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Chapter President's Message

  • March/April 2018
    Hello All,

    Our next meeting will be April 10.  It will include a very interesting presentation on free cooling. Also, this meeting will include the election of the board for next year, so if there is anyone you'd like to nominate, please let the board know.  We are still looking for volunteers to fill chair positions for next year as well.  If you'd like to learn how to get more involved, feel free to contact myself or Arron Andrusiak.

    We are also hosting a CTTC course on the Fundamentals of Air Systems on April 10th and 11th. If you would like to attend or are interested, please contact Ahmed Abdel-Salam.

    Lastly, if our Research Promotion chair has not contacted you yet, please consider donating to ASHRAE Research Canada.  All of the money donated in Canada stays in Canada and is awarded as grants to Universities and labs to help do the reseach that make the ASHRAE guidelines and standards possible.  The University of Saskatchewan has received a significant amount of these grants in the past, so the money does come back to our community.  If you have questions about how to donate, feel free to contact Ian Slinger.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break!

    Regards,

    Christine Rogers
    ASHRAE Saskatoon President

    Posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:52 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon President
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Chapter Programs

Upcoming Speakers and Tours

  • May Meeting

    On Thursday, May 24th we will be having our ASHRAE Meeting at the Park Town Hotel.  Cocktails will begin at 5:30, dinner to follow at 6:00, the meeting will begin at 7:00.  This month we have a tour of Saskatchewan’s first certified passive house, the Temperance Street Passive House led by Michael Nemeth.

    Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 10 years mechanical engineering consulting experience working for Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.

     

    In 2013, Michael started Bright Buildings to help clients build to the Passive House standard. Passive House is an international high performance building standard where annual space heating energy is reduced by 90% through five principles: superinsulation, airtight construction, high quality windows with solar orientation, thermal bridge free and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Michael delivers Passive House training to building professionals in western Canada as an instructor with Passive House Canada.

     

    The Temperance Street Passive House is Saskatchewan’s first certified Passive House, officially certified less than a month ago. Michael was the Passive House consultant and mechanical engineer, preparing the energy model and mechanical design. Robin Adair, the Green Builder Inc, was the general contractor and designer. Jim Spinney and Holly Ann Knott are the owners and live in one half of the duplex. With R65 walls and R110 in the roof the home is all electric heated through the ventilation air and infloor mats in the bathrooms. Solar panels net-meter electricity on the roof and produce a majority of the annual energy needs.

    https://passivhausprojekte.de/index.php?lang=en#d_5086

     

    With other projects under construction such as Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina, Teen Challenge Women’s Centre in Hague and Radiance Cohousing in Saskatoon, Passive House construction is growing in Saskatchewan, offering ideal occupant comfort while making strides towards a low carbon future.

    Michael is a past president of ASHRAE Saskatoon.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday the 23rd.

    Regards,

    Arron Andrusiak

    Posted May 17, 2018, 2:14 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President
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CTTC

Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (Training Courses)
  • ASHRAE Fundamentals Course Completed
    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter was pleased to organize a 2-Days Course "Fundamentals of Air System Design" on April 10 and 11. It was a pleasure having 16 bright minds in one room sharing and learning about HVAC fundamentals from our knowledgeable Instructor Ryan MacGillivray.
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 11:26 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon CTTC
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Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

  • YEA
    Hi Everyone,

    the registrations for the 2015 Spring Leadership Weekend are now open! This year's event will be held in San Diego from March 27 - 29, 2015. the ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter will be providing funding for the flights, accomodations and registration fees for the event for one lucky individual. There will be a form sent out for those who are interested to attend. The chapter's YEA committee will then decide which applicant will be sent based upon the answers provided in the form. For more information about this event, see the link below.

    https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/young-engineers-in-ashrae/yea-leadership-weekend

    P.S. as the lucky recipient of this opportunity for the previous year, let me mention that it is definitely worth all the effort!

    Pierre-André Ranger
    ASHRAE Saskatoon YEA Chair
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 2:33 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon YEA
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Student Activities

  • Adam Van Rees - 2015 Scholarship Winner
    2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference

    First off, I would like to thank the ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter for allowing me the opportunity to take part in this year’s Annual Winter Conference in Chicago, Illinois. It was a fantastic experience and I am grateful to have been able to partake in it. 

    The programming for the entire conference was great, from the opening keynote address by Aron Ralston, to the AHR Expo at the McCormick Center. I also enjoyed the programming they organized for the students attending the conference. They provided multiple opportunities to network with others as well as a list of sessions that would be best suited for our skill set. I attended as many seminars as possible but only found a few that were at my level of understanding based on my educational background and experience. My favorite seminar was about indoor air quality. The speaker addressed how to prevent IAQ issues during the design process and how to identify problems that exist in previously existing buildings. 

    I also had the chance to partake in two technical tours. First, was the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. We were told that it was one of the world’s greenest children’s hospitals so I appreciated being able to tour around and see the inner workings of the systems and mechanical rooms. The other tour I went on was of Walgreen’s Net-Zero store. This store is on track to produce more energy than it consumes by using efficient lighting, solar panels, and wind turbines out in the parking lot. The thing I found to be most valuable from these tours was how important communication is during the design stages. Most notably the communication involved with the architects; they and engineers need to come together in order to make buildings that are actually feasible. 

    I think my favorite thing was attending AHR Expo. I enjoyed walking around to the different exhibitors and talking with different presenters. I was able to network with several different companies. I was amazed with the mere number of presenters and how many companies are involved in the HVAC industry. 

    Overall, this was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot and met a lot of great people. I would advise anyone else interested in HVAC to attend in this conference in the future. 

    Posted May 26, 2015, 12:38 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
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Grassroots Advocacy

  • November update

    Grassroots Government Advocacy

    2016 - 2017 ASHRAE Saskatoon Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair - Ryan MacGillivray

     

    The role of the GGAC is to help with local advocacy efforts to promote ASHRAE to the government, including the adoption of ASHRAE standards.  Hopefully you are aware that we had a civic election recently.  Part of my goal is to be in touch with the city councillors to promote ASHRAE.  Let me know if you know any of the officials.

     

    On a national level, ASHRAE Montreal and ASHRAE Quebec are in the process of translating the ASHRAE BEQ into French.  This should help with getting BEQ more recognized across Canada.

    For Energy Efficiency, AHSRAE Standard 90.1-2016 was recently published.

     

    The 2015 National Construction Codes are now open for public review.  This is your chance to make comments on the proposed revisions for the next round of codes.  Current public review is for the National Plumbing Code, and the National Energy Code. http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ci-ic/article/v20n2-1

     

     

    Thank you.  If you have any questions on the above, please let me know.  I hope to see you at the meeting.

     

    Ryan MacGillivray

    ASHRAE Saskatoon

    Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair

    Posted Nov 4, 2016, 2:00 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Membership
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Membership Promotion

  • May update

    Our next meeting is coming soon – more details should be available soon… Anyway, I hope you can come for our last meeting of the year.

     

    Our April meeting featured Adam Meddaugh, from Daikin Applied, talking on air cooled chillers.  The following people were in attendance:  Matt Wingerak (Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.), Christine Rogers (Cypress Sales), Matt Rohachuk (Nu-Trend Industries), Arron Andrusiak (HVAC Sales), Ryan MacGillivray (Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.), Trevor Bemis (Victaulic), Corey Dandurand (Victaulic), Pooya Navid (U of S Student), Amin Jahanpanah (U of S Student) , Sajith Mallikarachchi (City of Winnipeg), Alistair Siewert (Arrow Engineering), Devan Kincart (Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.), Howard Hemingson (Sask Poly), Reg Hofmann (Air Tech Management), Chris Kehrig (Nu-Trend Industries), Blake Erb (HVAC Sales), Maury Wawryk (HVAC Sales), Ohdner Ong (Arrow Engineering),

    Ahmed Abdel-Salam (Nortek Air Solutions).

    New this month from ASHRAE is the new ASHRAE 365 App, available from the Apple Store, or on Google Play.  This features information on ASHRAE, as well as a full annual meeting conference scheduler.  Check it out and let me know what you think, or if it is missing any important features!

     

    I would like to welcome the following people who have joined ASHRAE Saskatoon since July:

    • Arvin Silva – Engineered Air (5/2)
    • Robert Lafreniere – Welldone Mechanical (4/18)
    • Mario Atwood – Arrow Engineering (4/4)
    • Adesola Olufade – Student Upgrade – U of S
    • Alistair Siewert – Arrow Engineering
    • Devan Kincart – Student  Upgrade - Daniels-Wingerak Engineering
    • Kyle Mostat – Trane
    • Jayden Rohachuk – Nu-Trend Industries
    • Matt Dunlap - EH Price
    • Ryan Johnson - MacPherson Engineering
    • Jason Lopinski - ENGCOMP
    • Jeremy Gaudet - Stantec

    If you know these new members, please invite them to come out to our meetings, and introduce them to everyone else.  If you meet them, please make them feel welcome at our meetings.

     

    If you have the equivalent of 12 years of ASHRAE related experience, including schooling and jobs, you are probably eligible for a membership upgrade.  If you think you qualify, let me know and we can look into it. 

     

    Copies of the ASHRAE Saskatoon are still available for pick-up at our meeting.  Thanks go to Air-Tech Management, Cypress Sales Partnership, Daniels-Wingerak Engineering Ltd., and Engineered Air for supporting the roster this year.

     

    Please let me know of additional benefits you may be looking for from ASHRAE or ASHRAE Saskatoon.  We are here to serve you, the member.  Thanks and I hope to see you soon.

     
    Ryan MacGillivray, P. Eng. Member ASHRAE

    Membership Promotion Chair

    Posted May 8, 2018, 2:27 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Membership
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Research Promotion

  • 2016-2017 RP Campaign
    Hello everyone!

    This years Research Promotion campaign is underway!  We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their past donations and invite them to continue their support this year.  We will be contacting all our past donors within the next few weeks and hope to reach our goal of $12,100.  

    Your donations will go towards funding research in the HVAC/R industry at various educational institutions and companies throughout the country or internationally. 

    When you donate to ASHRAE Research Canada, 100% of your contribution will go towards research within the country. Your contributions will not be used for payrolls, overhead or other miscellaneous cost that a research facility may incur.  All of your contributions go towards things like lab equipment and materials, testing, certifications etc... 

    There are many exciting research projects underway this year which someday may lead to revisions to,  or new ASHRAE standards and new technologies.  Please feel free to visit the ASHRAE RP website for more information.

    Thanks again, and don't forget to donate!


    Jesse Friggstad
    ASHRAE Saskatoon RP Chair



    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:29 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research
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See Research Promotion for complete list of donors, YTD.


History

  • Jonathan Bushman
    For our May 9 regular meeting, our presentation will be by Dan Int-Hout, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.  I think the ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer program can be very useful because ASHRAE at a society (international) level pays for the Distinguished Lecturer's travel costs.  This means that remote ASHRAE chapters can still have a chance to have great speakers without having to deal with enormous travel costs.

    It has been fun serving the ASHRAE Saskatoon chapter as chapter historian.  I plan to bring some of our chapter's history materials along to the May 9 meeting.  See you there.

    - Jonathan Bushman
    Posted May 1, 2017, 12:17 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon History
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2009 Photos


Energy Answers

Monthly Column on Energy Efficiency
  • Rob Dumont In a previous column I put down some Directives for a Decent, Energy Efficient Home. The Directives are meant for cold climate houses and other dwellings in Canada, the northern United States and other high latitude environments. Some of the directives would not be appropriate for warm or tropical climates.  The issue of designing appropriate housing is an age-old issue. Socrates , who lived from 470 to 399 B.C. at a time when there was a shortage of firewood in Greece, is quoted as follows by Xenophon,” … his dictum about houses… was a lesson in the art of building houses as they ought to be. Now in houses with a south aspect, the sun’s rays penetrate into the ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:17 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
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RSVP
Please reply no later than noon the Friday before the meeting if you plan to attend it.
Arron Andrusiak 
arron@skhvac.com

Meeting Info.
 5:30 - 6:00  Networking
 6:00 - 6:45  Supper
 6:45 - 7:00  Meeting
 7:00 - 8:30  Guest Speaker

The ASHRAE Saskatoon meetings are typically held at the Park Town Hotel on the second Tuesday of the month. Though meetings may be held elsewhere, be sure to check the current newsletter.

Please RSVP beforehand.

Meal costs are:
Student - $5 (always)
Member - $35/meal
Non-member - $40/meal
($10 on membership promotion nights)
Full Year - $230

The Park Town Hotel is located at 924 Spadina Crescent East, at the corner of Spadina and 25th Street, right by the University Bridge. 

Parking is available in the hotel main lot and the first 2 levels of the parkade. This lot is now a paid lot.

Park Town Hotel


Bulletin Board
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  • Membership Promotion Night Next general meeting on March 13th will be a memebership promotion night.  Cost for non-members for the technical presentation and supper is only $10 - please invite a colleague to ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 1:08 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President
  • Fundamentals of Air System Design - Course ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter is pleased to announce the offering of a “Fundamentals of Air System Design” course on April 10 and 11, 2018 in Saskatoon.   By attending this course, you ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2018, 8:29 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President
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Roster Sponsors
  • Air-Tech Mgt. Ltd.
  • Axiom Industries
  • BPL Sales Ltd.
  • Daniels Wingerak Engineering Ltd.
  • Graham Industrial
  • Johnson Controls
  • Key West Engineering Ltd.
  • March Consulting
  • Polar Refrigeration

Meeting Minutes
Please find all meeting minutes here.