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 Travelodge Ottawa Hotel and Conference Centre 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,
ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter
Another year of the ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter meetings is ending and new Chapter leadership under President-Elect Rod Potter is about to begin. For me, it has been a great four year commitment to the Chapter from Secretary, Treasurer, and President- Elect to President this year, with one more year as Past President and Research Promotion Chair. I have truly enjoyed this year!
Last May, I introduced my theme for the year: The Year of the Community. As a Chapter, we have made considerable progress on this over the past year with recognition by the City of Ottawa and the Province of Ontario on our sixtieth anniversary last September; sponsorship of the Better Buildings Breakfast series; articles in the Ottawa Construction News; and ongoing discussions with the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council. I believe that these outreach efforts will enhance our members’ involvement with the Ottawa community and provide an elevated profile for the Ottawa Valley Chapter into the future.
I would like to thank the Executive team, the Board of Governors, the Committee Chairs and all of the other essential volunteers that ensured that our events went smoothly this year. In particular I would like to thank the following:
I apologize if I missed anyone, and I extend my sincere thanks.
I would also like to thank InAIR Environmental for their support by allowing me the time needed to put towards this commitment.
May meeting’s theme is History, and it is also a meeting to invite our significant others to attend. We will have a presentation on the Lansdowne redevelopment, and there will be a number of awards given this evening! Please join us for the wrap-up of our 60th year!
I would like to wish all the best to the new Executive and Board of Governors. The Chapter is in good hands with Rod Potter and his team. See you all on May 21st at the Travelodge.
2012-2013 OVC President