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Ryan MacGillivray

posted Dec 3, 2013, 7:37 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
December 2013

Thanks to everyone who attended the Essential Leadership and Business Development Skills Seminar, and thank you to Ralph for coming to lead this!  We had 22 attendees, including 10 non-ASHRAE members.

With the course over, we can now look to other courses for the spring.  Some possibilities include a repeat with Ralph, other "soft skills", or a technical presentation.  Recently, ASHRAE Saskatoon has offered Fundamentals of Air System Design and Fundamentals of Water System Design - what would you like to see?

·         New E-Learning Course on Standard 189.1-2011 for High Performance Green Buildings – Energy Efficiency

o   $42 for 12-month access ($50 for non-members)


·         April 17, 2014, Webcast:  Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency


·         ASHRAE Learning Institute HVAC Design Training Sessions:

o   Level I – Essentials                                               Level II – Applications:

§  March 17-19, 2014 – Toronto

§  March 17-19, 2014 – Atlanta                    March 20-21, 2014 – Atlanta

§  June 9-11, 2014 – Atlanta                         June 12-13, 2014 – Atlanta


·        Technology Award Recipients:

      o See the December 3 news release for the ASHRAE Technology Award Recipients.  I think there is a lot of great design in our city, and I would encourage you to think about submitting an award application for next year.  Please let me know if you are interested!


·         Society Conferences:

o   Jan. 16, 2014, AHRI Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program, New York, NY.

o   Jan. 18-22, 2014, ASHRAE Winter Conference, New York, NY.

o   Jan 20-23, 2014, AHR Expo, New York, NY.

o   Feb 24-26, 2014, First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, Doha, Qatar.

o   April 7-8, 2014, High Performance Buildings Conference, San Francisco, CA

o   April 24-25, 2014, Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies, Manila, Philippines.

o   June 28-July 2, 2014, ASHRAE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

o   September 10-12, 2014, ASHRAE / IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Atlanta, GA.

o   October 2-3, 2014, ASHRAE, International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies, Beirut, Lebanon.


·         Other CTT information:

        o   The ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide is available for free download at                           

The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs.

        o   Advanced Energy Design Guides:  More than 500,000 copies have been purchased or downloaded                     for free at 


Do you have your copy?


Ryan MacGillivray

ASHRAE Saskatoon

CTT Chair