everything in a great state for me to easily pick up where he left off. Thanks Georges!
As usual, the 2016 – 2017 edition of the Ottawa Valley Chapter ASHRAE season is going to be exciting and busy. We will continue our regular activities such as monthly program meetings, YEA events, seminars, student activities, social events, and hopefully a tour and tech session or two. As Georges so eloquently stated last year, “No President can do this alone, it takes a great group of volunteers to make it happen”. We are always looking for individuals willing to dedicate their time to ASHRAE, and volunteering for ASHRAE is very rewarding. Please consider volunteering for one of our committees and do not hesitate to contact myself or any other BOG member for more details.
The wheels are in motion for assembling a great program for the upcoming year, which will more than likely begin with our first meeting being held off-site, and more of a social outing in concept. Be on the lookout for the September meeting location and details later this summer. We are working on securing Restaurant International at Algonquin College for the remainder of the meetings again this year.
I am honoured to be serving you for this upcoming ASHRAE season and we have a tremendous group of volunteers assembled for next year’s committee chairs, BOG and Executive. Much like yourselves, I’m looking forward to another successful ASHRAE season. We have several returning committee chairs and members, and of special note this year we have Chris Fudge joining the Executive as Secretary and Adrianne Mitani moving onto the BOG. We also have a handful of new committee chairs in Jeremy Strong, Peter Shaw-Wood and Jeff Watson. Congratulations on your new roles!
The annual Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) is being hosted by the NB/PEI chapter this year in Moncton on August 26 - 28. We will be sending several members to the event, which will no doubt be rewarding and fun for all those who attend.
The Board, Executive and various committee chairs and members will be working hard behind the scenes this summer to ensure a quality upcoming ASHRAE season. Enjoy the rest of our summer, and I look forward to seeing you at our next chapter event!