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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!


    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

  • 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)
  • 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.


    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

  • 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo - $1,000 Travel Award

    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Travel Award Competition. 

    The award will be $1000 each for one student from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and one student from the University of Saskatchewan to attend the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo in Atlanta, January 12-16, 2019.

    Please find at the file below the award details, information about the conference, and how you can win the award.

    Your application must be submitted by November 1, 2018 (MST).  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Ahmed Abdel-Salam

    Student Activities Chair

    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter

    Posted Oct 6, 2018, 1:13 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

  • 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.


  • 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
To read the full post please click the post's title.
  • 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.