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Barry O'Conner of X-L-Air lets rip
ASHRAE OVC Curling Bonspiel - 2018.03.09

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Andrew Douma fronts the Total HVAC stand
ASHRAE OVC Career Fair - 2018.03.06

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President Adam Graham thanks speaker James R. Tauby
ASHRAE OVC MTG05 - 2018.02.20

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BATL Axe Throwing
YEA Social Event - 2018.02.09

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 typically held at the Centurion Center, with the occasional meeting held at alternate venues. Be sure to check the latest Communiqué issue for details on monthly meeting location.

The cost of a Chapter Membership is $70.00 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
Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

Upcoming Events
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CPMX Training Toronto
Save Over 40% Using Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016

CPMX Training Toronto
Save 35% while Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

2018.03.21 Seminar
Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1
Master Group Ottawa Map_Pin

2018.03.20 MTG06
Why Buildings Matter and the Role of ASHRAE 90.1
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Curling Bonspiel 2018

ASHRAE Career Fair 2018
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2018.02.20 MTG05
Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems

YEA Social Event -
BATL Axe Throwing

Canada Green Building Council - Winter Mixer
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IES Trade Show CenturionMap_Pin

Combined Regional Dinner

2018.01.16 MTG04
The BIM Transition - How Building Information Modeling is Changing the Construction Industry

2018.01.16 SEMINAR
Commercial Boiler Heating Systems

ASHRAE Bowling Social 2017
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2017.11.21 MTG03
Biomass Heating System - Andreas Wintzer, Viessman

YEA Social - Archery Tag

2017.10.17 MTG02
Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC - Jeff Siddall LEL, CET

ASHRAE Stroke Play Golf Tournament
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2017.09.19 MTG01
Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments - Hank Jackson P.E., ETech Solutions
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Presidential Message March 2018

As we finally head into spring, we also enter the home stretch of our current ASHRAE year. We wrapped up February with a very interesting program meeting on Seismic Restraint of Mechanical Systems and will start the month of March off with a couple of special events. On March 9th, we will be hosting our Annual Curling Bonspiel at the Nepean Sportsplex. I am very much looking forward to what should be another successful and fun ASHRAE social event.

This month’s theme is Student Activities, and to that end we have a couple of really exciting events planned. Our student activities chair Peter Shaw-Wood and his committee have been doing a great job this year in generating interest from our local colleges and universities. Adrianne Mitani has been busily working to ensure the success of our upcoming Career Fair scheduled for March 6th from 3-6pm, and hosted at Carleton University. I encourage everyone that can to participate. We will be suggesting to our student participants that they attend our March Program Meeting. That said, I would like to ask for your help in welcoming them and encourage you to please take some time to speak with a student about a possible future in our industry. As usual, we will be looking for student meal sponsors. Please consider this option when registering for the next meeting.

Our next program meeting will be held on March 20th, and we are back at the Centurion Center. Please refer to the program article for location and program details. The upcoming program will provide insight on the latest revisions to ASHRAE Standard 90.1. This is a flagship ASHRAE standard and the backbone of energy efficient design. It will be put on by Chris Mathis, an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer. I encourage you all to attend. To register for the upcoming March meeting please see the link at above right.

March brings with it an approaching deadline for CTTC Technology Award submissions. Our CTTC chair Jacob Hough spoke at the February meeting about how easy it is to submit a project for consideration. I encourage anyone with projects fitting, or questions about the application process to contact Jacob. It would be great to see another strong turnout from our local designers with Technology Award submissions.

Our Research Promotion Campaign is in full swing now with a calling campaign about to be initiated. If you have not received a call from our RP committee members yet, please expect one in the near future. Please feel free to contact Daniel Redmond directly anytime, or visit the website to donate. Our membership and their personal donations are what make our RP campaign so successful, and I encourage all individuals and organizations to continue with your generous donations to help us achieve our goal.

Every year at this time, we officially open the floor for nomination of chapter members to positions as next year’s officers and executive members. Our Nominations and Awards Committee, led for many years by Bob Kilpatrick is now in the very capable hands of our Past President Abbey Saunders. Thank you Bob for your years of service and we wish you all the best in your retirement. This committee will take recommendations from members, past-presidents, officers, and others into account when reviewing the future leadership of our chapter. If you have been contemplating increasing your participation in our local ASHRAE chapter, please see myself or Abbey. Additionally, if you would like to suggest a colleague or friend that you feel would be an asset to the chapter, please contact us to discuss leadership roles within the chapter and what those roles provide for the chapter. Encouraging members to take action in shaping our chapter is one of our primary objectives. The next couple months offer a chance for members to have the biggest impact on the leadership of the chapter for the years to come. There are many roles to fill, and I can assure you that participation in ASHRAE is a rewarding experience.

We will also be reviewing our membership for various awards at the Chapter and Regional level, so I remind everyone to please update your ASHRAE Society Bio so that you may be considered for awards you may be eligible for.

As mentioned in the last issue of the communique we will be hosting another technical seminar on March 21. This will be a continuation of the program meeting and will include a more in depth review of ASHRAE 90.1-2016. Check out the article in this month’s communique for additional details, or visit the website to register at the link provided.

Lastly, I would like to ask everyone interested in joining us at our Annual Golf Tournament to put Monday June 4th in their calendars. Details are being coordinated and will be available shortly. Please keep an eye on the website for ongoing news and updates and don’t forget to register for this month’s program. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Adam Graham - HTS
2017-2018 OVC President

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