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
When frigid air sweeps across the Ottawa Valley and holiday decorations sneak up around us, it is hard not to think Christmas is right around the corner. As part of this holiday tradition, we give donations to charities, people who are in need, and also organizations we support. In the spirit of the holidays, we will use our November 17th meeting to celebrate Research Promotion to remind our members of the organization that impacts all of our careers. Our RP Chair, Abbey Saunders, will be recognizing last year's contributors at this meeting. She and her team of volunteers will be contacting you throughout the year and asking for your donations to help keep ASHRAE research funds at a level that will continue to help improve and grow our industry.
There are a few other important events planned for this month that are worth mentioning. We are hosting our first technical tour of the year at the Bank of Canada Head Office, taking place on the same day as the program meeting and hosted by Patrick St-Onge. Please refer to the article in the communique for more information on the tour and how to register. We also have our bowling social that is taking place on November 18th at the Merivale Bowling Center which is bound to be a blast. Please see Adam Moons’ article for more details on how to register.
Also, please note that our November meeting will not be located in the same room where we typically meet. We have attached below some instructions and details explaining where the meeting will take place and areas you can park. We will have signage posted in the corridors to help get you to the meeting venue. Our speakers will be Mark Newman and Dave Seymour who will be hosting a presentation on the NRC Sussex Project. To register please click on the November meeting program link at above right.
I look forward to seeing many of you at this meeting.
Georges Maamari P.Eng.
2015-2016 OVC President