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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
Abbey Saunders - NRC
2016-2017 OVC President

Upcoming Events
(confirmed when linked)

Seminar - CSA B139-15
Installation code for oil-burning equipment
Master Group, 25h Northside Road

Bowling Social
Merivale Bowling Centre

2016.11.15 MTG03
Carleton University as a Living Lab - Liam O'Brien, Carleton University
Centurion Conference Center

YEA Social - Bar & Billiards
Orange Monkey, 250 City Centre

2016.10.18 MTG02
You Can't Afford Discomfort - Daniel Int-Hout, Kreuger
Restaurant International

2016.10.18 TOUR
1071 Ages Drive, Ottawa

2016.09.20 MTG01
Canadiana Quiz 2016 - Rod Potter
The Prescott - Basement Room

ASHRAE OVC Stroke Play Golf Tournament 2016
Eagle Creek Golf Club
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Presidential Message October 2016

With the ASHRAE season officially well underway, I’d like to start this month’s message by thanking everyone who helped make our first meeting a fun networking event. Congratulations to team Adam Moons, champions of the Canadiana Trivia.

We continue the year this month returning to our regular venue, the Restaurant International at Algonquin College. We look forward to outstanding food, and what promises to be an entertaining technical meeting as ASHRAE DL Dan Int-Hout returns for a visit.

Our theme this month is Students. Students are the future of our industry and our committee is continuously working to facilitate the integration of student to our industry, even before they complete their studies. Attendance at meetings gives students the opportunity to meet future employers, socialize with peers, and learn about HVAC related topics. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to engage the students in conversation throughout the evening and together we can show them the value of becoming ASHRAE members.

As I mentioned in my last message, it is the participation of numerous volunteers that makes our chapter so successful. In recognition of their outstanding contributions to ASHRAE at the Chapter level, the following members were awarded the Chapter Service Award at the 2016 CRC in Moncton: Rod Potter, Christine Kemp and Steve Moons. The PAOE Star Award with Special Citation was awarded to Georges Maamari. In appreciation of their outstanding contributions to ASHRAE at the Regional Level, the following individuals were awarded the Regional Award of Merit: Rod Potter and Cathy Godin. In addition, Chris Fudge was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his devoted service as RVC CTTC 2013 – 2016. For a full recap of all awards presented to OVC Chapter members at the 2016 Moncton CRC, please refer to the CRC Wrap-up article by Dan Redmond.

To register for the October program meeting please select the October meeting link above right. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to purchase your meal plan.

Enjoy the first few weeks of fall, and I hope to see lots of familiar and new faces at the next meeting.

Abbey Saunders - NRC
2016-2017 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"