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Chapter President's Message

  • 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 EVENT Nov 21st at Wilsons Greenhouse.
    Event featured a HVAC tour at Wilsons and then attendees got to pick from go karting or terrarium planting! 

    Event was a great success, everyone had a blast and most importantly- no injuries :) !!!
    Posted Nov 25, 2019, 10:04 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon YEA
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Student Activities

  • 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo - $1,000 Travel Award

    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter is pleased to announce the 2020 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 Orlando, February 1-5, 2020.

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

    Your application must be submitted by December 10, 2019.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


    Devin Storle

    Student Activities Chair

    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter

    Posted Nov 4, 2019, 9:48 AM by Devin Storle
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Grassroots Advocacy

  • Government Affairs Chair

    My name is Matt Rohachuk and I am the acting Government Affairs Chair for the Saskatoon Chapter #102.
    I look forward to working with our local municipal, city, provincial and federal officials, MLA's and MP's.

    We at ASHRAE Government Affairs are looking forward to an exciting year of reaching-out and bringing awareness to government officials on all levels.

    Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

    Best Regards,

    Matt Rohachuk
    Government Affairs Chair
    ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter #102
    Posted Oct 28, 2019, 2:43 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon Vice President
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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

  • Wine Survivour
    Hello Everyone,

    At our next general meeting Nov 12, 2019 we will be having a wine survivor to raise fund for ASHRAE RP.  To enter please bring a bottle of wine and $20 to enter the draw.  Once everyone has entered we will draw names until there is one survivor and they wil take home all the wine.  A couple of notes we ask that you please bring bought bottle of wine (no home made) and keep the value under $25.  Hope you can partake in the event!

    Arron Andrusiak
    ASHRAE Saskatoon RP Chair
    Posted Nov 6, 2019, 7:52 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
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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.