January/February 2018

posted Jan 29, 2018, 7:47 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon President
Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, and for those of us that have just returned from the Winter meeting and AHR Expo in Chicago, I hope everyone has recovered well and enjoyed their trip.  The beginning of January brought some exciting news from the Saskatchewan Government. As of January 1, 2018 the National Building Code 2015 and National Fire Code 2015 have officially been adopted by our province. Also, even more exciting for those of us who have been involved with ASHRAE for a very long time, they have decided to adopt both the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 and NBC 2015 9.36 which are based on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 beginning January 1, 2019. It has been something that we have all been advocating, and as we are the last province to officially adopt these new national codes, it has been a long time coming.

Our next meeting is February 13th, and I know Arron has an interesting program on Chilled Beams and Radiant Panels lined up for us.  I hope you can all attend as I don't think we've done a technical presentation on this topic before.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers on our board and those who are not on the board, but have offered a helping hand. I know it can be a challenge to fit ASHRAE into a busy schedule, and your help is always appreciated. If anyone would like to get more involved in our local chapter, or even would like more information on how you can become more involved in a technical role or at a Society level, please feel free to contact anyone on the board.  We are very lucky that in Saskatoon, we have some very bright minds who have been involved at the highest levels of ASHRAE and they are a great resource.


Christine Rogers
ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter President