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  • 2019 Golf Tournament

    Hello Everyone,


    The local ASHRAE golf tournament will be held this year at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club on Thursday, May 30, 2019.  The green fees and details are in the attached pdf.  Please note that you can sign up on our Square account https://squareup.com/store/ashraesaskatoon/ . Please sign up by May 13th and note we only have room for 48 golfers so it will be first paid first served. 


    Hope to see you there,

    Arron Andrusiak

    ASHRAE Saskatoon President
    Posted Apr 23, 2019, 12:59 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon President
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Chapter Programs

Upcoming Speakers and Tours

  • ASHRAE Saskatoon - February Meeting

    Next week we have our February ASHRAE meeting. Our topic will be Vibration Isolation which will be presented by Ron Giessman. Ron is a Senior Engineer with Vibro-Acoustics. He is the Responsible Engineer for vibration control and restraint systems within the company he works for. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering.

    Our evening is located at the Ramada in Saskatoon and will follow our usual schedule:

    5:30 p.m.: Cocktails

    6:00 p.m.: Dinner

    6:45 p.m.: General Meeting

    7:00 p.m.: Presentation


    We will also be doing another Wine Survivor this meeting in support of ASHRAE research promotion. The rules are below. As always, participation is encouraged but not mandatory. 

    1.   Each individual entrant will pay a fee of $20 cash plus contribute a bottle of winewith an approximate value of $13-20.

    2.   The wine must be bottled and sealed commercially (not homemade).

    3.   As in the TV Show Survivor, participants are expelled until only the winner remains.Expulsion draws will start with the first 5 names or ¼ of entrants before the regular meeting begins. After the regular meeting but before the presentation, names will be drawn until 5 remain. The final 4 names will be drawn after the presentation, leaving only the winner remaining. The winner will receive all of the wine.

    4.    There will be an opportunity to buy an extra entry or immunity for another $20 up until the halfway point, or 10 names are drawn, whichever comes first.

    5.    Alliances and agreements between remaining players are allowed and encouraged. This is for fun and all money raised will be donated to Research Promotion

    Matt Wingerak

    ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President

    Posted Feb 8, 2019, 1:31 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President
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Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (Training Courses)
  • 2019 CTTC Course
    Join us for a day of learning and professional development: 

    Design of Steam Systems
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
    Presented by Jordan Hittel

    Catered Lunch 
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Building Energy Quotient 
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
    Presented by Bill Dean 

    Date: Monday, May 27th 
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Cost: $100.00 per person (50% discount for students)
    HVAC Sales Ltd. 
    Bay 1 - 227 Wheeler Street
    Saskatoon, SK, S7P 0A4 

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    Posted Apr 28, 2019, 12:50 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.


    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

  • USASK Student Branch of ASHRAE
    After +50 years of leading HVAC research taking place at the University of Saskatchewan and having active ASHRAE Chapter in Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan (USASK) Engineering students established an ASHRAE Student Branch. 

    The inauguration meeting was on March 27, 2019. It was a pleasure to see many undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, industry leaders and ASHRAE leaders. Look forward to seeing the amazing student leaders making their USASK Student Branch of ASHRAE a great success.

    SB President: Hadi Ramin, ME Graduate Student, Student Member ASHRAE
    SB Vice-President: Easwaran Nampoothiry, ME Graduate Student, Student Member ASHRAE
    SB Treasurer: Pamilerin ShittaBey, ME Undergraduate Student, Student Member ASHRAE
    SB Advisor: Carey Simonson, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE
    Student Activities Chair: Ahmed Abdel-Salam, Ph.D., P.Eng., Member ASHRAE

    Posted Apr 13, 2019, 8:19 PM by Ahmed Abdel-Salam
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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

  • 2019-2020 RP Campain
    Hello everyone,

    The 2019-2020 Research Promotion campaign has started.  I would like to thank everyone for their past donations and encourage everyone to contribute to ASHRAE this year.  Our RP Campaign goal is $12,400.00 and we hare hoping to meet or exceed this by the end of the June 2020.

    Donations can be made online at ASHRAE.org or in person by cash or cheque to myself.  Donations are used to fund Research, Education, ASHRAE Scholarships and more.  All the information on how these funds are used can be found on the ASHRAE website.

    Thanks in advance!

    Arron Andrusiak
    ASHRAE Saskatoon RP Chair

    Posted Sep 10, 2019, 2:54 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Research
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See Research Promotion for complete list of donors, YTD.


  • 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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Please reply no later than noon the Friday before the meeting if you plan to attend it.
Matt Wingerak 

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 Ramada 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 Ramada is located at 806 Idylwyld Drive North. 

Parking is available in the hotel main lot.

Ramada by Wyndham Saskatoon

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.