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Patrick Albert rocks a tabletop display
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 04 - 2016.01.19

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Steve Moons, Abbey Saunders, Georges Maamari & Adam Graham are resplendent in their CRC 2014 shirts
ASHRAE OVC Bowling - 2015.11.18

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Adrianne Mitani & Jacob Hough flank magnificent Student Guests
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 03 - 2015.11.17

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PP Chris Frauley finds his name badge
ASHRAE OVC Meeting 02 - 2015.10.20

Welcome Message

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,

Georges Maamari
2015-2016 OVC President

Upcoming Events
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ASHRAE OVC Meeting 5
NRC – CCER Facility

Restaurant International

ASHRAE OVC Curling Bonspiel

Nepean Sportsplex

New NBC vs OBC…
Interpreting the Changes

Master Group Facility

ASHRAE OVC Career Fair

Carleton University

Presidential Message February 2016

Dear members,

We are already past the halfway mark of yet another ASHRAE year and I hope you have enjoyed what our chapter has offered to date. We still have lots of upcoming events planned for the upcoming months, to keep us all busy until the summer.

Our next meeting will be held on February 16th at our regular Restaurant International venue at Algonquin. You are encouraged to attend a little earlier than usual as Lan Chi Nguyen will be hosting a seminar on Legionella starting at 4:30pm. The program topic for this meeting falls inline with my presidential theme focused on showcasing our beautiful city. We will be hosting Paul Lebbin from the NRC who will be presenting the highlights of the CCER building, yet another distinctive structure part of the NRC complex. The theme for our February meeting is CTTC, where we will be announcing the start of the Chapter Technology Awards. I hope to see many of you there.

I don’t want to speak too soon, but we also have a really busy month of March coming up so I hope your calendars are free. On March 10th, we will be hosting our annual curling bonspiel at the Nepean Sportsplex. This event has always been a great success namely due to the outstanding efforts of Chris Healy who has been organising this event for many years now.

Next, our chapter will be hosting a half-day seminar on March 17th where Judy Jeske will be discussing the latest changes between the new Ontario Building Code (OBC) vs the National Building Code (NBC). Finally, we have our annual career fair which will take place on March 22nd at Carleton University. This is great opportunity to meet with eager students looking for post graduate work or a summer work term.

We hope many of you can make it out to all of these special events, not to mention our regular monthly meeting scheduled for March 15th.

Best regards,

Georges Maamari P.Eng.
2015-2016 OVC President

"This web site is maintained by the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (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"