Chapter History

58 Years of ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter History

[Oct 1959-Aug 2017]

1959, our start was in the same year ASHRAE officially started operations after a merger of two groups. ASHRAE was formed by a merger of two engineering societies – ASHAE – the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, which was founded in 1894, and ASRE – the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers founded in 1904. The new Society was called ASHRAE and officially began operations on Jan 29th, 1959 with Headquarters in New York NY in the United Engineering Centre. Some 20,000 members were in ASHRAE after the merger and 87 chapters were in existence, one called the Ontario Chapter was located in Toronto. Canada also had chapters in Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

With many Society members from the Niagara Peninsula as chapter members in the Ontario Chapter, Lloyd Algie believed there would be enough members in this area to warrant their own chapter and have meetings in Hamilton. ASHRAE had a requirement that they would consider a documented petition from a minimum of 20 Society members from an area to incorporate a stand-alone chapter. Lloyd was surprised at the local interest and quickly had 20 members willing to sign a petition – the names are listed in the front of our roster. Charter members Ken Crean, Gary Elliott and Don Harper still attend our meetings today. The inaugural organizational meeting took place March 1st, 1959 at the Fischer Hotel on York Street in Hamilton when Lloyd got his signatures.

At the Annual Meeting of ASHRAE in June of 1959, The Board of Directors accepted the petition and agreed to charter their 88th Chapter in Hamilton Ontario to be known as the Niagara Peninsula Chapter. In 1971, the name was changed to the Hamilton Chapter to reflect its meeting location.

Charter Night was October 22nd, 1959 with Society Vice-President Walter A. Grant presenting the charter to the chapter’s first President Lloyd Algie with D. L. Angus Region 2 Director in attendance. The banner was also presented that night as well. Gary Elliott was Chapter Vice President.

In the ‘60s HVAC was expanding rapidly into industry, schools and offices. Our membership grew to more than 50. The Chapter had both a spring and fall golf tournament, which were extremely popular. We moved the chapter meetings to a new location – the Chamber of Commerce Room in the Professional Arts Building 155 James St South in Hamilton because urban renewal leveled the original location – Fischer Hotel on York Street

In ’60 Gary Elliott moved from VP up to be President; ’61 Bill Carr was President; ’62 Don Harper was President and ASHRAE had grown to 96 chapters with Saskatchewan being the latest addition. In ’63 the President was Doug McCoppen; ’64 Mike Murray; ’65 Cliff Hepburn, the year I joined the chapter. In ’66 Dave Brown was President.

This was a significant year as in 1966 on May 4th to the 6th, we hosted our first 3 day Chapters Regional Conference (CRC) of all the chapters in Canada (Region 2) – some 11 from Halifax to Edmonton (we eventually gained chapters in London, Moncton, and Windsor). We met at the new Holiday Inn now the Ramada on King East in Hamilton.

In ’67 the chapter President was Vince Szabo; in ’68 Dan Tyrell a fellow grad from McMaster who worked for C.C Parker Consultants. In ’69 Jim Gordon of Keeprite became President. In ’70 Frank Smith was President who unfortunately died three years later in Sept 1973 while playing in the ASHRAE Golf Tournament. Our low gross trophy awarded at our spring golf outing is named after Frank.

In ’71 yours truly George Menzies was President and during the year, we worked on a petition from 20 members in the London area for a chapter in be setup there. I had the opportunity to present this petition at the Regional Conference in May of ’71 and it was approved by the Society’s winter BOD Meeting in New Orleans in January 1972.

The London Canada Chapter was presented with their charter, which was presented May 8th, 1972, and a large delegation present from the Hamilton Chapter.

Also at that ’71 CRC meeting, as Chapter Delegate, I argued that the Society research fund raising campaign in Canada was at a disadvantage as Canadian investors in ASHRAE research could not get a tax receipt. Hay Murray, the Regional RP Chair from Montreal who recently died while in retirement in Oakville, took up the challenge and had his company’s legal department prepare a request to Ottawa for the formation of a corporation in Canada devoted to ASHRAE research. It was accepted in 1972 by the Feds and was called ARC – ASHRAE Research Canada. Its sole role is to give Canadian members a taxable benefit when money is contributed to ASHRAE deductible under Section 37.1 of the income tax act. Today ASHRAE through ARC is spending millions on research in Canada through the generous contributions by ASHRAE members round the world.

Ed Vance followed me a President in ’73; George Buckler in ’74. George eventually rose though ASHRAE ranks to become Society Vice President, the highest position anyone has reached in Society from this chapter. Hugh Crowther may do better… but is now a US citizen.

In ’75 Roland Clee was President and we relocated our meetings to Roberts Restaurant on King St East because of the need to improve food quality while holding costs down. Tom Poolton was the next President. But attendance was dropping and we were looking around for a good location for the next year’s CRC. So in ’76 we relocated to the Royal Connaught on King East, where we held the spring Region 2 CRC and our all our chapter meetings.

It was a great CRC conference with delegates from every province in Canada and many visitors from the US. It also taught us a financial lesson. We overspent. We commenced a new policy to put funds away every year so when the next Hamilton CRC in ’86 would be held, we would have sufficient funds to cover an outstanding event. Most of the chapters have now followed this format.

In ’76 Frank Spina was President; in ’77 Carl Ljungberg and for the first time we had a repeat President in ’78 with Frank Spina again leading us. This was a significant year as in ’78 we sponsored a new Student Branch Chapter at Niagara College. This branch operated very successfully for a number of years under the leadership of George Takata and produced many current Hamilton chapter members such as our golf director David Rasmussen. It dissolved a number of years later when HVAC was dropped as a course.

In 1979, we had Jack Keon as President and this was also our 20th Anniversary year as a Chapter. We had a well-attended meeting at the Connaught with Society President Morris Backer in attendance. He presented the Chapter with the Presidential Award of Excellence for our performance. It was in this period I served on the Society Board of Directors for 3 years and was Regional 2 Chair as well. Unfortunately, ASHRAE had chartered too many chapters in some regions and commenced a discussion period to divide up the chapters into new smaller more manageable regions. I fought hard to retain Canada as a single region based on the input I was given at the CRC conferences as I represented chapters from Halifax to Edmonton. However, Society elected to split Canada into 2 regions with Region 2 now only having about 9 eastern Canada chapters. Other Directors were Gerry Kowalyshyn Pres-elect, Geo Tanaka VP, W. Korolenchuk Secretary, Pete Bevan Treasurer. Dinners were $10.00

In 1980 Gerry Kowalyshyn was President and he made sure the golf events were highlights.

During ’81 when Geo Takata from Niagara College was President, Henry Ramsey Pres-Elect, John tuck VP, Frank Parson Secretary, Pete Bevan Treasurer, ASHRAE left NY city as its Headquarters because of a need for more space and more realistic rental rates. As part of the search committee, the Society BOD through the insistence of President Hugh McMillan approved a purchase of a building in Atlanta now worth many millions more than its purchase price. This has been a great investment for the Society. Originally it leased the 2nd floor but now occupies the whole building and was recently upgraded to ASHRAE standards. Great place to visit on Interstate 81. The chapter meeting on April 12th, 1982 featured professors heading up RP project 247-solar heat pumps, which was being paid by our research fund. Dinners cost $12, students $6. Spring golf was at The Galt country Club in Galt at $30 for golf and dinner. On may 10th, a seminar was held at the Royal Connaught prior to the regular meeting at a cost of $5.00.

In 1982, while Henry Ramsey was President, ASHRAE held their Annual General Meeting or summer meeting in Toronto, one of the few times it is held outside of the USA. 1000s of Americans were in Toronto for the last week in June. John Tuck was Pres-Elect, Bob Morris VP, Secretary Brian Kingdon, Peter Bevan Treasurer, meetings were at Royal Connaught Hotel and cost $12, students $6. The fall golf was at the Beverly Golf Club in Copetown @ $18 + $18. In Oct 12th, a tour of the new steel plant at Lake Erie took place with dinner back at the Erie Beach Hotel. Cost was $20.00.

In the fall of ’83 with John Tuck at the helm, we relocated to the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club because of all the construction in downtown Hamilton and the lack of parking. It was at the RHYC where we held our 25th Anniversary event. About this time we renamed our Newsletter “Airways”. Bob Morris was Pres-Elect, Ray Jacobs VP, Secretary Brian Kingdon, Treasurer Pete Bevan, Dinner cost $13, ½ for students. Meal plan with 6 meals cost $80.00.

In ’84 Bob Morris became President and he went on to be Nominating member for the Region for the following 6 years. He is now President of the Life Members Club for the Society and is in charge of fund raising for the Canadian Bursary Fund of ASHRAE. In this year ’84 we celebrated our 25th Anniversary on Monday December 10th, 1984 at the RHYC. Executive Director of the Society Frank Coda presented a special citation to Chapter President Bob Morris.

In ’85 Ray Jacobs was President; and in ’86 Joe “the filter man” Vassallo was President. We had 114 chapter members. Jack Vallentyne “Mr Green” and renowned entertainer was our Christmas and Past President night speaker. You still see him on TV now carrying the world on this back. We also hosted another successful CRC at the Park Hotel in Niagara Falls one of the best ever held in Region 2 and was one of the first CRCs that was financially realistic for the chapters attending… The last low cost registration cost CRC was again run by the Hamilton Chapter in 1997 and with a $15,000 budget broke even – more about this later. The spring golf was at Galt Country Club at $25 + $20 for dinner. For the October meeting we had a distinguished lecturer from the U of Colorado discussing “Zero Energy Growth” who conducted an all day seminar the next day at the RBG sponsored by the Federal Government.

We relocated again now due to what appeared to be the probable closure of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, to the Hillcrest Restaurant on Hamilton Mountain 510 Concession St. Plan “A” cost $110 with annual dues at $35.00. The spring golf was held Hidden Lake in Burlington Wed June 17th, 1987 -$20 golf + $20 dinner. The executive for 86-87 was joe Vassallo Pres, Cliff Schemmer Pres-Elect, Frank Spina VP, randy St.Jacques Secretary, Gary Romagnoli Treasurer, Dave Rasmussen MP chair, Walter Woods SA Chair, Tom McCarthy TEGA, Ray Jacobs RP chair John Reiding Newsletter, Historian George Menzies who remained in that job for the next 18 years… We stayed at the Hillcrest till the fall of ’90 when we relocated to the Pinetree Restaurant on 20 highway at the QEW which was more convenient to the members from Niagara and Burlington regions..

In ’87 Cliff Schemmer was President and we will never forget our Christmas Past President’s night when the City Forensic Pathologist showed slides of decayed bodies – not too great after a full supper. I still vividly recall the slide of contents of the box car behind Gage Park – no one will forget that image! We moved into a new format that year by having summer summits to plan for the following year events and we continue this today.

In ’88 Gary Romagnoli was President and we had chapter member George Buckler as Society Vice-President in attendance at many of our meetings.

In this period, ASHRAE held 2 more Annual summer Meetings in Canada – ’88 in Ottawa, and ’89 in Vancouver. Our American members love Canadian ASHRAE meetings. The next one is in Quebec City in June 2006

In ’89 Jim Buchanan was President and the summer summit was at his home in Ellicottville NY. Chapter meetings continued at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Golf was held the Whirlpool golf course June 13th, 1990 -$28 + $25 for dinner. Race Nite was held April 2nd, 1990 at Mohawk Raceway. The Feb meeting was at the Hillcrest, the March meeting all day at Conestoga College in Kitchener March 12th, $15 members, $20 guests. Doug McCoppen Past-pres died in Dec a regular member for many years. By May the mmetings had switched to the Pinetree Restaurant in Stoney Creek. The upcoming CRC was held in Montreal Aug 23th to 25th,

In ’90 Ray Bates was President; in ’91 David Rasmussen was President – he was Student President of the Niagara Student Branch some years earlier when he was at the age of 19. He had been on the chapter Executive since ’81 and continues to be on the Board of Governors. Dave has been Region 2 Nominating Committee member for the past 6 years. Meetings were at the Hillcrest Restaurant at $20 for members, $25 for guests. Fall golf was held September 26th, 1990 at Southbrook Golf Club in Binbrook. Cost was $21 and included dinner.

In ’92, Daryl Somers was President and many chapter members attended the CRC in Halifax. We relocated to the Pinetree on 20 Highway for better access for our many out-of-town members who welcomed the better location. Attendance went up.

In ’93 Wilfred Laman was President and again many of us visited the CRC in Quebec for training at the various workshops. Wilfred has continued to be involved in the Region as a Regional V-C since then and will be Chair of the new Society Tech Transfer Committee in 2004-05. In was in this period that we started to prepare our docs electronically and by 2003 all Newsletters would be issued only via email. Brian Beninger our Newsletter editor though the next 10 years got from paper to paperless. The DRC was Dalton McIntyre in his last of 3 years as DRC. Sagenay Lac-St-Jean dissolved as a chapter during year. Hamilton had 191 assigned Society members (region 2 had 2785) and raised $6,985 for research. Average attendance was 30.

In 1994, with Tony Rocco as President, we relocated to John Does Place just a few blocks up from the Pinetree on 20 Highway because of a potential meal cost increase at the Pinetree. However, later that year, the restaurant got into trouble for failing to submit their meal taxes to Revenue Canada and the place suddenly closed. We then returned to the Pinetree where we celebrated a big 35th Chapter Anniversary. Jim Hill, Society Treasurer and future Society President was in attendance and spoke of 100 years of ASHRAE. The CRC was in Ottawa August 11th to 13th, 1994 at the Chateau Laurier, with Tony Rocco Delegate and Chris Van Gerwen, Alternate. Norm Johnson was RVC MP, Danny Castellan RP RVC, Darryl Boyce Nominating Member, Laurier Nichols TEGS RVC, John Dugan the new DRC, Bill Manning Society President, Don Holte Society VP. Steve Comstock was staff rep. Our RVC of RP D. Castellan reported that the chapter collected $6,910 vs a goal of $8,000 with 41 contributors. Region collected $81,000. note – in President’s report to CRC, Tony Rocco reported that some $9444.00 was collected. Will need to verify this number. Average attendance was 36 up from 30 in 93-94. Golf was at Niagara Whirlpool Golf Club. Membership was ………. With 2630 assigned members in Region 2 down 5.5% from 1993

In ’95 Chris Van Gerwen was President and we agreed at the summer summit to return to the Pinetree for all our Meetings. The Region 2 CRC that year was in at the King Edward in Toronto August 10 to 12th, 1995. Chris Van Gerwen was Delegate and Darryl Singleton Alternate. The chapter membership was 99 members down from 105 in 93-94. Assigned Society members were 194 up from 191 in prior year (Region 2 had 2582,down from 2630). Seven new members joined chapter down from 9 in 93-94. students were at 26, which is half of the prior year’s 52 student members. Research contributions was up to $9444, $1444 over the goal, vs $6985 in 93-94. Meeting attendance was 36 average vs 30 the prior year. On our 35th Anniversary meeting on December 6th, 1994, Dr. James Hill Society Treasurer spoke about 100 years of ASHRAE. Also present was DRC was John Dugan and MP RVC Norm Johnson. Some 52 were present. Darryl Singleton was Pres-Elect, Frank Stempski VP, Ed Cazzola Secretary, John Pollock Treasurer, Ed Molnar MP Chair, Hugh Crowther Refrig. Chair, Art Rebek TEGA, and Tony Rocco RP Chair.

Golf was held June 14th, 1995 at the Niagara Whirlpool Golf course.

In ’96 Darryl Singleton was President, Frank Stempski Pres-Elect, Ed Cazzola V-P, Wilf Laman Secretary, John Pollock Treasurer, Hugh Crowther, Refrig. Chair, Art Rebek TEGA, Ed Molnar MP Chair, Rick Nafziger SA Chair. We had 85 chapter members and averaged 32 at the 10 chapter meetings, up from 30 in 1995. Area assigned members were 192 up from 184 (Region 2 had 2517 down from 2582). We had 11 new members, same as in 1996. Student membership was 28, same as prior year as well. During his leadership, we sponsored a highly successful Energy Forum at the Holiday Inn in Burlington with many senior government officials as speakers. Our best program was on NFPA Life Safety. Golf was at the Whirlpool in Niagara Falls. During year we developed a chapter home page – www.vaxxine.com. Brian Beninger was the Newsletter Editor. A chapter library was created with standards, codes and other publications for borrowing by chapter members. Research contributions were $9005, higher than goal of $7500 with 43 investors. We have $14,000 in reserve funds. The CRC was in London where they paid $4000 for a motivational speaker. The event eventually produced major benefits for ASHRAE as he looked into the format for joining ASHRAE and offered many recommendations which as member on the Membership Promotion Committee. As the Regional VP and eventually Chair of Membership Promotion, I got to implement the recommendations. Sometimes a motivational speaker can produce valid long term results rather than just entertain.

In 97, Frank Stempski was President,John Pollock Pres. Elect, Wilf Laman Secretary, Ed Molnar MP Chair, Ed Cazzola Program Chair, Bob Mosley Refrig Chair, Darryl Singleton RP Chair Art Rebek TEGA, Brian Beninger Webmaster . We had now 95 local members who all worked hard as hosts for our 4th CRC, this time at the Venture Inn now the Travelodge in Burlington August 14th to the 16th, 1997, overlooking Lake Ontario–great setting for a conference. Daryl Boyce was DRC for the meeting. Chapter President Frank and CRC Chair David Rasmussen put on an event we will find hard to top. The dinner and party at the Hamilton Warplane Museum was one all the American visitors have not stopped talking about. The murder mystery dinner banquet got everyone in attendance involved –all the CRC delegates, alternates and guests and proved to be entertaining. And as reported earlier, even with low registration costs, we still broke even. Chapter membership was 95 up from 85 in 97-98 (Region 2 was down to 2477), with Society assigned membership at 189 down from 192 in prior year. Chapter gained 5 new members vs 11 in 96-97. Chapter raised $8465 for research less than the quota of $9000.00. Chapter had 39 student members up from 25 in 96-97. chapter meals cost $20, guests, $25 with a $95 year meal plan. Chapter dues were at $65.00. The Oct meeting had Rob Robertson present a talk on the internet and access to HVAC info. Dec meeting had a talk on Democracy in Bosnia by Cliff Shemmer’s wife Jean from her first hand experience. Golf was at Niagara Whirlpool wed June 17th, 1998 at $100/person

In ’98 ASHRAE returned to Canada for their Annual summer Meeting in Toronto where they had a record attendance – largely because of our Canadian dollar… John Pollock was Chapter President and has been involved with this chapter as Treasurer for many years till 2004 when he handed over the function to some younger members . The summer summit was held at Wilf Laman’s house/pool July 14th, 1998. John was our Delegate at the CRC in Moncton September 10 to 12th, 1998, with Geo Robb as Alternate. Golf continued at Niagara Falls at the Whirlpool. Society assigned members were ……with 2399 assigned to region, down for the past 6 years of records.

In ’99 Ed Cazzola was President and the CRC was in Montreal. The chapter made many motions at the conference to challenge the way the region was operating. During the year the average attendance rose from 23 in 1998 to 33 in 1999 largely from the renewed actions of a telephone committee. A chapter scholarship was initiated for children or grandchildren of local members. Assigned members were….. with 2336 in region, again down.

In ’00 and again in ’01 Geo Robb was President for 2 consecutive years – a first for the chapter. Steve Hay was Pres-Elect, Chris McClelland Secretary, Al Curzon as Treasurer, MP chair Steve Hay, SA Darryl Singleton, David Stacey Program Chair, RP chair Ed Cazzola, Steve Glover TEGA, Menzies again Historian., Initially we met at the Pinetree, but since the fall of 2001, we have been meeting at the RHYC with our chapter member Wilf Laman, now Commodore of the club as our sponsor. Windsor was the site of the 2000 CRC soon to be followed by Halifax in 2001. The Windsor Chapter spent $33,597.78 to operate the CRC $5000 over planned budget. George Robb was Delegate and David Stacey was Alternate at the CRC held in Windsor Ontario Aug 24th to 27th, 2000. Hugh Crowther was in his first year as DRC. During year John Pollock was RP chair. On October 10th, 2000 we had then Society President Wolf speak to the chapter and an interview with local TV was done as well. Duse continued at $65 with about ½ the membership accepting the newsletter by email. The chapter continued to sponsor chapter member’s participation at the CRC. Finally we were up in assigned members in region – up 3 to 2339. Chapter membership was 103 in 00-01 with 192 assigned members, and down to 90 chapter members in 01-02 with assigned 182 members. In 01-02 we had zero student members and up to 2 students in period 02-03. In 00-01 we had $7296 in research contributions. Chapter attendance was 35 in 00-01. The December family meeting was a tour of Niagara Under Glass, a new concept in growing plants which went bankrupt shortly after our visit. The May 8th, 2001 tour was through Westcast foundry in Brantford. Golf in June was back at the Whirlpool.

In 2001-02, we had George Robb as President for a second year, Hugh Crowther our local member was Region 2 Director (would be his second and last year as he moved to Washington USA in May) with Dave Rusmussen as Region 2 Nominating Member at the CRC held in Halifax August 23rd to 25th, 2001. Wilf Laman was RVC Program, George Menzies V-C Society Membership. George Robb was Delegate. Bill Coad was Society President. CRC registration cost $250 for the Delegate and partial was at $160.00. Society assigned members were 2396, up slightly for the second year with 162 assigned to the Hamilton Chapter. We had 20 students in 00-01 which dropped in next 2 years. In 01-02 we had $7729 in research investments. Chapter attendance was 32 down from 35 in prior year.

In ’02 and again in ’03 our President was Ralph Kosir. In ’02, we had no Pres-elect or VP, Natham Martin was Treasurer, secretary was Mike Carr, RP chair, Geo Robb, Steve Glover TEGA, David Hills MP Chair, Chris McClelland Program Chair, G.Menzies Historian, Brian Beninger Webmaster, In this period and for about 8 years running (since 1994), our June golf day was held June 12th at the Niagara Parks Whirlpool Golf Club – one of the finest courses in Ontario. About 80 golfers tour the course followed by an outstanding dinner and awards. Dave Rusmussen organizes this event and has a well-defined format. Hamilton Chapter jackets are given to every golfer. The golfers tell Dave to sign up club for the following year – as there is no need to change format. The CRC was in Quebec City at the Mt St. Anne ski club. The chapter budgeted for $40,220 revenue, got $46,448.00 and spent $40,844.23 resulting in a surplus of $5,603.77. The Hamilton Chapter won the Meatball award for having the most attendees times distance –the second time we’ve won this award. The first was at the Moncton CRC in ’98. The summer summit was at Brian Beninger’s home in Beamsville.

Chapter membership was 95 local paid-up members at $65 up from 90 in 01-02, and 193 assigned Society members up from 162 in 01-02. Chapter had the lowest delinquent membership in years due to the dedication of MP chair David Hills. Region had 2460 assigned members, again up slightly some 2.6%. Chapter had only 2 students as no student branch is in the chapter boundaries. $8405 was collected for research better than the goal of $8304 as a result of the dedicated efforts of past-president George Robb. Meeting attendance averaged 27 not including social events. This was lowest average in past 3 years. May’s meeting focused on UV lamps for odour and microbial control which eventually resulted in the chapter pursuing a motion at the next CRC to get ASHRAE to write a standard for assessing the performance of UV lamps. The Newsletter featured monthly bios of past presidents and other veteran members. Some $16,550 was in reserves for 02-03 up from $15,325 in 01-02 but not to the $17,306 in 00-01.

In 2003/04, we elected to suspend any mailing of the printed Airways – it would be offered only in electronic form. The chapter roster was also done in electronic format only. The chapter excellent technical programs topped in April 2004 by a distinguished lecturer provided by the Society – Society Past President from 95/96, Dr. Richard Hayter from Kansas City who delivered a motivational talk on the future of energy design for buildings. At this meeting we presented a student award to Chris Hadlock of Waterloo U. His Prof Dr. Michael Collins was present. Dr. Collins in also on ASHRAE TCs and is a Chapter member. The talk was followed by a tour of the new Federal Building in downtown Hamilton. The year opened with a tour of the new Niagara Falls View Casino. And for this particular year Ralph Kosir Chapter President will receive recognition for achieving above par in all PAOE categories as the chapter was very successful in many areas – in chapter programming, student activities, technical and research fund raising. Research was at $7854 down from the $8304 collected in 02-03. In 03-04 we had 196 assigned Society members up 3 from 02-03 and 110 chapter members up from 95 in 02-03. We had 5 new members down from 7 in prior year. Delinquents were at 7 up from 5 in 02-03. Meeting attendance was an average of 29 in 03-04 vs 27 in 02-03. Students were at 19 from the U of Waterloo primarily through Dr. Mike Collins a prof at the U of W. Social events included a Christmas party, visit to the Flamboro Downs race track and golf June 9th at the Whirlpool Golf Club again at $150/golfer. Reserves were at $16,400 slightly down from $16,550 in 02-03 and $15,325 in 01-02. Chapter meeting attendance was steady at 29 up from 27 in 02-03 and down from 32 in 01-02.

Our usual summer summit where a full year’s program is discussed was held July 13th 2004 at Beninger Engineering Ltd. (Man-Room) at Brian Beninger’s home. In August 2004, the annual regional CRC was held in Toronto at the Hilton Hotel in August 19 to 21st, 2004 with Bill McCartney as Delegate, George Robb as Alternate and George Menzies filling in for Gail Menzies as CRC Recording Secretary. The London Chapter presented a budget of $22,696 for the Aug 2005 CRC in Grand Bend

On Sept 27, 2004 we lost George Buckler to cancer. As a Hamilton Chapter member, he rose to be a Society vice-President in 1988 to 1990. He served a Chapter President in ’73, was RVC MP, ARC president and a DRC before he became Society VP. He had retired from Rheem Canada and was living back in the area where he was born – Tatamagouche NS.

For our year Sept 2004 through to August 2005, the chapter continued to hold their monthly meetings at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Cost was $30 for chapter members, $40 for guests, and $15 for students with the pre paid meal plan set at $135 for the year. Attendees could skip dinner and pay $15 for the technical presentation. Chapter dues remained at $65. Bill McCartney was President, Geo Robb Secretary, Wilf Laman Treasurer, David Hills Membership Chair, Geo Menzies, Historian and Student Chair, Nathan Martin, CTTC Chair, Dave Rasmussen Social Chair, Brian Beninger Webmaster, and Allan Antcliffe Newsletter Editor. The year opened with the usual summer summit again this year at the home/office of the Webmaster Brian Beninger. During year, we started receiving our Newsletters in colour a first for the chapter. The program was diversified ranging from a lawyer Howard Wise a partner in Goodmans LLP a specialist who discussed Construction Lien Law, a Distinguished ASHRAE Lecturer Manuel del Valle, PE, director of HVAC design at Flour Daniel who enlightened those in attendance on the topic of clean rooms for pharmaceutical and biotech facilities. Manuel discussed clean room designations, and presented the HVAC requirements for these spaces. With an extensive portfolio of past projects, Manuel was able to demonstrate how his design team approached these projects, outlining the equipment required for a successful installation. He spoke the prior night in Toronto. We had to a tour of Toyota in Cambridge – where some 50 were present. Attendance averaged 27 down from a 29 average in prior year but equal to 27 in the year 02-03. The distinguished lecturer’s talk was at luncheon meeting which proved only modestly successfully but was necessary to capture the speaker from his visit to Toronto chapter the previous night. The opportunity of having an outstanding speaker available the day following Toronto’s chapter meeting resulted in the chapter meeting night being permanently shifted to the first Tuesday of each month. The spring golf was again in Niagara Falls this time at the Legends where a recent LPGA was held. We had a record 88 golfers and we finally made a profit of $1428.32 not including $360 contributed to ASHRAE Research from a challenge hole. The attendance at the golf was not added into our monthly average. He had 110 chapter members paid up with 182 assigned Society members and 19 students same as prior year. Society membership dropped from 196 in 03-04 to 182 while chapter membership held. We gained 3 new members, down from 5 in 03-04 and 7 in 02-03. Using the lists of chapter members in electronic version, we were able to “blast” the membership for Society requests regarding technical judges and other competency requests. The Historian was able to add 4 bios to the Newsletter during the year.

The December meeting was held at the Aviary in Niagara Falls with disappointing attendance.

Research contributions were down significantly to $4636 vs $7854 the year before and $8405 in 02-03.

At the Society level, in the year 04-05 Wilf Laman was Society CTTC Committee Chair with George Menzies in his final year on Honours and Awards Committee. Bill McCartney continued to serve on several TCs.

Chapter Membership was 95 for 02-03; 110 for 03-04; same 110 for 04-05 and would be again 110 for 05-06.

Society membership for 04-05 was 176 paids, 4 unpaid – a record low thanks to the through job by David Hills MP Chair, 9 paid students and 14 unpaid students for a total assigned society Membership of 203 (would be up to 228 in 05-06). The PAOE final stats for 2004-2005 follow:

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 400
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

History Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 200

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 500

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

305

1186

476

225

678

1085

3955

14

Montreal

1420

4322

1029

250

978

2205

10204

15

Ottawa Valley

760

965

321

100

927

1590

4663

16

Toronto

1545

2037

1666

200

859

1520

7827

37

Hamilton

525

295

241

500

431

985

2977

100

Halifax

145

275

253

75

482

565

1795

116

London

300

1055

420

125

725

1030

3655

117

NB/PEI

570

655

1127

275

600

1110

4337

141

Windsor

100

310

300

75

510

765

2060

2005-2006

On July 14th, 2005 the Summer Summit was held at Allan Antcliffe’s residence 190 West River Road in Cambridge.

With the CRC scheduled for Hamilton in 2006, focus was on arrangements for the August 27 to 29, 2006 regional meeting in Niagara Falls. David Rasmussen is the CRC General Chair, Wilf Laman V-C and Treasurer.

At the August 27th to 29th CRC held at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend, Bill McCartney was Delegate, David Hills Alternate. George Menzies is official Region 2 Mentor. Gail Menzies is back in her role as Recording Secretary. Bill McCartney as Chapter RP Chair, Dave Hills as Membership, and Nathan Martin as CTTC chair attended workshops. Dave Rasmussen as upcoming 2006 CRC Chair, attended to get experience with running our CRC next year in Niagara Falls.

Concerning chapter events, it was agreed to continue holding the monthly meetings at the RHYC again with prior meal prices. However, the chapter elected to change the meeting date to the FIRST TUESDAY of the month to enhance our programming and to take advantage of sharing speakers who might be at the Monday meeting of the Toronto Chapter and could speak at our meeting the next night – in particular distinguished lecturers.

Bill McCartney continues for his second term as President which will help the chapter through the heavy activities associated with the upcoming CRC in Niagara Falls. David Hills is President-Elect, George Robb Secretary, Wilfred Laman Treasurer, George Menzies BOG and Historian, Nathan Martin CTTC Chair, David Rasmussen Social Chair, Brian Beninger Webmaster, Allan Antcliffe Airways Editor.

The meetings were at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club North End of McNab, On Hamilton Harbour with the schedule being 5:00 pm – Social Hour & Technical Session 6:00 pm – Dinner & Business Meeting, 7:00 pm – Feature Speaker. Costs continued again this year at: Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 • Meal Plan – $135.00. Technical Session and/or Feature Speaker (without Dinner) was $15.00

The first meeting was Tuesday, September 6, (not the normal 2nd Tuesday) with the topic IAQ and You (Filtration) with Feature Speaker: Rick Boonstra Cimatec Environmental Group. Some 11 were in attendance. This initial September meeting on filtration stirred up a lot of questions and answers regarding the current standards of filtration rating and the real concerns involving filtration. At the 5 PM technical session, Rick and Rob Gerritsen of Cimatec offered some interesting insights into the current concerns and problems with the standards that are currently viewed as acceptable. For those chapter members not at this meeting we announced that the first ten, first time, Chicago 2006 Winter or Quebec City 2006 Summer attendees from the Hamilton chapter, will get the other half of their full registration paid for by the Hamilton chapter. This is in conjunction with the Headquarters announced incentive for these meetings.

The next meeting was Tuesday, October 4th, with the topic ARI 1060 Standard V – Energy Recovery Equipment. With speaker Ian Anderson, Canadian Sales Manager for Venmar CES. It was noted that Venmar participates in the ARI testing standards for air-to-air heat exchangers for energy recovery equipment, specifically, ARI 1060 Standard V. This October meeting presentation drew some 25 members, a good size crowd. The material presented detailed ARI Standard 1060 and Guideline “V” which have been developed for the proper analysis of the various heat recovery methods available. For those chapter members not at this meeting we re-announced that the first ten, first time, Chicago 2006 Winter or Quebec City 2006 Summer ASHRAE Meeting attendees from the Hamilton chapter will get the other half of their full registration paid for by the Hamilton Chapter. This is in conjunction with ASHRAE Headquarters announced incentive for these meetings. We already have four members who have requested to take advantage of this offer. The Table top display was Venmar CES Inc. ARI 1060 Standard VEnergy Recovery Equipment. Dave Rasmussen announced that we have signed up with Legends on the Niagara for the Golf Tournament again in 2006 and for the same deal they provided us for 2005. We are going to try again to get the 120 golfers required for a shotgun arrangement.

More Colours in Airways – Allan Antcliffe, Airways Editor expanded the use of colour in the Airways which was well received.

The next chapter meeting was Tuesday, November 1st, entitled Refrigeration 101 “Catch 22”. Feature Speaker was renowned educator Garth Denison Sr. Product Application Engineer Sporlan Valve Division of Parker Hannifin Canada. Garth Denison has had some 42 years of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and is one of the most sought after speakers in North America. Garth retired from DuPont Canada in 2002 as Senior Technical Consultant, Fluoroproducts Division. At the November meeting we really put the “R” in ASHRAE. The evening was started off with Refreshments, Renewal of acquaintances, and robust exchange of ideas. During the Tech Talk there was the presentation of the Revised Refrigerant Regulation Rules in Ontario by Bill McCartney. After the meeting started we had the Research Award Recognition and presented the commemorative coins to all those in attendance. After an excellent Repast, Garth Dennison (Sporlan) provided a presentation on Refrigerants, Retrofits, and their Replacements. That should just about take care of the R in ASHRAE for this year. Some 24 were in attendance for R night.

In November, Mike Krewski (Union Gas) volunteered to join the Chapter executive. Mike was promptly assigned the position of T.E.G.A. Chair and, as such, will keep an eye on “government activities” which may affect our industry.

Also Featured in the November Airways was a Historical Profile of KeepRite Refrigeration which was born is 1945 as WW II came to a close in 1945; Keeprite had an initial staff of nine people.

Our December meeting Tuesday, December 6th, was Recognition of Past Presidents & 25 Year Members. Feature Speaker was professional motivator Connie Jasinskas, M. Sc. whose topic was “Humour for the Health of It”. Madok sponsored the meeting. Connie has been promoting excellence in health and fitness since 1981. She is an International Author and Speaker through her company: For the Love of Fit. Audiences in England, Portugal, South Africa and across Canada have benefited from her expertise and sense of humour. Her accomplishments include bicycling from Vancouver Island to Ontario and being a breast cancer surviver-thriver. She works in Cambridge providing aquatic rehabilitation for people with back injuries and exercise for people with osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. We had 27 present who enjoyed an excellent social evening.

David Rasmussen who is in charge of our library summarized what is available: Cogeneration Design Guide; Design of Smoke Management Systems; Engineering Manual of Automatic Control for Commercial Buildings; Industrial Ventilation -23rd Edition; Duct Fitting Loss Coefficient Tables; Fundamentals of Thermodynamics & Psychrometrics; Cooling and Heating Load Calculation Principles; Laboratory HVAC; HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual; Cold Air Distribution System Design Guide. Many ASHRAE Standard Manuals and CD’s are also available.

The Airways included a BIO for JAMES BUCHANAN PAST CHAPTER PRESIDENT, SOCIETY LIFE MEMBER who joined ASHRAE in 1961, just a couple of years after the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter was chartered.

The first meeting of 2006 was a tour Tuesday, January 10th, @ 5:30 p.m. of the Cambridge EMS Facility 100 Maplegrove Road, Cambridge, ON. Speakers included Kari Feldman, P.Eng., Regional Municipality of Waterloo Richard Lay, P.Eng., Enermodal Engineering Lou Lima, P.Eng., Enermodal Engineering. This was a tour of the first LEED GOLD certified building in Canada. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo (RMOW) graciously opened the doors of their Cambridge EMS (Emergency Medical Services) facility to the members of ASHRAE. Kari Feldman will discuss the initiatives being taken by the region to promote “Green” buildings. Recently, the RMOW adopted a minimum LEED SILVER standard for all new facilities greater than 500 m2 (5,382 ft2) showing their dedication to the environment. The mechanical systems serving the facility were designed by Enermodal Engineering in Kitchener. Richard Lay and Lou Lima lead a tour of the facility followed by a presentation on the building design and energy efficiency. The attendance overflowed the conference with some 50 in attendance. Dinner followed and was at Moose Winooski’s on Sportsworld Drive.

At this chapter meeting it was announced that Wilf Laman as been nominated to be appointed DRC for Region II, starting July 1st 2006. In the Airways was a bio on Frank S. Spina the first two-time past chapter president. Frank joined ASHRAE in 1970 some 11 years after the chapter was chartered.

The Feb Chapter meeting was held Tuesday, February 7th, with the topic – Changes to Heating Codes. Susan Cooke, MASc., P. Eng. Technical Leader – Fuels Safety Program Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) discussed the latest changes to the heating codes As Technical Leader of the Fuels Safety Program, Sandra Cooke is fully responsible and accountable for all fuels safety engineering design reviews, custom equipment approvals, regulatory maintenance, development and adoption of codes/standards for the Province of Ontario. This role also is responsible for the supervision of the engineering team, the Fuels Safety operational plan and the engineering budget. Sandra represents Ontario on the Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council which authorizes the use of codes/standards for Canada. Sandra’s background included other positions within the TSSA as well as with Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, Fuelmaker Corporation and Ontario Hydro Research Division. Sandra obtained her Master and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto and holds the designation of Professional Engineer. She impressed the 30 in attendance with the knowledge of the subject She detailed the workings of a not-for-profit government agency that touched our industry with their involvement with fuel burning appliances. It was quite interesting that a lot of questions regarding the practices and requirements of contractors in that field were brought forward by everybody but contractors. Bill McCartney noted that as contractor I have been aware and involved with TSSA since they surfaced at our office in 1997 but it became obvious that those not involved directly were quite appreciative of Sandra’s answer to their questions. At the Tech session at 5 PM we had Glen Gray, P. Eng. from Maxon Industrial Equipment provide an in-depth history of direct fired burners for make-up-air systems. His presentation dealt with the advancements over the last fifty years and how they have been able to improve efficiency and provide considerable energy savings through product design.

In the Airways for the month was a Historical Bio for Louis Sentesy, C.E.T.,F.C.A.M. Hamilton Chapter Charter Member, Society Life Member. Lou has been a life long member of ASHRAE, joining the Society February 1st, 1952. He became a Charter Member of the Hamilton Chapter in 1959 and a Life member January 31st, 1987

On Tuesday, March 7th, the chapter meeting featured topic was VAV & FPVAV Applications. with speaker Jim Aswegen from Titus a manufacturer of grilles, registers, diffusers and air terminal units. His topic was VAV and FPVAV air terminal units. The discussion focused on the following: Application – VAV vs. FPVAV; Series vs. Parallel Selection – Sizing, sound considerations, etc. Operation – Getting the most out of your design. Some 25 were in attendance. Jim Aswegen elaborated on his many years of experience in the air distribution industry. Jim is also involved with ASHRAE, sitting on several TC committees researching air distribution. The 5 Pm Tech session had Dave Lipsit from AirAudit Inc. who discussed air balancing with a focus on VAV and FPVAV systems. He displayed some of the tools and techniques used to perform air balancing. Air Audit provides air and water balancing, indoor air quality monitoring and water and air survey services. Dave founded Air Audit, certified by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), in 1987. He is an active member of ASHRAE, regularly attending Hamilton Chapter meetings. The Table Top Demonstration was by O’Dell Associates who displayed a couple of new products from Titus including: the Titus Model DTFS fan powered VAV box with ECM motor and a Titus Model T3SQ variable geometry thermal diffuser.

The April Chapter Meeting was held Wednesday, Apr. 19th (not the normal Tuesday) with the Theme: Sustainability and the Building Environment and consisted of an ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast giving information regarding building sustainability principles, practices and emerging concepts. The format was as follows 12:00 p.m. – Lunch; 1:00 p.m. – Introduction & Welcome; 1:03 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Presentations

Sustainability: What does it Mean and Why is it Important? • If It’s Not Energy Efficient, It’s Not Sustainable: How to Ensure Top Energy Performance in Green Buildings • Integrated Design for Sustainability; 2:15 p.m. – Q&A 2:30 p.m. – Break; 2:40 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. – Presentations; • Better by Design – Project Studies; • Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities; 3:35 p.m. – Q&A; 3:55 p.m. – Closing; 4:00 p.m. – Break; 4:15 p.m. – Tour of Mechanical Room, Studios and Broadcasting Centre. The meeting was sponsored by York Johnson Controls.

The chapter announced in Airways the following new additions to the Executive: Mike KrewskiMike is a graduate of Wilfred Laurie University (formerly Waterloo Lutheran) and also holds a business administration diploma. He is currently enrolled in TEMOL (Training in Energy Management) – a 14 module/100 hour program which leads to the

Energy Institute’s Certificate of Competence in the Fundamentals of Energy Management. Mike has 25 years experience in the energy sector including stints with Texaco and Sunoco. He is currently a Commercial/Industrial Account Manager with Union Gas promoting natural gas technologies and energy efficiency. Mike joined ASHRAE in 2005 and is an Associate Member. He is also involved in other industry related organizations including HRAI, Skills Canada and the Energy and Environment Forum at the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. As T.E.G.A. Chair, he maintains contact with various government (all levels) organizations in our Chapter area to promote ASHRAE and monitor activities which may affect our industry.

Adam Werthmiller, C.E.T. – Adam is a graduate of Niagara College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

Early in 2002, he joined TMP Niagara (The Mitchell Partnership) as a CAD Designer under the supervision of Lee Norton. With TMP, Adam has worked on a wide range of projects including renovations to the Skylon Tower, Niagara Detention Centre, St. Catharine’s Courthouse, Niagara Casino and a number of other well-recognized buildings. Adam received his C.E.T. designation and joined ASHRAE as an Associate Member in 2004. He is also a member of ASHRAE’s YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE). As Student Activities Chair, Adam maintains contact with universities/colleges in our Chapter area and is looking to increase our ASHRAE student membership and establish one or more student chapters.

John Loncar, P. Eng., MBA – John graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc. in Civil Engineering and, a few years later, from Wilfred Laurier University with a MBA. John worked in the construction industry in various roles (consulting to technical sales) prior to joining Union Gas in 2001. Within Union Gas, he has enjoyed positions as a Service Manager in Operations, a District Engineer and is currently an Account Manager, Commercial/Industrial Marketing. John became a Member of ASHRAE in 2006. John is currently slated to assist Nathan with Programs and possibly take over that position as Nathan moves up in the ASHRAE hierarchy.

The Chapter Meeting for May was held Tuesday, May 2nd, with the main topic Commissioning Special Facilities. Some 21 were present. The speaker was Bill McCartney, a Partner at Isotherm Engineering who presented a symposium paper on commissioning special facilities which he delivered at the ASHRAE meeting in Denver in 2005. Bill used this opportunity to explain how the whole process for a symposium paper evolves, as well as involvement of technical committees and program and society meetings. Bill has been a commissioning specialist since 1994 and a partner at Isotherm Engineering since 1997. Bill has been an ASHRAE Member since 1974 and to say that he is involved would be an understatement: • Member – TC 7.3 – Operation and Maintenance Management (past Chair) • Member – TC 7.9 – Building Commissioning • Member – Refrigeration Volume 2002, 2006 and 2010 • President – ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter 2004 – 2006.

At the meeting was another Canadian Life Members Bursary presentation – this time to Vivek Kansal of the University of Waterloo. In this month’s Technical Session, Dave Rasmussen – our Chapter Social Chair – will provide some incite into the structure of the ASHRAE organization. The Table Top Demonstration was by Peter Turk – Sales Representative for the Victaulic Company of Canada – will do a brief presentation on the background and benefits of Victaulic piping components. He also covered some new products being introduced.

At the meeting it was announced that Long time ASHRAE member Dennis Banning retired on April 13th, the boss of David Rasmussen of 20 years, Dennis Banning retired from Delhi Industries. Most of you were able to send him best wishes at the past CMX show. Dennis is now an ASHRAE Life Member. The new manager is David Thurgood who plans to join our chapter in September.

David Rasmussen reported that a record 112 golfers played on a hot humid at this years outing at the June 7th Legends GG in Niagara Falls. Many were glad it was a best ball Tournament. We had only one group that was made of single golfers as most provided their own foursomes. The made-up group won the Tournament! Congratulations to Gary Knowles, David Benedetti, Peter Turk, Stuart Lockhart.There was a surplus of $361.26 even after paying for the 8 we needed to get to 120 for the shotgun start. It was agreed to do it again at same golf course next year with same format and same price $150/golfer and $40 for dinner only. Next year’s event will be held at the other course- Usher’s Creek on June 6th, 2007.

Regular meeting attendance averaged 29 for the year, which was about the same as the last 5 years.

At the June Annual society Meeting Wilfred Laman received the Society Distinguished Service Award for his participation on many Society committees including Chair of CTTC in 04-05, the first year this committee operated – committee combined TEGA and Program. Wilf was elected by the Society Membership as a whole to be a Director and Regional Chair for Region 2 at this Annual Society Meeting as well. He will serve from July 2006 till June 2009 in this capacity.

Research investments almost doubled this year from $4636 to $8740 primarily to the efforts of Bill McCartney and an extensive team. The Chapter got > par in all categories for the first time in recent memory. Society membership was 195 paid vs 176 last year, the first jump in years. With students we show some 228 paid members vs 203 last year. Chapter membership has been 110 for 3 years straight. Student membership was up to 27 paid vs 9 last year. The final PAOE 2005-2006 results follow:

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 400
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

History Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 200

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 500

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

275

709

732

250

550

810

3326

14

Montreal

1620

4925

601

425

1570

2570

11711

15

Ottawa Valley

630

1695

448

100

1230

1718

5821

16

Toronto

1275

4600

1511

525

1110

840

9861

37

Hamilton

605

628

975

400

840

1185

4633

100

Halifax

125

400

195

25

410

330

1485

116

London

690

1135

1280

100

895

895

4995

117

NB/PEI

660

1001

1128

350

845

1630

5614

141

Windsor

300

1290

428

125

225

515

2883

2006-2007

The traditional Summer Summit was held Wednesday July 26th, 2006 at the residence of Bill McCartney #7-31 Sunvale Place, Stoney Creek ON. Meeting attendees were: Bill McCartney, George Robb, Dave Hills, Wilf Laman, Dave Rasmussen,, Adam Werthmiller, Allan Antcliffe, Brian Beninger, Nathan Martin, George Menzies.Absent Mike Krewski, John Loncar. Wilf Laman (Treasurer) stated that the current bank balance is $ 25,334.49 as of June 30, 2006 which is compared to the same month balance last year $ 25,375.22 as of June 30, 2005. It was agreed that our chapter contribution to the upcoming CRC will again be $3,500.00. With W. Laman now the DRC, Bill McCartney accepted the Chapter Treasurer’s job. Much discussion was on new all electronic CRC coming in August in Niagara Falls.

The Hamilton Chapter hosted the CRC. The event was held at the Hilton Doubletree Resort, 6039 Fallsview Blvd,

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada August 25th to 27th, 2006. It is believed we set a Region 2 record attendance. At the awards presentation, our DRC Wilfred Laman introduced the Mayor of Niagara Falls and announced that George Menzies would MC today’s awards function. The chapter then received many awards: In research promotion, Bill McCartney RP Chair got a Certificate for achieving Goal; the High 5 Certificate for highest amounts collected in past 5 years and a Certificate for exceeding Challenge Goal which was assigned by the RVC Jeff Clarke.

Presidential Award of Excellent Points, Hamilton Chapter President Bill McCartney President accepted PAOE Honour Roll status as the chapter achieved par in 4 key categories for at least four consecutive years. The award is a PAOE certificate and honor roll emblem. The chapter also received the Special Citation Award (chapter needed to get >4300 pts, actually 4633 pts) which includes a special citation ribbon. Plus the chapter got the Star Award for having reached par in all categories – awards consists of a PAOE emblem, star award certificate, star award pin. For personal awards, Chapter Service Award were presented to: George E. Menzies and David Rasmussen

Chapter meetings soon followed the CRC. Our Airways headline stated Hamilton Chapter No. 037 Volume 48, No. 1 Our 48th Year September 2006 edition. The executive of the chapter for 06-07 consisted of President David Hills, A.Sc.T.;Treasurer & Research Chair William McCartney;Secretary George Robb, P. Eng.; Membership Chair & Student Activities Chair,Adam Werthmiller, C.E.T.; George Menzies, P. Eng. ROH; C.T.T.C. Chair Nathan Martin, P. Eng.; T.E.G.A. Chair, Mike Krewski; Social Chair, David Rasmussen, C.E.T.; Programs Co-Chair, John Loncar, P. Eng., MBA; Programs Co-Chair, Terry Fowler, P. Eng.; Webmaster, Brian Beninger, P. Eng.; Airways Editor, Allan Antcliffe, P. Eng.; Region 2 DRC, Wilfred Laman, P. Eng. Regular meetings were held at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club North End of McNab, On Hamilton Harbour, 5:00 pm – Social Hour & Technical Session, 6:00 pm – Dinner & Business Meeting, 7:00 pm – Feature Speaker. The cost was the same as previous years; Technical Session/Dinner/Feature Speaker Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 • Meal Plan – $135.00; Technical Session and/or Feature Speaker (without Dinner) $15.00

The Tuesday, September 5, 2006 Feature Speaker was Doug Graham of T. A. Morrison & Co. Inc. T. A. Morrison & Co. Inc.TAMCO, is located in Stittsville, ON, andis a manufacturer of dampers and air control products serving commercial, industrial and institutional markets. They entered the ventilation industry in 1955. In 1980, TAMCO began to produce their own line of aluminum dampers and later introduced louvers and insect screens. Doug Graham of discussed dampers including design, application and installation. Doug enlightened those in attendance about the effect dampers can have on energy conservation, demonstrating the energy losses due to infiltration and conduction. Selection of dampers based on application and location was also a topic that promoted great discussion. Thermal break technology, offered by many manufacturers, is important to ensure proper operation through our cold winters. In the end, Doug stressed the importance of installation on the performance of the dampers. The key to high performance is a well supported, square and true installation by a reliable contractor.

In the Sept Airways, the following article was inserted as it affects many of us: Air-Conditioner Turns Cool 100 – was submitted by chapter member Wilfred Laman. There are plenty of important events worthy of celebrating on their anniversaries. Weddings, birthdays, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But here’s an anniversary that should have champagne corks popping: Air-conditioning was invented 100 years ago. Bernard Nagengast, a historian with ASHRAE, said the term air-conditioning was first used in 1906 by Stuart Cramer, a textile engineer from Charlotte, NC in a patent application. That same year, a patent was filed by Willis Carrier, who is commonly called the father of air-conditioning, for his method of heating and humidifying air. His intention was to regulate humidity but his method had a fortuitous side affect: comfort cooling. “Nowhere in the patent description or claims is there any mention of using it to cool air but the methodology was used later for that purpose,” Nagengast said. Although it would be some years before air-conditioning as we know it would become widespread in homes, the patent marked the start of a new era of comfort cooling for buildings. And it is the main reason so many of us can live any where in north America in the summer. Wilfred Laman, notes that Willis Carrier was employed by Buffalo Forge at the time. Carrier asked to be released from Buffalo Forge to concentrate on air conditioning. He may even have received a loan to get started as Buffalo Forge wanted to concentrate on the fan business.

For the tech session George Menzies, Chapter Historian discussed some current government activities and then briefly reviewed the history of the chapter since it was chartered in 1959. This will soon lead to the 50th anniversary in October 2009!

The Tuesday, October 3, 2006 Meeting topic was Wind and Air Flow Modelling for Design of Low Energy Buildings

Ventilation & Load Management. This presentation was designed to support ASHRAE President Terry Townsend’s presidential theme “The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future”. The Speaker was Duncan Phillips, Ph.D., P. Eng. RWDI Consulting Engineers. Duncan is a chapter member and has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his graduate work he investigated the measurement and quantification of room air and contaminant mixing within occupied spaces. This work involved both the development of instrumentation for, and measurements of, contaminant transports. Duncan joined Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin (RWDI) Consulting Engineers in 2000. He is a Project Director/Senior Specialist for Ventilation and Computation Fluid Dymanics (CFD). His role at RWDI is to technically oversee the execution of client based projects. These projects include the design & implementation of high performance ventilation systems for applications ranging from contaminant control and thermal comfort to thermal load management and sustainable building design. Prior to dinner, the Technical Session will also be presented by our Feature Speaker – Duncan Phillips. He covered some of the basics – call it WindTunnel, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & Energy Modelling 101 – to prime you for the main program later in the evening.

The Airways featured a HISTORICAL BIO of JOE VASSALLO, HAMILTON CHAPTER PAST PRESIDENT

Joe joined ASHRAE and the Hamilton Chapter in the late 60s not too long after the chapter was chartered and was soon involved in the executive of the Chapter. He supported the chapter and quickly influenced many other associates to get involved in the chapter with two also becoming Chapter Presidents. Joe says that he plans to wind down and retire during2007, but many of us have said similar things…. He said he acquired many lasting friendship thanks to all the contacts he made in ASHRAE and he will enjoy many of these well after retirement.

The Tuesday, November 7, 2006 featured a speaker from the Distinguished Lecturer Program. Topic was

Operation & Maintenance of HVAC Systems for Improved Comfort and Air Quality – The HVAC industry affects the public’s quality of life in many ways, from indoor airquality, to conserving energy in buildings, to the development of refrigerants that donot harm the environment.Indoor air quality is of increasing concern as society redefines the needs of the indoorenvironment. This talk presents a new perspective on the topic, starting with the proper preventative program and how to reduce the probability of bad indoor airquality resulting from an improper maintenance program. We will look at the location of outside air intakes, air handling systems, cooling towers as well as other areas. Feature Speaker was Carl N. Lawson PWI Commissioning Services – Durham, NC who is a Commissioning Authority for PWI Commissioning Services. Mr. Lawson has been involved in the ASHRAE Commissioning Process since 1984 and has remained active on the respective committees since that time. He has been involved in the commissioning process since 1962 when it was called “Total Quality Management” Over his career he has been involved in design, construction and owner representative. Prior to joining PWI, he was responsible for the commissioning process at Duke University Medical Center. He has commissioned hospitals, medical clinics, prison laboratories, high tech facilities, medical office buildings, and office buildings projects in the U.S. and abroad. He has been responsible for developing a large number of the protocols that used today in the commissioning industry. Mr. Lawson is a pioneer in the commissioning industry and a frequent lecturer on the process.

The feedback after the presentation was extremely positive from the members in attendance. President Hills said that many of us, regardless of our current field of the HVAC business, walked away that night with an extra insight to just how important Commissioning is to every project, new or retrofit. industry.

At this month’s “technical session”, Bill McCartney, ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Treasurer & Research Chair, presented ASHRAE Research Recognition Awards.

Saturday, December 9, 2006 was our Family Christmas Event Lunch and Tour of Dundurn Castle 2:00 p.m.

One of Hamilton’s most-recognized landmarks, Dundurn Castle is a National Historic site that illustrates the life and times of Sir Allan Napier MacNab (1798 – 1862). Dundurn Castle was constructed over a three-year period, and completed by 1835. Designed by a young English Architect, Robert Wetherall, Dundurn was built around the brick shell of Colonel Richard Beasley’s colonial home. Designed as a fashionable Regency style villa, Dundurn (Gaelic for “strong fort”) was nicknamed”Castle” by the citizens of Hamilton. Today, Dundurn Castle has been restored to the year 1855 when MacNab was at theheight of his career as a lawyer, landowner, railway magnate and Premier of the United Canadas (1845-56). Over forty rooms, above and below stairs, have been furnished to compare the life of a prominent Victorian family with that of their servants. Costumed staff guide visitors through the home, illustrating daily life fromthe 1850s.

The meeting drew 23 visitors, consisting of members and their spouses. After the luncheon, and before the Castle tour, two awards in total were handed out. The recipients in attendance were Leon Yaskowich and Bob Schock, who received their 50 year memberships. Two other award recipients that were not able to attend were John Pollock and Peter Graham, for their Life Member awards. [ for the record John Pollock died in 2009]

A Historical bio for one of the winners was placed in Airways – Robert (Bob) E. Shock – Bob was born in Kitchener in 1925 and attended King Edward public school and K.C.I. He then served in WW II with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Upon being discharged he went to Queen’s University graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immediately went to work for the Canadian Blower and Forge Company Ltd. In Kitcheneras an engineer in training. In 1952 Bob went to the CB&F Sales office in Toronto. He then joined ASHRAE Toronto Chapter and also served on their Board of Governors. In 1966 he was transferred to the New York City Sales office of CB&F’s parent company Buffalo Forge of Buffalo, New York. While in New York Bob sold all the air handling equipment for the famous Twin Towers in New York City.

The new year stated promptly with a meeting Tuesday, January 2, 2007. topic was City of Guelph — A Plan for Sustainability. Attendees were provided with an overview of the vision that the City of Guelph is currently finalizing a plan to reduce their energy use. “Guelph will create a healthy, reliable and sustainable energy future by continuallyincreasing the effectiveness of how we use and manage our energy and water resources”. Canada currently has a 6.4 energy use index per capita use — the highest in the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). The City of Guelph’s “Community Energy Plan” hopes to reduce the city’s energy index to that of Sweden which is 3.5. Feature Speaker was Art Stokman, President Guelph Hydro. He is also the President of Guelph Hydro and the co-chair of the City of Guelph’s “Community Energy Plan”.

The Technical Session was presented by Frank Bailey, Team Leader/Inspector TSSA Act, Fuels Safety Program — who talked about the latest changes to the Gas Code

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 meeting was on Solar Heat Exchangers for Hot Water Applications with Speaker Mike Cox, P. Eng. Enerworks Inc. EnerWorks Inc. is a Canadian company which was formed in 1999 to bring to market a unique solar thermal hot water system. Many of the innovations came from Queen’s University – developed by people involved in solar thermal systems for over 30 years and incorporating improvements learned and developed during that time. EnerWorks’ vision is to incorporate automotive manufacturing techniques to lower manufacturing costs, while incorporating the best of the best in the world – in both materials and technology. EnerWorks manufactures both residential and commercial systems in their Dorchester, ON factory. Mike provided a global perspective on solar thermal heating.

This month’s “technical session” was presented by Daniel Young, P. Eng., President and Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).Mr. Young provided a brief overview of the OSPE and its commitment to the engineering community. As Chair of OSPE’s Bill 124 Working Group, he reviewed OSPE’s involvement in discussions with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) as relating to Bill 124 and provide an overview of the current status as well as future expectations for this legislation.

This month’s Airways featured an article on the history of Delhi Industries. The Company was founded in Delhi, Ontario, in 1939, by Lewis R. McClatchie and conducted business under the name Delhi Sheet Metal Works. The owner, having

spent a lifetime in manufacturing plants in Quebec and Ontario, decided it was time to be in business for himself. At that time, the most common method of heating a home with warm air was by means of a gravity furnace. Moving air through the furnace by mechanical means was relatively new and the owner, seeing a future in this concept, decided to manufacture blowers. Business was conducted in rented facilities on King Street in Delhi. In 1943, second generation family members, Samuel F. and Gordon K. McClatchie joined the firm as partners. In 1947, the Company changed its name to Delhi Industries and moved into a new 6,000 sq.ft. building at its present site on James Street. The founder’s dream was just beginning to come true when he died on January 25, 1948. He had previously stated that “it would be a good business when production levels reached 10 blowers per day”. The company reorganized and a new partnership of Samuel F., Gordon K., and Jack L. McClatchie and “Doc” Lumley embarked on a period of growth and property acquisition, which saw building additions of 2,400 sq.ft. in 1948; 3,600 sq.ft. in 1950; and 9,000sq.ft. in 1953, together with an additional 1,047 sq.ft. of office space. Samuel F. McClatchie died on October 10, 1970 and on April 1st of the following year the firm incorporated under the name of Delhi Industries Ltd. By this time, the Company had established itself as a major supplier of blowers to Canadian furnace manufacturers. By 1972, annual production was exceeding 100,000 units. In 1982, Gordon retired from active duty with the Company, but remained as a member of the Board of Directors. Walter Woods was elected President and General Manager. Dennis Banning was hired as Sales and Marketing Manager. Both were involved with activities in the Hamilton Chapter. In 1984, Delhi Industries merged with Sheldon Engineering to form Delhi-Sheldon’s Inc. with two separate operating divisions. In 1985, a United States rep. was hired to help develop growth in the U.S. market. Brian Rayle remains today as Delhi’s U.S. rep..

In 1986, Canadian Corporate Management Company was purchased by Federal Industries Limited from Winnipeg. At this time, David Rasmussen was hired to cover Canadian Distributor sales as well as OEM accounts. Dennis Banning, being bi-lingual, looked after the Quebec accounts. In the early 90’s Walter Woods retired as President and currently resides near Mount Hope. David Barclay assumed the role as President.

In 1994, David Beatty, President of Canarm in Brockville, Ontario, purchased a large portion of the company.

Hamilton Chapter supporters over the years, Walter Woods, Dennis Banning, Neil Rutherford and David Rasmussen. As well as supporting the Chapter, Delhi Industries continues to invest yearly to ASHRAE Research Canada.

The Tuesday, March 6, 2007 featured Changes to the 2006 Ontario Building Code with Feature Speaker Mike Seiling, C.E.T. Acting Chief Building Official City of Kitchener. Mike Seiling, CET, CBCO earned his Diploma in Architectural – Construction Engineering Technology from Conestoga College in Kitchener. During his career he has experienced life in both the private and public sectors, including working for an architect for five plus years, estimating, building inspection and plan examination. For the last 15 years he has been a public servant while presently serving as the Acting Chief Building Official for the City of Kitchener. During this time he has completed and approved in excess of 5,000 plan examinations on various projects ranging from new single family dwellings to 18 storey high apartment buildings. Kitchener issues approximately 2,500 building permits per year resulting in 350 million dollars worth of construction value. There were many questions about the new requirements which will be phased in till 2011

The March tech presentation was done by George Menzies who updated the action of TC 5.4 Air Pollution and TC 5.8 Industrial Ventilation. He answered many questions about research activities and future actions that will affect our industry.

Hillcrest Gone!!! The ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter’s meeting location during the late ’80’s was recently torn down to make room for a Shoppers Drug Mart. Submitted by David Rasmussen, March 07.

It was also announced that, effective this fall, the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter will be returning to having its meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. The first meeting of the “fall season” will thus be on Tuesday, September 11, 2007.

The Chapter decided to host another annual ASHRAE Satellite Webcast and Broadcast for the membership on the topic of Indoor Environmental Design (IED). again at the Crossroads facility in Burlington, Ontario and it took place on April 18th, 2007. Meeting started tarts with a light lunch in the Atrium at the Crossroads at 12:00 noon. Meeting finished at approximately 4:00pm. The format was as follows

1:00 p.m. – Introduction & Welcome; 1:03 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. – Presentations • “An Overview Perspective on Indoor Environmental Quality” – Bill Coad, P.E., President, Coad Engineering Enterprises • “Ventilation Air – First, Do No Harm” – Lew Harrington, Director of Research, Mason-Grant Consulting • “Ventilation System Design – Avoiding Three Common Mistakes” – Hoy Bohanon Jr., P.E., President, Bohanon Engineering; 1:50 p.m. – Q&A; 2:20 p.m. – Break; 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. – Presentations • “Behind the Access Door – Advances in Affordable Filtration for IAQ” – Chris Muller, Technical Director, Purafil Inc. • “Noise, IAQ and Thermal Comfort – Can You Have It All?” – Dan Int-Hout III, Chief Engineer, Krueger 3:20 p.m. – Q&A 3:55 p.m. – Closing

The broadcast was sponsored by York Johnson Controls

The chapter president reported that for 06-07, the Hamilton Chapter Executive Committee has once again achieved the Research Promotion Full Circle Award, for all officers and the Research Promotion Chairperson making contributions towards research.

It was also announced that ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Members would Receive Society Awards at the annual meeting in Long Beach California: Bill McCartney — Distinguished Service Award – the award recognizes ASHRAE members who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction on committees or have otherwise given freely of their time and talent on behalf of the Society. Also Dr. Michael Collins and Dr. John Wright of the University of Waterloo winner of the 2006 Crosby Field Award — the award is presented to the author(s) of the best paper published by the Society during 2006 and consists of a plaque and a honorarium of $750.00 ($375.00 each).

The Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Meeting consisted of feature Speakers Dr. James Scott, Assistant Professor Occupational & Environmental Health Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto Dr. James Scott spoke about the habitat, the biology and the detection of Legionella. Also speaking was Gary Sweeney, Director of Business Development CTM Inc. Gary Sweeney and his crews are exposed to Legionella on a regular basis during the cleaning and maintenance of cooling towers and similar equipment. Gary will discuss how to deal with any Legionella bacteria found—including the safety precautions required to work around and with it. May Speaker Bios Dr. James Scott is Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Toronto and is cross appointed to the Dept of Pediatrics. His research and teaching deal with occupational and environmental hazards posed by microbes. James graduated with a B.Sc. in phytopathology (1990) and a PhD in mycology (2001), both from the University of Toronto. Gary Sweeney is the Director of Business Development for CTM Inc (Cooling Tower Maintenance) and a Director of GTT Onset. He spent 28 years with the Trane Company working in office administration, the Parts Department, achieved third year standing as a refrigeration apprentice, dispatcher and job coordinator, Service Salesman, Service Sales Manager, Vice President and General Manager Service and finally, General Sales Manager for all equipment, temperature controls and aftermarket sales. After leaving the Trane Company in 1999, Gary worked as an independent consultant to Enwave District Energy and the ECE Group before joining CTM Inc. Gary has a HBA from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of ASHRAE and BOMA.

The final meeting of the year was held Wednesday, June 6 2007 with the theme: Social/Research. It consisted of ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament at Legends on the Niagara (Ussher’s Creek course) – Niagara Falls. Some $580.00 was raised by challenging the golfers to hit and stay on an easy 157 yard hole. Only 8 hit green, so little pay out to the golfers! Best income to date for the challenge.

David Rasmussen stated that some 114 golfers played which used a “shot-gun” start so all would finish at the same time. David announced at the dinner that next year’s outing will be on the Legends course June 4th, 2008. David also announced that we have a new chapter member David Thurgood . David is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Delhi Industries (Delhi, ON). He has been a Society members since 2005.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 400
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

History Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 200

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 500

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

1175

850

1470

300

1430

950

6175

14

Montreal

1615

3342

1240

600

1045

2620

10462

15

Ottawa Valley

935

2155

1420

350

1005

1310

7175

16

Toronto

930

2420

1530

325

1370

2855

9430

37

Hamilton

850

650

1110

450

1140

1135

5335

100

Halifax

440

460

1060

175

1075

1425

4635

116

London

765

1116

2452

200

955

1085

6573

117

NB/PEI

510

300

1370

25

1025

1115

4345

141

Windsor

390

1120

2026

100

920

625

5181

2007-2008

This year’s CRC was held in Moncton NB August 23 to 27th, 2007. The Conference Chair was Wilfred Laman from the Hamilton Chapter. Other Hamilton Chapter attendees were Regional Treasurer Bill McCartney, David Hills Delegate, Adam Werthmiller Alternate, David Rasmussen RVC Research Promotion, George Menzies Regional Historian, Terry Fowler, Chapter Chair CTTC. In the Chapter Report, David hills reported that our delinquents were up to 19, the highest in years, with 31 student members up from 22, Society assigned members 187 up from 176. Dues were $135 but would rise to $145 next year. Attendance was 25 vs 29 the previous year. The chapter again participated in the Society Web Cast event. Our student chapter is lead by Michael Collins Liaison at the University of Waterloo. Enermodal Engineering of Kitchener was the successful candidate of a CTTC award. The chapter’s investors contributed $8,461 to research, just $39 short of goal. A local contractor Numerical Logics of Waterloo was recently awarded an ASHRAE contract for research. Our assigned Society Members were 191 with 32 students. During the first business session the DRC asked David Rasmussen to present the final report on last year’s CRC in Niagara Falls. David Rasmussen, the Chair of the 2006 CRC commented on the financial report. Surplus was $748.81 with $374.41 transferred to the Region Fund. The income was supported by a $6.00 contribution for each chapter member (Regional Motion A-1-89) for a total of $8466.00 which helped keep the CRC virtually a break-even event. When questioned, David noted that the 2006 had no sponsors to supplement the income. It was then moved by Nicolas Lemire seconded by Doug Cochrane that the CRC 2006 Financial Report be accepted. Approved unanimously.

At the awards banquet, the PAOE awards for 2006-07 were announced. George Menzies MC described the specific PAOE awards:

PAOE Award – Minimum points achieved in four of the following five categories: Chapter Operations, Chapter Technology Transfer, Membership Promotion, Research Promotion and Student Activities – Chapter receives a PAOE certificate, PAOE red emblem for banner

Special Citation Award (ribbon) – Minimum in 4 of 5 categories, with a minimum of 4300 points total – Chapter receives a special citation blue ribbon for banner

STAR Award (pin) – PAR achieved in all 5 categories – chapter receives a PAOE Red emblem, star award certificate, star award pin for banner

 Honor Roll – PAOE min. in 4 categories for four consecutive years. The award is a PAOE certificate and Silver/ Blue emblem

High Honor Roll – STAR level with PAR in all categories for > four consecutive years. The award is a PAOE certificate and a High Honor Roll Royal Blue Emblem

The Hamilton Chapter Delegate David Hills accepted the following awards: Honour Roll (achieved PAOE for >4 years) PAOE certificate and honor roll silver emblem. Special Citation Award (>4300 actually 5335 up from 4633 pts in 05-06) Special Citation ribbon, Star Award – par in all categories PAOE red emblem, star award certificate, star award pin.

The first regular meeting was held September 11, 2007 at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club on Hamilton Harbour. The Chapter Executive consists of David hills President in his 2nd term, Bill McCartney Treasurer and RP chair, Brian White Secretary, Adam Werthmiller Membership and Student Activities Chair, George Menzies, Historian, David Rasmussen Social Chair, Mike Krewski CTTC Chair, Terry Fowler, Programs, John Loncar Co-Chair Programs, Webmaster and Airways Editor, Allan Antcliffe.

The meeting featured Victoria Serda Deputy Leader of the Green Party of ON and a Councilor in Port Elgin ON. She talked about Al Gore’s message about the threat of global warming which was derived from his best selling book and Oscar winning film. Prior to the talk, George Menzies reviewed some of the highlights from the recent Society meeting.

October 9th, 2007 focused on Demand Kitchen Ventilation with speaker George McGrath President of Melink Canada. Melink is the leader in demand ventilation for Intelli-Hood kitchens across Canada. He covered the excess energy used in most kitchens and that the use of variable speed fans and other controls can effectively reduce energy use. Prior to the program, Mike Krewski and John Loncar from Union Gas discussed utility cost saving programs. The attendance was 22.

November 13th, 2007 featured details about the ASHRAE research program with ASHRAE being the only engineering association doing basic research in the world. Dave Rasmussen the Region 2 RVC for research outlined the purpose for doing research and the need for contributions. After dinner, Dr.Didier Thevanard Ph.D of Numerical Logics Inc. updated the chapter on ASHRAE research project 1453 which covers the updating of climatic design conditions for the 2009 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals and Standard 169. His company also conducted prior research for ASHRAE which updated the 2005 Handbook. 20 attendees learned about how mean averages are calculated and what they are based upon.

The annual Christmas event was held this year December 4th, 2007 at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club with chapter members paying $40 and guest $45 – an event not included in the prepaid meal plan. The speaker was George Rotor P.Eng. who talked about the engineers role to end extreme poverty. George and fellow engineer Parker Mitchell co-founded 8 years ago “Engineers Without Borders” to help mobilize engineers to use their unique problem-solving approach as agents for social change. Madok Manufacturing sponsored the speaker. 21 attended including several past chapter presidents.

The January meeting was held Tues January 15th, 2008 at the University of Waterloo Faculty Club with many of the members of the Student Branch from Waterloo in attendance- in fact a full house so attendance was limited! A first for the chapter. Brian Monk an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer spoke about Hospital Filtration Systems and Airborne Contaminant Control. An hand was Region 2 RVC for CTTC who presented awards to Enermodal Engineering and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo for Canada’s first LEED Gold building at the Emergency Medical services building in Cambridge. Special thanks to our student liaison Dr. Michael Collins who coordinated the event and sponsors Union Gas and Madok Manufacturing. Some 56 attended, a record in recent years.

Society returned to New York after en extended absence for the Winter Meeting and Expo January 17 to 23rd, 2008. Many chapter members attended. The show had record attendance of over 60,000.

The February 12th, 2008 meeting was back at the Yacht Club for a talk on computer Room Glycol Cooling bt Shehwar Haque P.Eng., Manager of engineering and Applied Sales for Ecosaire Precision A/C Systems form Dectron International. He Haque has been a member of ASHRAE since 1983 and was responsible for setting up a Psychometric, Calorimetric and Acoustical Testing Facility in Courtland NY for the purpose of in-house and 3rd party rating of HVAC equipment. Only 9 braved the snow storm to attend.

In March the chapter went on a tour of a new $10 million grocery store in Oakville March 11th, 2008. Neelands Refrigeration, a long time contributor to ASHRAE research arranged for the members to get a first hand look at a fully integrated designed and built food store. Bob Gentile construction Manager and Tom Quaglia Project Manager lead the discussion. Dinner was served in the in-house restaurant. Attendance was less than expected, but those present were impressed with new concepts in today’s food operations. 15 were in attendance.

In March many chapter members attended the CMX/CIPHEX show at the Toronto Convention centre Mar 27-29

The April meeting was concurrent with ASHRAE satellite broadcast Wednesday April 16th, 2008 1PM to 4 PM. It was again held at the Crossroads Communication Centre in Burlington ON. The broadcast was sponsored by York Johnson Controls. Topic was “Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork. Kent Peterson Society President opened the session. Only 15 attended, lowest in the three years of the satellite broadcast.

The bio of TMP Consulting Engineers who just celebrated 50 years in business was included in the Newsletter. Many ASHRAE Members and ASHRAE Fellows have been involved in this consulting business.

The final technical meeting was held Tuesday May 13th, 2008 at the Yacht Club. The speaker was Chris Bellshaw of Daikin AC Inc who spoke on Variable Refrigerant Flow in Cooling Systems. The technical session featured Bob Mosley from HTS engineering who discussed equipment that incorporates variable refrigerant control. A historical bio for Philip Doyle Manufacturing was included in Airways. Attendance was 22.

In June the annual chapter Golf tournament took place back at the Legends On-The-Niagara June 4th, 2008 using a scramble format. Cost continues at $150/ thanks to 13 sponsors. David Rasmussen arranged the event again. He reported that 107 golfers played [we had to pay for 120 to close course]. Some $570 was raised from the challenges at the “research hole”. A new venue is being considered for next year such as Penn Lakes.

The chapter research fund raising totaled $7,845.00 vs. a goal of $8,500; for the region, some $125,899 was collected vs. a goal of $120,150. As usual, the chapter got the “Gold Circle” award for having the entire executive invest at least $100 in research. The chapter ended up with $9698 vs. $7258 last year, the increase coming mainly from 110 chapter member at $65/yr chapter dues. Chapter fees for 08-09 will be $75/yr up $10. Meal plan stays at $150. CRC budget is $5000 for the Aug meeting in Montreal, up significantly due to the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel location selected by Montreal. Chapter Delegate was Terry Fowler with Mike Krewski Alternate. Sergio Pinto from Applied Energy Systems is the new chapter Secretary.

The 2008 Summer Summit was held at David Hill’s cottage at the Resort village near Port Maitland on Lake Erie.

REGION II
2007-2008 Presidential Award of Excellence

*Minimum and PAR points indicated are for 2009-2010.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Chapter Members

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 400
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

History Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 200

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 500

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

244

175

709

1660

360

615

925

4444

14

Montreal

428

1970

5135

1300

575

1365

2435

12780

15

Ottawa Valley

294

2270

1234

1190

725

950

1190

7559

16

Toronto

950

1215

4300

1210

450

1125

1235

9535

37

Hamilton

191

925

500

1060

500

675

1050

4710

100

Halifax

131

410

847

1090

325

615

1285

4572

116

London

107

615

1795

1915

250

870

835

6280

117

NB/PEI

106

615

1574

1800

475

1480

2960

8904

141

Windsor

48

135

900

2087

0

40

50

3212

2008-2009

At the beginning of 2008 we had 211 assigned Society Members and 32 students up from 191 and 31. [With the 2009-10 year we had 219 assigned Society members and 35 students]. Through the year we had 81 Chapter Members.

The executive consisted of President Terry Fowler, P.Eng. terry.j.fowler@jci.com; Research Promotion Chair David Hills, A.Sc.T., hamilton@engineeredair.com; Treasurer William McCartney w.mccartney @isothermengineering.com; Secretary Sergio Pinto sergio@applied-energy.ca; Membership Chair Adam Werthmiller, C.E.T. awerthmiller @tmpniagara.com; Student Activities Chair Brian White, B.A.Sc. hamilton@engineeredair.com Historian George Menzies, P.Eng. gemenzies@bell.net Social Chair David Rasmussen, C.E.T. drasmussen @delhi-industries.com[briefly] ; C.T.T.C. / T.E.G.A. Chair Mike Krewski mkrewski@uniongas.com Programs Chair Reaz Usmanali, LEED®AP reaz.usmanali@jci.com Homepage & Airways Editor Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng. allan@madok.com; Region 2 DRC Wilfred Laman, P.Eng. wflaman@vaxxine.com

In August, a team of Hamilton Chapter members headed to Region 2 CRC held in Montreal, Quebec,

at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1255 rue Jeanne-Mance, The CRC was from Friday August 22nd, to Sunday August 24th, 2008 and was hosted by the Montreal Chapter. Chapter reps included Wilfred Laman, Director and Regional Chair for Region 2; Gail Menzies, Recording Secretary; Regional Historian George Menzies; Regional V-C of Research Promotion David Rasmussen; Regional Treasurer Bill McCartney; Chapter Delegate Terry Fowler and Chapter Alternate Mike Krewski.

During the business session, Chapter President Terry Fowler reported the following: “Assigned members were 209 up from 199; chapter members 105 down from 110; new members 16 down from 23; students 17 up from 9 with one very active branch. Attendance was 25 down from 27[snow issues]. RP was $7845 vs. goal of $8,500, and last year raised $8460. Challenges are: Maintaining and growing the monthly meeting attendance; serious financial impact to Chapter resulting from the cost of the Satellite Broadcast; missing Research Promotion Goal; increasing Student Membership. Highlights included having Victoria Serda, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario open season in September 2008; Distinguished Lecturer – Brian Monk speaking at student night at U of Waterloo with a capacity attendance; meeting featuring a speaker from Numerical Logics Inc. who was the principle researcher for ASHRAE Research Project 1453-RP; a special insider refrigeration tour of a new Longos Supermarket which demonstrating integrated design – a Society theme; with another successful and slightly profitable Golf Tournament. Chapter met challenge to reach par in all PAOE categories. Another highlight was chapter gained some new people in Excom allowing other veteran volunteers to be reassigned”.

At the Awards banquet, the chapter won the full circle chevron as a result of all the Chapter Executive Officers investing a minimum of $100 in ASHRAE Research Canada. For the PAOE [Presidential Award of Excellence], the Hamilton Chapter with David Hills as a 2nd term President won 2 awards: 1. High Honor Roll (chapter has achieved the Star award for 5 years having achieved par in at least 5 categories for 5 consecutive years. Award consists of an upgraded Presidential certificate with “High Honor Roll” embossed in upper left corner and a Royal Blue Emblem for the awards banner; and 2. Star Award – achieved par in all categories – award has upgraded Presidential certificate with Star Award embossed on certificate in upper left, plus a gold star pin for banner. Chapter had a total of 4710 points for 07-08.

A Chapter Service Award to George B. Robb, a hard working and well organized past president of the Chapter.

In the business session many motions were discussed. One initiated from Hamilton was Motion S-4 “Moved by the Hamilton Chapter, seconded by Toronto that ASHRAE add under Honors and Awards section of the ASHRAE website, details about the chapter PAOE awards and the PAOE history and purpose. Background information: There is little if no detail readily available to chapter members under chapter awards section of the ASHRAE website about the meaning of the different levels of certificates, ribbons, pins, plaques, and chevrons. Fiscal impact: No Cost Vote 9 for; 0;0 Motion passed unanimously

The first meeting of the year was held Tuesday, September 23, 2008 which not our normal 2nd Tuesday, and was held at the facilities of RWDI in Guelph ON. With over 400 employees, RWDI (Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.) is a comprehensive, unique blend of senior scientists, engineers, specialists, meteorologists, engineering technologists, modelers, technicians and support staff. The firm’s key clients include leading architectural, mechanical, and structural engineering firms plus private and public facility owners. Facilities include four boundary layer wind tunnels, an open channel water flume and advanced computer modeling capabilities including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). RWDI also has an in-house model shop that uses stereolithography technology, integrated data acquisition, storage and processing systems, computer-aided drafting and a broad base of specialized instrumentation. The facility tour included presentations by some of their specialists. These presentations covered topics such as: integrated sustainable design including energy modeling & daylight simulation; high performance ventilation and cooling/heating concepts; building envelope design topics (including load and gain determination); acoustics, noise and vibration; exhaust stack and intake design to minimize re-entrainment of pollutants that cause health and odour concerns. Some 28 members attended the most interesting tour. Dinner was at the Turtle Jacks Restaurant 515 Woodlawn Road West (across from RWDI). Mike Krewski at mkrewski@uniongas.com handled all the arrangements.

On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 the topic was Wireless Field Controller Bus Communications. ASHRAE is adding wireless communications capabilities to the BACnet standards using ZigBee™ technology with BACnet messaging. ZigBee provides inherently reliable, ad hoc forming, self-healing wireless radio communication capabilities. This Meeting explained the concepts, illustrate the perceived and real radio interference issues, and show how it can provide for lower installation and lower life cycle costs for buildings owners. The speaker was Joseph H. Klotz, CEM Johnson Controls Product Sales Manager. Joe is responsible for all Johnson Controls product sales in Canada, including all BAS, HVAC and refrigeration controls and control devices, VFD’s, fire, security and DVN systems sold through JCI Branches and independent third party channels. Joe has extensive experience in the HVAC / BAS industry since 1981 as a facilities manager, public works director, international business manager, and as CEO of a BAS manufacturer. He is an ASHRAE member, and a member of the Association of Energy Engineers. We also had a Tabletop Demonstration by Johanna Mitsopoulos Johnson Controls Regional Product Account Manager who showed a table top display of wireless BACnet products. Some 19 members were present at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club North End of McNab, On Hamilton Harbour. The format for the meetings for 08-09 continue with a 5:00 pm Social Hour followed 6:00 pm Dinner and at 7:00 pm the Feature Speaker.Costs in 08-09 are as follows Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 • Meal Plan – $150.00.

The November meeting was held Tuesday, November 11, 2008 with the topic Hydrolyser™ Hybrid Energy Storage System. The speakers were Jim Fonger, President and CEO of H2Green Energy Corporation and Dr. Jim Cotton, Associate Professor- Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University, will introduce the Hydrolyser™, a Megawatt scale hybrid energy storage system now under development at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Research is now being conducted at McMaster University to identify and quantify the opportunities of utilizing Thermal Capture and Storage to increase the overall efficiencies of the system. The implications of integrating the Hydrolyser™ into existing and future ICI HVAC systems will also be reviewed. H2Green and McMaster will be applying for an unsolicited ASHRAE Research grant this Fall to assist in next phase Thermal system R& D. Subsequent to this meeting Dr. Cotton invited the chapter to speak at an undergrad and grad class at McMaster to help jump start a student chapter. Some 21 attended the meeting.

The annual Christmas meeting where past president are encouraged to attend was held Monday, December 1, 2008 which featured a Food & Wine Pairing at an exclusive Hamilton Restaurant – the Purple Pear. The featured Speaker was Suzy Podrebarac, Multi-Store Manager of the Colio Estate Winery [daughter of George Menzies] The Purple Pear is on Barton Street East in Hamilton — a fine dining establishment familiar to many local ASHRAE members, and formerly known as Martin’s Steak House, one of Canada’s original steak houses. Wines from Colio Estate Winery, Lake Erie North Shore’s award winning winery, were free flowing throughout the evening. The Purple Pear’s culinary team prepared a special menu to compliment the Colio wines. The cost was $50.00 per person all inclusive. Some 24 attended. Restaurant opened for only our ASHRAE party.

In supporting meetings away from the immediate Hamilton area, the January meeting was held at the Grand Valley Golf Club 1910 Roseville Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S3. The meeting was held Tuesday, January 13, 2009 with 31 in attendance. Topic was Selling Green 101 The HVAC Engineer as a Salesman. The Speaker was Joel Primeau, Director of Sustainable Design at Genivar and also an ASHRAE Region 2 Regional Vice-Chair Student Activities. Joel Primeau is Director of Sustainable Design for GENIVAR. Based in Ottawa, he leads the efforts of his firm in the design of high performance, sustainable buildings. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston and, after a brief career as an army engineer (in Winnipeg and Quebec City), he has worked for over 15 years in the HVAC industry in consulting, facilities management and technical sales. Joel is a Past-President of the Ottawa Valley ASHRAE Chapter.

Joel’s technical expertise has centered on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Recently, he gravitated to the world of sustainability, LEED and Integrated Building Design. Joel was among the very first engineers to obtain ASHRAE’s new High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) designation. He’s currently working on an ASHRAE short course on Integrated Building Design. Joel key point was that selling green building design is not an easy task. Owners, contractors, architects and engineers can come up with many objections to green designs.

The February meeting was again at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, on Hamilton Harbour Starting with a 5:00 pm – Social Hour the dinner meeting fees were: Chapter Members pay $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00. Some 17 members attended. The meeting was held Tuesday, February 10, 2009 with the topic Ontario Power Authority High Performance New Construction Program. Discussed was the Ontario Power Authority new building construction incentive program for builders and their design decision-maker (architect, consulting engineer,

etc.). The High Performance New Construction (HPNC) Program provides design assistance and significant financial incentives for new construction or additions, and major renovation projects that exceed Code. The greater the electricity savings, the greater the incentives. The Speaker was Ryan Shaw, BSc., MBA, Account Manager

HPNC Energy Advisor (Union Gas). Ryan graduated from St.Clair College in Windsor with a diploma in Mechanical

Engineering Technology and also one from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI with a BSc. in Engineering Technology. He followed that up with an MBA from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto. Ryan’s work history includes stints with Westport Innovations (in Vancouver) developing natural gas engines and power generators, Gates (in Windsor) as a process engineer and Chromalox (in Markham) as a Sales Manager for electric heating devices. He currently works for Union Gas delivering financial incentives for energy conservation.

Monday, March 2, 2009, a joint meeting was held with the Toronto chapter at the Holiday Inn Oakville Centre 590 Argus Road, Oakville, ON L6J 3J3. The meeting room was packed with 29 members from the Hamilton Chapter present. The topic was “Green Buildings, LEED and the ASHRAE Standard 189.1”

The topic “Green Buildings, LEED and the (Proposed) ASHRAE Standard 189.1” was presented by ASHRAE

Designated Lecturer Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D, P.E., LEED-AP, Faculty of Engineering, University of Georgia, an internationally recognized expert in the HVAC&R field. Thomas M. Lawrence is a Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has over 25 years of professional experience in engineering and environmentally related fields. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, he spent approximately 20 of those years in progressively more responsible engineering and management positions in industry and consulting. He will take over as Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8, “Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability”, in July of 2009 and is a member of the Special Project Committee 189 writing an ASHRAE standard on high-performance green buildings. Dr. Lawrence has previously presented papers on building energy usage and indoor air quality at conferences in the U.S. and Europe, and has published papers on sustainable design and energy usage in buildings in journals such as ASHRAE Journal, Solar Today, and Buildings and Environment. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Lawrence teaches or has taught courses in Building Environmental Control, Green Building Design, Industrial Green Building Design, and Industrial Ventilation.

The Chapter continued its policy for selling Gold Cards” at a cost of $150.00 for a package of 4 individual dinner meeting for members who plan on bringing guests from time to time.

On March 17th, 2009, a series of meetings with undergrads ,faculty and grad students was held at McMaster University in order to reestablish the ASHRAE Student Branch. Dr. Jim Cotton P.hD, P.Eng., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a regular attendee at the chapter meetings has been spearheading the campaign. Also assisting was the Dean of Engineering David S. Wilkinson, Dr Hamed Mechanical Eng. And the chair of Mechanical Eng Saeid Habibi. Terry Fowler, George Menzies and Brian White addressed about 100 undergrads and 120 faculty and grads in two concurrent meetings. Many students and grads asked about job opportunities and scholarships available through ASHRAE. By May, Dr. Cotton advised that September 2009 will be the target to get enough numbers to restart the student branch.

The April meeting consisted of a tour at McMaster University. Prior to the meeting, chapter members met at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Kelsey’s Restaurant 875 Main St. W. (at Longwood Rd. S.), Hamilton L8S 4P9 where Everyone paid for their dinner/drinks. At 7 PM, we car pooled to McMaster for a Tour of David Braley Athletics Centre. This is a LEED Building. Tour Organizer / Presenter was Tony Cupido, P. Eng. Assistant Vice-President, Facility Services McMaster University. Tony detailed that McMaster University is committed to energy conservation and responsible environmental management. As evidence of this commitment, the David Braley

Athletics Centre achieved LEED certification. The building is a 12,000 m2 student athletics and recreation centre. Facilities include a rock climbing wall, squash courts, sports hall, fitness centre, an indoor track (the only one in Hamilton) and a sports medicine and rehabilitation area. Because this project is both a recreational and an educational facility, occupant health and comfort were of paramount importance to the design team. As a result, particular care was taken with respect to indoor air quality, material selection and lighting. Tony also enlightened us about the less successful parts of the LEED design and subsequent modifications to some of the services.

The event will be a tour followed by a presentation. Tony noted that there was a thoughtful selection of construction and finishing materials to greatly reduce the ecological “footprint” of a building by reducing the resources and energy used to manufacture materials. Almost one-quarter of the materials used to construct the Braley Athletic Centre are from recycled sources. These materials include concrete containing SCMs, rebar, gypsum board, ceiling tiles, steel studs, concrete block, and insulation. Locally sourced and manufactured materials were given preference during building design. The use of these materials benefits the local economy and reduces the transportation impacts of construction. About 32% of the materials used to construct this building are from local sources. Examples include concrete, concrete block, gypsum board, and landscaping materials. In addition, he noted that many efforts were made to implement a “good neighbour” philosophy that minimized the impact of the project on the local community. Because building construction can pollute of lakes and streams far away from the immediate site, extensive measures were taken to reduce soil erosion during construction. In addition, a filtration system greatly reduces the total suspended solids and phosphorous that leaves the site during a rainstorm. He also stated that McMaster University has a comprehensive program to reduce car usage. The campus is a hub for the municipal transit system. Bike storage/racks and shower facilities are provided for building users and staff, and a campus wide car pool program is in place. To avoid contributing to the “heat island effect,” landscaping materials with high reflectivity are used at the Centre. These materials reflect the sun’s radiant heat and thus do not warm the urban atmosphere as do dark coloured materials such as asphalt. Light pollution is reduced through the use of full cut-off or shielded exterior light fixtures. Interior light fixtures are oriented to ensure that almost all the light falls within the Centre. For more information, contact Enermodal Engineering Limited LEED Consultant

In the April 2009 issue of ASHRAE Insights two ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter members – Audie Ditschun and

Chris McClelland were listed as approved for advancement to full Member grade from Associate grade. This promotes them to full voting members on Society issues, standards and research projects plus allows them to be voting members on a number of Society and Regional Committees.

The May 12th 2009 meeting was a tour of Sleeman Breweries tour 551 Clair Road W., Guelph, ON one of

the oldest craft breweries in Canada. The tour included an introduction to the facility, an overview of the brewing process, a review of the refrigeration system and the opportunity to sample Sleeman’s fine products and ask questions. Tour was led by Jamie Hickey, a refrigeration technician, who will explain Sleeman’s refrigeration and chiller systems as part of the tour. There was a $4.00 charge for the tour. Only 28 people were allowed on the tour. Reaz Usmanali made the arrangements for this special event. Prior to tour, the chapter met and had Dinner at Shoeless Joe’s Restaurant 5 Clair Road W., Guelph, ON N1L 0A6 Everyone paid for their own dinner/drinks

In May, a historical bio was done for Madok Manufacturing Limited, a long term supporter of the Hamilton Chapter. Bio stated the following: Irvin M. Bodine, P.Eng. joined ASRE [American Society of Refrigerating Engineers – the predecessor to ASHRAE) in 1948 and became the ninth president of the Ontario Chapter in 1956/57. ASHRAE was formed in 1959. In 1974, as a Vice-President of KeepRite Incorporated, Irvin arranged for his daughter-in-law to fabricate copper sub-assemblies for KeepRite. So, with one person working out of a garage, the enterprise which would become Madok had a very modest beginning. HVAC Business was “booming” in the mid 1970’s and, when a heating or cooling coil failed, delivery of a replacement from a major manufacturer could take several weeks.Irv. recognized that there was a market for “one-off” replacement coils with fast delivery. Madok Manufacturing Limited was incorporated, in April of1975, to fill this “niche”. Why “Madok”? Irvine formed the name using the first letters of the first names of family members Mary, Donna and Ken. Madok’s first manufacturing facility was a small leased building on Spalding Drive in Brantford. In 1986, Irv. resigned as President of Madok and his son, Ken Bodine, assumed this position. Irvine had started negotiations with Heresite Protective Coatings, Inc. to become the Heresite licensee for Eastern Canada. The agreement was completed and Madok purchased its present manufacturing facility at 50 Morrell Street in Brantford. Irv’s passing, later that same year, was a great loss. Extensive building renovations were necessary to accommodate the Heresite coating operation. Irv., as an engineer, had intended to do the design work himself. With his passing, Bob Morris, P.Eng. was hired, out of retirement, to design the necessary facilities. In October 1987, Madok held an “open house” to introduce the new Heresite coating area. At the same time, the Mayor of Brantford presented a street sign for a new street to be named “Bodine Drive”. Katy, Irv.’s widow, attended the ceremonies and proudly patted her large purse proclaiming that Irv. (she had nicknamed him “Herbie”) would be very pleased and proud. Irv.’s ashes were in her purse for the occasion. In early 1988, Ken Bodine, due to medical problems, hired Bob Morris as General Manager. In 1989 Ken and his wife, Donna, resigned and Bob was appointed President. During the next few years, Bob and his wife, Laura, purchased the majority of the outstanding Madok shares from various members of the Bodine family. In 1993, Irv.’s widow, Katy, passed away and the company redeemed the shares from her estate.

In 1994, Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng. was hired as General Manager. The following year, Allan purchased the remaining Bodine family shares from Mary Clarke (nee Bodine) and, one year later, Allan and his wife, Margot McCurry, purchased the company from Bob and Laura Morris. Allan retained Bob to assist in running the business and Bob is still assisting today, though he claims to be “part-time retired”. Incidentally, four Bodine family members remain employed by the company today. Bob Morris and Allan Antcliffe are long time ASHRAE members and both have been actively involved in Hamilton Chapter activities. Madok regularly “invests” in ASHRAE Research and, through Heresite Protective Coatings, has participated in numerous AHR Expo events. Since 1994, the company has expanded its product offering to include 5/8″ tube coils and the purchase of various pieces of production equipment has significantly improved operating efficiencies. Madok just recently obtained certification (a Canadian Registration Number or CRN) for its coil products in accordance with the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulation. And, with the January 2010 elimination of HCFC refrigerants (in new equipment), the introduction of 3/8″ tube coil products is being planned to handle the higher operating pressures of condenser coils using refrigerant R-410a. To accommodate future growth, Allan is also planning for an expansion of Madok’s manufacturing facility. So, from a modest beginning, Madok Manufacturing Limited has thrived and grown into a very successful business and a significant part of the Hamilton Chapter.

In Airways, an early announcement of our 50th Anniversary Meeting was included – Don’t forget that October 22nd, 2009 marks the 50th Anniversary of our ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter. Incoming Society President Gordon Holness, P.E. will join us for our celebration at a special event. Gordon will be presenting the presidential theme

“Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings – Our Greatest Opportunity for a Sustainable Future.”

As has been the pattern for the past 50 years, the June meeting is a golf outing. This year’s event was a scramble golf tournament held Wed, June 10, 2009 with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. sharp. The location was the Peninsula Lakes Golf Club, Fenwick, ON with a cost of $150.00 per person. Fee included: 9 holes on “quarry” course / 9 holes on “Hillside” course; one power cart per two golfers supper free access to driving range.

Again David Rasmussen (Social Chairman and Region 2 RVC Research Promotion) ran the Annual Golf Tournament held for the first time at Peninsula Lakes located in Fenwick, Ontario. 94 golfers played the course. The weather again co-operated with sunny skies and 23 deg C. For the first time ever, 3 ladies participated, leading to the first ever Longest Drive forLadies, this year won by Sarah Van Der Paelt from Union Gas. Jim Hickey won the Men’s Longest Drive.It was a scramble format, however 4 Drives from each player made it trickier. The Group Consisting of Allan Antcliffe, Terry Murison, Len Patterson, Allan Dunford won with a score of 5 under par. Phil Mahannah drove in from Quebec for the 16th straight year! Christine Kemp (Ottawa Valley Chapter President-Elect) and Chris Healey (Ottawa Valley Social Chairman) also drove in and played in the Tournament. George Menzies, chapter historian again headed up action at the “research promotion hole”. Some $425.00 was contributed by the golfers who failed to land on the par 3 green which was 194 yards from the tee. Seven golfers did make it on the first ball.The ribs at dinner were a genuine treat.

At the end of year- June 2009, the PAOE results were

REGION II
2008-2009 Presidential Award of Excellence

*Minimum and PAR points indicated are for 2009-2010.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Society Assigned Members

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 400
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

History Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 200

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 500

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

217

445

500

2140

335

520

1110

5050

14

Montreal

458

2700

4930

2270

250

820

1680

12650

15

Ottawa Valley

343

603

820

1850

610

780

940

5603

16

Toronto

958

890

3565

1650

460

730

2280

9575

37

Hamilton

211

730

610

945

335

600

1230

4450

100

Halifax

134

580

640

1275

235

360

455

3545

116

London

110

600

2844

1848

235

950

655

7132

117

NB/PEI

115

800

3393

2155

430

1105

2845

10728

141

Windsor

53

235

585

2000

0

0

0

2820

Our funding raising for research promotion in our region lead by our own David Rasmussen was $142,626, some 116% above goal. The chapter did not meet their $9000.00 goal, collecting $6,525.

The summer summit this year will be at the home of Terry Fowler. It was held Wednesday July 22nd from 2:00pm to 5:00pm followed by Dinner/Social 5:00pm to 6:30pm [salads, Wing-It, , BBQ, Tums, etc.] the location was: Fowler residence, 195 Stagecoach Drive, Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0. Those in attendance were host Terry Fowler, Mike Krewski, Bill McCartney; David Rasmussen with a new email dave@ventexinc.com; Brian White, and George Menzies. The program for 09-10 was set with various members “championing” a meeting.

The CRC is set for Windsor starting Friday August 21st, 2009 with Gail Menzies coming out of retirement to do the CRC Minutes. Wilfred Laman returns to CRC for one year as the ARC – Assistant Regional Chair

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Topic ASHRAE 101

Featured Speakers: Panel Format: Hamilton Chapter Board of Governors, Chairpersons

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHRAE) advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Membership in ASHRAE allows access to state-of-the-art HVAC&R technology and provides many opportunities to participate in the development of that technology. Please join us on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and learn more about ASHRAE membership and student membership, research opportunities and local projects, technical education and information and other professional and personal advantages of being part of ASHRAE. IMPORTANT – Please RSVP to Wilfred Laman, P. Eng.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 (Not the normal 2nd Tuesday) Special 50th Anniversary Meeting

Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings:Our Greatest Opportunity for a Sustainable Future

Featured Speaker Gordon Holness, P.E.Albert Kahn Associates / ASHRAE President

Gordon Holness, P.E., is Chairman Emeritus of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Architects and Engineers, in Detroit,

MI. He retired from the firm in 2001 having served for over 32 years including roles as Chief Mechanical Engineer, Treasurer, Board Member, President and CEO. He currently serves in a consulting capacity and as an expert witness for design and construction issues. He is a Professional Engineer, registered in 42 States and 5 Provinces. Gordon has over 50 years experience in design and construction, specifically in mechanical engineering and HVAC&R services for industrial, health care and institutional buildings in England, Canada and the United States. President Gordon joined ASHRAE in 1965 and is currently Society President, serving on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He is Chair of Members council and the Advocacy Committee and chairs the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability. He has won 12 Regional and National Awards for Technology and Energy Conservation. Gordon has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker in such areas as Improving Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Building Information Modeling, and Integrated Building Design.

November 2009: Solar Thermal Solutions: Wilfred Laman, P. Eng. will discuss different solar thermal technologies, system design, federal/provincial rebates along with a review of solar thermal applications. Wilfred Laman, P.Eng. is currently Vice-President Business Development & Engineering Glenbarra Renewable.

Wilfred started his career with Canadian Blower/Canada Pumps and later The Howden Fan Co. through 1995. He then represented Chicago Blower through Enviro-Tech HVAC Products until 2003 when he joined Quiet-Aire

Manufacturing as VP Sales and Engineering. In 2007, Wilfred entered the renewable energy world. He joined EnerWorks Inc. asRegional Sales & Project Manager, managing a number of notable solar thermal projects. All systems included packaged mechanical systems, tested and certified and totaling close to 400 collectors with an installed capacity of 1.5MW of Solar Thermal systems. He became North American Director Commercial, Industrial & Strategic Accounts, responsible for working throughout North America with Architects, Mechanical Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Project Partners and end users forthe integration and design of a solar thermal solution in several commercial andindustry verticals. Wilfred was later contracted to EnerWorks Inc.’s largest project partner in Ontario where he currently holds the position of Vice President Business Development & Engineering at Glenbarra Renewable Energy Solutions in Mississauga. He isresponsible for Sales, Engineering, Project and Construction Management for SolarThermal, Solar Photo Voltaic systems and complementing energy efficient building solutions. Wilfred discussed the latest improvements in solar technology.

Sunday, December 6, 2009 (not the normal 2nd Tuesday)

Special Event: Flamboro Downs: Past Presidents & Ladies Night”A Night at the Races” Fun night for all.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance 2009 (LEED Canada EB:O&M)

LEED® is North America’s most widely recognized green building rating system in the design and construction industry. While LEED® for New Construction and MajorRenovations has been in the Canadian marketplace since 2004, existing buildings have had limited opportunity to quantify building improvements relating to sustainability. LEED Canada EB:O&M encourages owners and operators of existing buildings to implement sustainable operations and maintenance practices and to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings over their functional life cycles. This presentation will provide an overview of the LEED EBOM rating system and its impact on the HVAC & R industry.

Feature Speaker Jeremy Carkner, P.Eng., LEED® AP Principal, Project Manager, Buildings and Facilities Division, Morrison Hershfield Limited

Jeremy Carkner is a Green Buildings Specialist in the Burlington office of Morrison Hershfield Limited, with over 10 years of professional experience in sustainable building design and the building envelope.

Please RSVP to Terry Fowler, P.Eng., LEED® AP as we must advise the golf club as to the number of “meals” required.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Will Systems Commissioning Improve the Contractor’s Ability to Perform Well?

The presentation discussed the aspects of systems commissioning that are intended to improve and enhance contractor performance for the benefit of the contractor and the construction manager. These benefits accrue to not only the construction manager but all participants in the construction process.

Feature Speaker David Underwood, P.Eng. Founder & former President (Retired in 2008) Isotherm Engineering Ltd. ASHRAE Life Member and soon to be Society President 2015-2016

David Underwood, P. Eng. is the Founder and former President of Isotherm Engineering Ltd. David has extensive sales, design, contracting and commissioning experience in the HVAC&R field through Isotherm Engineering and earlier employers such as Stannair Conditioning and Trane Company. He has been very actively involved with ASHRAE both at the Society level (Technical Committees, Handbook Committees, etc.) and with the Toronto Chapter. Talk covered the need to do commissioning with examples of items uncovered.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Topic “3–Degrees”

A one hour presentation on our changing climate. Testimonial comments include “Your seminar was excellent. An eye opening look at what is really happening to the planet.”

Feature Speaker Lee Norton, P.Eng. Local Presenter for The Climate Project Canada

Lee Norton, P.Eng., is certified as the local presenter for The Climate Project Canada. Lee is a professional engineer specializing in mechanical services for commercial buildings and a writer and editorial advisor for Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. He makes presentations across Ontario, discussing how individuals in their homes, businesses and communities can take the actions necessary to reduce their environmental impact and urge others to action.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Topic Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology and Its Application in Buildings

Feature Speaker Dermot McMorrow P.Eng. Development Engineer – VRF & ERV Technologies Mitsubishi Electric Canada

Dermot McMorrow, M.Sc., P.Eng., is a Development Engineer – VRF & ERV Technologies at Mitsubishi Electric Canada. He is a member of ASHRAE as well as CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers).

Dermot has 15 years of professional experience in building services engineering.Other areas of interest/research include performance simulation and validation of variable speed cooling systems and displacement ventilation and its application in green buildings in northern climates.

IMPORTANT Please RSVP to Terry Fowler, P.Eng., LEED® AP

Tuesday, May 11, 2010:Tour Enermodal Engineering’s New Platimum LEED Certified Offices

It stands to reason that, when building a new headquarters in Kitchener, Enermodal Engineering would pull out all the stops in an effort to make their building as green as feasible. One would not expect less from the company that has carved out a niche for itself as Canada’s premier Green consulting engineering firm. After all, Enermodal

has been involved in 85% of the LEED Canada certifications buildings registered under LEED in Ontario or 45% of all LEED Canada certifications. Come and tour the Platinum LEED Certified result.

IMPORTANT: SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE

Hosts/Tour Leaders: John Kokko, P. Eng., LEED AP, Vice President Richard Lay, P. Eng., Senior Mechanical Engineer

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 June Golf Tournament: At Peninsula Lakes Golf Club Fenwick, ON Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Sharp Followed by socializing, supper and prizes. Dave Rasmussen organized the event

Summer Summit and CRC filled in the summer activies.

Sept 2010 was the beginning of 52nd Year operating as the Hamilton Chapter. The first meeting of the year was held in September at McMaster University in the Great Hall of the University Club at 5:30 pm for Dinner and 7:00 pm for the Feature Speaker. Cost was: Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 • Meal Plan Not Applicable. Date was Tuesday, September 21, 2010 with the topic Feasibility Studies for Buildings. The Featured Speaker was Ben Oliver a 4th Year Mechanical Engineering & Management Student at McMaster University. Ben then gave a presentation on the application process for the ASHRAE scholarship and will provide an overview of the projects he worked on during the past 3 summers. 21 students attended the meeting. This presentation was planned in tandem with the official launch of the McMaster Student ASHRAE Chapter the first ever McMaster Student ASHRAE Chapter — the future of ASHRAE

The second meeting of the new season was held back at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club [RHYC]. The date was shifted to Wednesday, October 20, 2010. The topic was Refrigeration Evaporator & System Design. The Featured Speaker was Dan Yaksich, Sales Engineer RefPlus Inc.

Our November 9th 2010 meeting was held at the Grand Valley Golf Club in Cambridge. The speaker was Mr Hugh Crowther of McQuay International who spoke speak on “Future HVAC Technlogies” that evening. Hugh Crowther is Senior Vice President – Training and Advance Applications for McQuay International, Hugh gave a very informative and detailed presentation on where he sees the HVAC industry trending in the next 5-7 years. President Mike Krewski said that he will be inviting Hugh back in a couple of years to see how his predictions have turned.

December 2010

Past Presidents & Ladies Night was held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the Hamilton airport. This Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the aircraft used by Canadians or Canada’s Military from the beginning of WWII up to the present. The Museum Tour started at 4 pm with dinner at 5:30 pm. The theme of the meeting is” Ladies” and “Past Presidents” night. Many Chapter Past Presidents showed up and a picture of presidents representing 7 decades was taken, David Rasmussen was the organizer and host for the evening.

The January 2011 meeting was a follow-up with the McMaster engineering students many of which attended the Sept 2010 meeting. It was held Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Kelsey’s Restaurant which was walking distance from Mac. The topic was Net-Zero Energy Building Design – a design for a new building at Mac. The featured speakers were a number of students involved on a design project. The McMaster University ASHRAE Student Chapter and Hamilton ASHRAE Chapter are combining their talents to design a Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) on the McMaster’s campus. The building design will be incorporated into the Mechanical Engineering Department’s final year project. The presentation was followed by a lengthy discussion to identify areas where our chapter members can support the student members on this undertaking. John Molnar made all the arrangements. The restaurant inflated their meal cost with unexpected extras hence chapter lost a bundle! We will find a better place to meet.

The February meeting was at the RHYC Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The topic was Air-To-Air Energy Recovery. The Featured Speaker was Klas Haglid, P.E., R.A. who discussed Building Performance Equipment.. Klas has served as Chairman of two ASHRAE Technical Committees – 5.5 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery and 7.8 Owning and Operating Costs. As an active ASHRAE

The March Chapter meeting was held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at our usual location, the RHYC. The topic was Digital Capacity Modulation from Emerson. The speaker covered the new Emerson Digital compressor technology and electronic control valves which are transforming the way the industry is improving human comfort, safeguarding food and protecting the environment. It also covered Emerson’s Digital Capacity Modulation Solution and how digital compressor technology can simplify system architecture and provide capacity modulation from 10 to 100%.” The Speaker was Andre Patenaude, C.E.T., Director of Marketing Emerson Climate Technologies. Andre Patenaude joined the Flow Controls (formerly Alco) division of Emerson in 1984 as a mechanical engineering technologist. George Menzies gave an update regarding the ASHRAE Winter Meeting/Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The April 2011 meeting was a joint meeting with the Toronto Chapter Monday, April 4, 2011 at Otello’s Banquet & Conference Centre 2273 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville, ON. Hamilton Chapter held their Board meeting prior to the dinner. The topic was HVAC Healthcare Design. The technical presentation addressed the fundamentals and basic knowledge of cleanrooms and HVAC systems design. The Featured Speaker was Wei Sun, P.E. Principal & Director of Engineering, Engsysco, Inc.

Again this year on April 21, 2011 a Webcast was available for ASHRAE members. It was a a free webcast sponsored by ASHRAE and covered “Ground Source Heat PumpSystems—Putting the Earth To Work for You”. Some 11,000 worldwide watched the broadcast

The Tuesday, May 10, 2011 meeting was once again in the Waterloo area at the Grand Valley Golf Club. The topic was Modeling for Grants with two speakers from Enermodal Engineering: Renee Baker & Antoni Paleshi. Renee Baker has a Diploma in Architectural Technology from Mohawk College in Hamilton and has worked within Enermodal’s energy modeling group since 2006. She has used EE4 and eQUEST to analyse energy performance for approximately 50 buildings and is among Enermodal’s most experienced energy analysts. Paleshi has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Antoni specializes in the simulation and evaluation of building energy conservation measures and has also provided analysis of building durability and environmental life-cycle impacts for a variety of building types. Prior to the dinner there was a technical session presented by Rick Lawlor and Raoul Gautreau, from the CGC Group. They discussed high-efficiency hybrid heat pumps.

June 2011: The next event in the year was on annual golf day. It returned to Niagara Falls to the Legends On The Niagara. However, our usual 2nd Wednesday date had a conflict so the Tournament was moved to the 3rd Wednesday of June (June 15th,2011), which turned out to be a blessing – we didn’t conflict with the London or Toronto Golf Tournaments that were played in the 2nd week in June. And again we had an unbelievable streak of 20/21 years where it was sunny and hot. Again David Rasmussen ran the tournament and it gets more efficient every year. The day June 15th, 2011 was a record 29C and we had a record 120 Golfers so the date selected proved to be ideal. Again a Scramble format was used implementing a 4 drive per person requirement to keep the game challenging. The foursome consisting of Sergio Pinto, Doug Bastell, Steven Sheppard, Carlos Raposo won with a score of 8 under Par. The Ladies Longest Drive was won by Christie Martin, the Men’s Longest Drive was won by Chapter Member Nathan Martin (No relation to Christie Martin). Many expressed a need to leave ASAP due to Game #7 between Boston and Vancouver in hockey. Prizes and Supper were completed in record time and all departed by 7:45pm – the earliest ever!!!. A first ever “Leaderboard” was run by George Menzies rather than have a research hole, and it proved successful.

The year ends with the chapter collecting a record $9250 contributed to research promotion, the best in 5 years. We had 88 chapter members vs. 82 the previous year. Society membership was up by 5 to 222 on July 1st, 2011. Area assigned membership was 217 on July 2010 and 219 in July 2009. Our DRC Guy Perreault from Quebec City resigned late in June just before the Society Annual Meeting and was replaced with Isabella Lavoie, a member of the Montreal chapter and current Chair of the Society Membership Promotion Committee – an excellent choice.

The Society Board of Directors approved the new Student Branch at McMaster this June and the charter is dated July 14th, 2011. Dr. Cotton is the branch advisor.

The summer summit was held at Mike Krewski’s home in Waterloo July 20, 2011. Several positions still needed to be filled. Mike is returning for his second term and will have the challenge to match his successes this past year. Four chapter members will be attending the CRC in Quebec City in late August. Mike is the Chapter Delegate with Reaz Usmanali as Chapter Alternate. With monthly chapter meetings now being moved around within the chapter assigned area, the executive decided to drop the meal plan. Other costs were left as is.

2011-2012 ASHRAE Year

The first chapter meeting of the new year was held Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at McMaster University, home of our student branch. The featured speaker was Neil Rampersad, P.Eng., of Siemens Canada an Account Executive for Building Automation at Siemens Building Technologies. He discussed the Smart Grid & Facilities of the Future. The topic covered the convergence over the past few years of Mechanical, IT and Electrical Consultants; What does it all mean? Where are we headed? Why do Mechanical Engineers need to become well versed in IT of all things? He commented that IT has revolutionized the consumer products industry and it has already started to change the Facilities and Mechanical landscape with BACnet and other integration protocols.

The evening included a presentation of the 2nd half of the ASHRAE Reuben Trane Scholorship won by Ben Oliver, a McMaster Mechanical Engineering student.

In the Sept Airways, our Social chair David Rasmussen submitted a picture of the Leaderboard at the used at the June golf tournament which was continuously updated by George Menzies. It was very accurate and gave players a chance to see where they stood in relation to the rest of the groups. Congratulations to Sergio Pinto’s 4some – coming in at minus 8!

The Chapter Executive at the beginning of the Sept 2011 new year consisted of President Mike Krewski

President–Elect Reaz Usmanali; Research Chair David Rasmussen, C.E.T.Treasurer Iain Hill, LEED AP Secretary John Freeman, EIT, LEED AP Membership Chair John Molnar, B.Eng., LEED AP Student Activities Chair Vacant Mike Krewski (acting chair) Historian George Menzies, Social Chair David Rasmussen and also Reg 2 RP Vice-Chair, C.E.T. C.T.T.C. / T.E.G.A. Chair Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP; C.T.T.C. /Programs/Refrigeration Chair John Molnar, B.Eng., Board of Governors: David Hills; Wilf Laman; and Wm. McCartney who was also Chair of the Society’s Handbook committee. George Menzies also had a Society job as Chair of the Society historical Committee. Homepage & Airways Editor Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng. Board of Governors W.Laman

The October meeting was held October 18th, 2011 at the Grand Valley Golf Club 1910 Roseville Road, Cambridge, ON. The topic was Energy Recovery Design, Specification & AHRI 1060. The speaker Nathan Martin of O’Dell Associates based his talk on the following questions: With growing demand for increased efficiency in ventilation air delivery, energy recovery devices are becoming a standard component of a building’s overall HVACsystem. But how should these devices be designed and specified to ensure the building will operate as intended? What are OACF and EATR and why are they important to the owner, engineer and contractor? When is it necessary to use heat recovery cores over a more efficient energy recovery wheel? Nathan asked the questions and covered many other concepts in regards to energy recovery design & specification, including a detailed overview of AHRI 1060.

Nathan graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2001 with a B.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Eng. He was enrolled in the co-operative education program where he gained experience in the building industry working at both CFMS (a commissioning agent) and Stantec Consulting. Upon graduation, Nathan returned to the buildings division at Stantec, where he worked as a consulting engineer in both the Kitchener and Hamilton offices. He is a member of the Chapter as well.

Chapter Historian submitted an obit for a former Hamilton Chapter Member. Duncan Worthington who passed away recently. He was a member of the ASHRAE chapter for many years in the 60s and 70s died on May 12, 2011, in his 81st year.

The November meeting was held Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Black Bull Restaurant on Guelph Line in Burlington, ON. The speaker was Dr. James (Jim) Cotton, P.Eng., Associate Professor Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University. Dr. Jim Cotton is a leading expert in the emerging field of thermal energy recovery, storage and electrohydrodynamics. His research focuses on developing, modeling and experimentally validating devices to advance efficient thermal management solutions and combined heat and power systems, which include vehicle and commercial /industrial applications. Jim is also the Student Advisor for the newly created McMaster Student ASHRAE Chapter. He covered the topic:Waste Heat Recovery from Pizza Restaurants.

December 2011; The annual December / Christmas Event Past President / Ladies’ Night was held Thursday December 8th, 2011 and involved a murder mystery. It was held at the Trocadero Restaurant, Barton St. E., in Hamilton, at a cost of $50 per person. The theme was that you were cordially invited to “Big Al’s Birthday Party”. It would be a crime if it wasn’t well organized! You met “Torchy”, “Lightfingers”, “Einstein” and “The Fixer”. If all went as planned, everyone would have a great time. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned! Someone may get murdered! Perhaps Chapter President Mike Krewski – what would his newlywed wife, Liz, say? What if it’s organizer David Rasmussen – who would run the Golf Tournament in June? Please don’t let it be Trocadero owner, Lois Pantalone! We have to eat that night and it would be a crime to miss a meal!

The Airways also contained a Historical Bio on a company called Engineered Air which was submitted by Historian George Menzies: Engineered Air was formed in 1966. Sales in the first year were over $90,000. Their goal was to custom design and manufacture as well as use innovative marketing programs which proved to be highly successful – sales quickly grew to $6,000,000 by 1976.Today the company continues to gain respect as one of Canada’s top custom HVAC equipment manufacturers. Engineered Air continues to forge ahead with this customized manufacturing approach while many other manufacturers opt for standardization. This policy resulted in expanding sales and the need for the addition of more design and manufacturing capacity. The development of new products along with acquisitions fueled their continued success with sales increasing by 600% to $36,000,000 by 1986. By the 90’s the company expanded their market horizons through the purchase of “AIRTEX Radiant Systems” and “QDT Heat Pipe”. The addition of these innovative products, combined with the opening of a Desoto, Kansas manufacturing plant and an United States head office, resulted in a yearly sales approaching $200,000,000. Engineered Air did not consider this position a plateau, but rather in keeping with their corporate goals, they viewed this as a ridge leading on to the twenty first century. Today, the company has sold more than two billion dollars of custom HVAC equipment and is aggressively expanding in the HVAC market place. At present, the company employs over 65 graduate Engineers and 105 Technicians with a total work force that exceeds 1,300. It has always been Don Taylor, the CEO’s, goal to employ people not machines. In keeping with this strategy, plant expansions will add to these employment totals while adding to the overall ability to increase the investment in the company. Engineered Air operates manufacturing plants in Edmonton, AB, in Newmarket, ON, 3 in Desoto, Kansas, the USA head office, and 4 in Calgary, AB, the Canadian head office. They have 14 sales offices in the United States and 12 sales offices in Canada. They are supported by factory trained technicians to ensure that their products meet a client’s expectations. Engineered Air supports and contributes to most of the Region 2 chapters, ASHRAE research programs, ASHRAE membership activities as well as technical schools and universities throughout North America.

The January meeting was held Tuesday January 10th, 2012 at Kelsey’s Restaurant 875 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON at 5:30 pm – Social Hour / Cash Bar 6:00 pm – Table Top Demonstration & Buffet Dinner 7:15 – Feature Speakers cost was Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00. The topic was an update on the proposed McMaster Net-Zero Energy Building. Several of the McMaster Mechanical Engineering Students have been sharing their ideas with our chapter members on designing their future engineering building on campus. Their intent is to create a Net Zero Energy Building that will encourage and inspire future engineer students while creating a green atmosphere to learn. They presented to our chapter as well as seeking out suggestions from industry experience on how to better improve their design. The first presentation on the proposed Engineering Centre for Experiential Learning (ExCEL) will discuss the goals of the project, the new design process that is used to achieve them and the host of technologies that will be integrated to make a netzero energy building. To expand on a key component that will be vital into the ExCEL project, the final year capstone team will present on the solar PV array that will be integrated into the roof and the ways to optimize electrical energy generation of the building foot print while meeting other goals such as safety, cost, sustainability and space utilization. The presenters were: Kelton Friedrich is a recent McMaster M.A.S. graduate, currently working as a Sustainability Energy Analyst, planning for a career in applying sustainability concepts. Robert Cuthbert is finishing his final year in the design stream of mechanical engineering and would like to work in the aviation industry. Kai Nieminen is also a 4th year mechanical engineering student who will be designing municipal, residential and industrial piping systems after graduation. Felix Pan will be finishing his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in April 2012. Focusing in the design stream, he aspires to start a career in sustainable design and Innovative technologies.

The February 7th Meeting was again held at Kelsey’s Restaurant 875 Main Street West, cost was: Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00. The topic for the February meeting was geothermal HVAC technology. The presentation covered an overview of geothermal technology and how it works,

proper design, installation and commissioning practices and critical aspects of CSA448, the Canadian geothermal code. The speaker was Matthew Irvine, P.Eng., Product Manager Eden Energy Equipment Limited. Matthew Irvine graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is active within the PEO Grand River Chapter. He received his Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) Accredited Installer and Accredited Residential Designer designations in 2007. Matthew is actively involved in two HRAI Chapters and is an HRAI Certificate Holder for Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain Calculations as well as Residentail Hydronics Design. Matthew has spent the last 8 years in the geothermal industry in technical and sales roles for both ClimateMaster and WaterFurnace distributors. He has provided CGC recognized geothermal training since 2007 when the CGC Global Quality GeoExchange™ Program® was first rolled out. In order to ensure C448 compliance, Matthew has directed, overseen and signed off on the first five CGC accredited geothermal systems installed by dozens of new geothermal contractors. He has conducted seminar-format geothermal training sessions to educate mechanical contractors, building officials, homeowners as well as college and university students. He has also increased geothermal public awareness by hosting information nights, speaking at trade shows and appearing on radio talk shows.

The Newsletter contained an interesting article on A Collection of Facts of Interest Regarding the History of the Development of Photovoltaic Panels.

The March 2012 Chapter Meeting was held Wed March 14th, 2012, at the Kitchener Holiday Inn 30 Fairway Road, Kitchener, Ontario 7:30 to 8:00 am – Registration 8:00 to 8:30 am – Breakfast 8:30 to 8:40 am – Welcoming Remarks; 8:40 to 10:00 am – Presentations/Questions. The topic was “High Performance New Construction”. Background: The high performance new construction program rewards builders and their project decisions-makers with incentives for offsetting the cost of energy-efficient measures, achieving lower long-term operating costs, greatly improved marketability and enhanced occupant comfort. By designing and building new buildings with more energy efficient equipment for lighting, space cooling and ventilation, your building will cost less to operate, have lower environmental impacts and be a comfortable place in which to live, work or play. The seminar was sponsored by: Cambridge North Dumfries Hydro; Kitchener Wilmot Hydro; Waterloo North Hydro in conjuction with: Hamilton ASHRAE Chapter; Union Gas; Enbridge Gas Distribution.

The April 2012 Meeting was a joint meeting with the Toronto ASHRAE Chapter. It was held Monday April 2nd, and was an update on ASHRAE Standard 62.1. ASHRAE 62.1 has fundamentally changed from the version of 62 that was the basis for many building codes. As the new version works its way into the codes, there are also many associated requirements in addition to the ventilation rates. ASHRAE Standard 62.1 is under continuous maintenance. That means that every 18 months, there are changes published to the standard. This presentation provides an overview of the standard with emphasis on the most recent changes.

The speaker is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Mr.Hoy Bohanon, PE, LEED AP Director Carolinas, Working Buildings, LLC. WorkingBuildings is a professional services firm whose primary service offering is commissioning for high performance buildings. Mr. Bohanon began his engineering career as a research and design engineer, and then gained experience as a project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. He has a master’s degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

The May Chapter meeting was held May 8th, 2012 at the Grand Valley Golf Club, 1910 Roseville Road, Cambridge, Ontario at 5:30 pm – Social Hour / Cash Bar; 6:00 pm – Buffet Dinner – followed by the featured Speaker Cost was: Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00

The topic was “Eliminating HVAC Operational Waste Using Proof in Modeling Ensure Savings, Safety and Satisfaction”. This presentation described some of the challenges that healthcare facilities face and showed why critical spaces are costly to operate. Covered were various applications and the many innovative technologies that are available to help provide proper airflow control. Examples of hospitals that have implemented innovative technology designs were presented, with emphasis on the HVAC system design and the calculated or measured system performance. It was stated that Healthcare Facilities consume 250% more energy than a typical commercial building and 60-70% of that energy comes from HVAC demand. As we look to the future we anticipate more and more spaces requiring pressurization, higher air change rates, or 100% outdoor exhaust. Constant volume systems can maintain constant airflow from functional aspect, but they unnecessarily consume large amounts of energy and add to operational costs. The presentation included an overview of the current CSA Z317.2-10 requirements, ASHRAE 170 and USP797 guidelines. The guidelines state that air change rates (ACH) may be reduced during unoccupied periods for energy savings. Engineers and facility managers have been reluctant to turndown critical care areas of a hospital due to life safety, infection control and health issues. Codes require pressurization to be maintained during any setback or turndown of airflow. The speaker introduced an “Optimizer” a HVAC airflow modeling software (free download) that will show owners, architects, facility managers and engineers how to calculate HVAC ventilation operational costs. Detailed payback and financial analysis showed the areas in which to improve energy efficiency reduce waste and improve Life Cycle Costing so that one may obtain buy-in from your design teams and hospital executives. This presentation described some of the challenges that healthcare facilities face and showed why critical spaces are costly to operate. Covered were the various applications and the innovative technologies that are available to help provide proper airflow control. Examples of hospitals that have implemented innovative technology designs were presented, with emphasis on the HVAC system design and the calculated or measured system performance. The speaker was Don Macdonald Canadian Regional Manager, Phoenix Controls. Don has more than 34 years experience in the HVAC industry. He is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto and specialized in control systems technology. He was with Johnson Controls for 16 years before joining Phoenix Controls Corporation where he has been Regional manager for Canada and parts of the USA since 1993. He is responsible for sales and marketing activities throughout Canada. Don has been involved with many different laboratory, vivarium, bio-containment, pharmaceutical and healthcare projects across North America and his experiences provides valuable insight into design standards, customer needs and the unique requirements necessary for these complex applications. Don is a member of ASHRAE, Canadian Hospital Engineering Society, Public Private Partnership Council, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and the Canadian Professional Sales Association.

Obit for Don Harper a Charter Member of Chapter was included in Airways.

HARPER, Donald Stuart (P.Eng.) Peacefully with his family by his side at Extendicare Hamilton on Friday,

April 13, 2012, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Joan. Loved father of Doug (Sandra), James

(Mary), Keith (Mary-Anne). Predeceased by his daughter Donna (Kevin Hrozjak). Loved grandpa of

Shawn, Nicole, Steven, Danielle, Kendall, Jason, Rachel, Shane. Dear brother of Bernice Harper. Don

was a member of Club 60, a member of Stoney Creek United Church, an avid golfer, a retired Mechanical

Engineer with Trane Canada, who worked on many HVAC systems in Southern Ontario, and a founding

member of the ASHRAE chapter in Hamilton. Friends and Family will be received at the DONALD V.

BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Ave. Drive, Stoney Creek on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where

funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In

Don’s memory, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Potter, Marilyn, Tina, Bren and all the staff at Extendicare (Dundurn Wing) for

their care and support over the last five years. Know that we greatly appreciate all of your hard work and

for providing us with a peace of mind knowing that our Dad was cared for in a safe and loving

environment.

May 2012: Notice from ASHRAE Atlanta: Enermodal Engineering Receives ASHRAE Award for Innovative Office Design. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Enermodal aimed high during the design of their new, 2,150 m2 office. The goal was to create a healthy work environment for its employees in a building that uses less energy than any other office in the country. Named A Grander View, this headquarters is a model of sustainability, and is the first triple LEED Canada Platinum office, with certifications.

May announcement: Hamilton Chapter winner –John Molnar: Region II Supports YEA Leadership Weekend in San Diego. Thanks to Region II, John was sponsored to attend the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) leadership weekend. It was a 3-day conference bringing together 30 young ASHRAE members from across Canada and the USA to promote leadership in the next generation of ASHRAE members. During the first day, it was discussed how to develop, reach out, and increase YEA members (ASHRAE members 35 years old and under). Activities that other chapters are holding ranged from dodgeball tournaments, mentorship programs, to after work mixers. With the average age of ASHRAE members increasing, we need to find ways to not only encourage young members to join, but also find ways to engage these new young members to participate in Chapter and Society level activities. The next two days involved a workshop led by a fellow Canadian named Ralph Kison, an entrepreneur and business/life coach. His session focused on understanding who we are and what our individual personalities are, as well as to use that understanding to better market ourselves, our businesses, and ASHRAE. John personally found the weekend quite enlightening and gave him some more tools to better support me in my own role in my business. It also helped John to understand why certain people are the way there are and how to better interact with them for overall success. YEA activities are something that the Hamilton chapter will be focusing on in the coming 2012-13 ASHRAE year. If you are reading this and you are a senior manager in your business, please encourage your young employees to join and PARTICIPATE in ASHRAE. ASHRAE is a volunteer driven organization and the Hamilton Chapter is looking for our next generation of leaders. The time that your young employees put into this volunteering will definitely pay back into their personal development and into your business as well.

In June, ASHRAE held its 2012 Annual Conference June 23–27, San Antonio, TX. Several Hamilton Chapter Members attended: John Molnar; Wilf Laman; George Menzies and Dr Cotton. The 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference focused on everything from the basics of HVAC maintenance to integrated building design.

As members work together to shape tomorrow’s built environment, the influences of San Antonio’s past—Old Mexico, the Wild West and the Deep South—serve as a reminder of the Society’s significant role in the city’s hot and dusty past, as well as the Society’s position as part of a future of sustainability. It was hot every day with temps > 103 deg F with humidity levels around 50% [humidex > 45]

Also in June was our annual golf day. The Hamilton ASHRAE Chapter held its annual Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 20th at Legends on the Niagara – Ushers Creek Course. It was a shot-gun start at 1:00 p.m. This was Dave Rasmussen’s 23rd year organizing our annual golf day. Two records were set. First was a 121 person turn-out, the Second was for heat as it hit 34C and factoring in the humidex factor it was over 40C. Also very windy which helped a bit. Again NO rain at all making it 22/23 years with no rain. Again a Scramble format was used implementing a 3 Drive per person requirement to keep the game challenging (It was reduced to 3 drives due to the heat). The Toronto foursome consisting of David Benedetti, Larith Perera, Paul Lasagna and Kevin Crosgrey won with a score of 6 under Par. The Ladies Longest Drive was won by Christine Kemp who drove in from Ottawa. Christine was President of Ottawa Chapter last year. (Unfortunately Christine was the only lady entered in the tournament) and had to answer a skill testing question. We all laughed as the question was “What colour is an Orange?”, the Men’s Longest Drive was won by Guest Rob Wyatt (Guest of David Hills, Chapter Member and Chapter Past President) His drive was calculated at 326 yards. We had 56 guests that had never before played in our Tournament. Again gift cards were won by all. Before Supper a moment silence was held for Don Harper (Charter Member) Chapter President in 1962.

The results of the PAOE follow: One of our most successful years lead by President Mike Krewski.

REGION II
2011-2012 Presidential Award of Excellence

*Minimum and PAR points indicated are for 2011-2012.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Chapter Members

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 500
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

Historical Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 300

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 600

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

232

800

1605

2078

325

1890

1150

7848

14

Montreal

510

1035

1855

2332

475

2420

2025

10142

15

Ottawa Valley

382

1770

1225

2161

350

1305

2275

9086

16

Toronto

1047

2050

2385

1663

500

2495

1875

10968

037

Hamilton

222

1550

595

1754

450

930

875

6154

100

Halifax

157

2375

732

1655

325

1455

900

7442

116

London

115

1755

1190

2624

325

1710

875

8479

117

NB/PEI

144

2045

1524

1778

600

1870

975

8792

141

Windsor

48

1175

1450

3775

50

495

575

7520

2012-2013

July 10th, 2012: The year started off with a summer summit at Iain Hill’s residence in Burlington. Reaz Usmanali, Incoming Chapter President will be the Chapter Alternate at the Ottawa CRC Aug 24th to Aug 26th, 2012 with George Menzies filling in for Iain Hill as the Chapter Alternate. The location of the CRC was at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive in Ottawa, ON, in the River Building. Darryl Boyce arranged for accommodations on campus with $100/nite for two including breakfast. The accommodations were extremely disappointing. However, the business sessions were in an upscale boardroom with all the latest AV equipment. The Toronto chapter promised better arrangements for Aug. 2013 with the CRC at the Royal York.

The Society Executive for 2012-13 was President Thomas “Tom” Watson, P.E., Fellow Life Member Daikin McQuay Staunton, Va.; President elect William “Bill” P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pa. Treasurer Thomas “Tom” H. Phoenix, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Vice President Constantinos A. Balaras, Ph.D., P.E. Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development National Observatory of Athens Greece Vice President Daniel C. Pettway  Hobbs and Associates Norfolk, Va who would be at the 2013 CRC in Toronto; Vice President Thomas E. Werkema Arkema Inc. Knoxville, Our Hamilton Chapter Executive started out in Sept as President Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP; Research Chair Mike Krewski; Treasurer Iain Hill, LEED AP; Secretary Neil Rampersad, P.Eng.; C.T.T.C. /Programs Chair John Molnar, B.Eng., LEED AP; Student Activities Chair Mark Long; Historian George Menzies.

In our Newsletter, “Airways’ Business Card Advertising cost was $85.00 per card ($170.00 for a double sized ad) and runs the balance of the year (until the June 2013 issue).

In our opening Newsletter, President’s Reaz summarized our latest chapter position. “As we come to the end of summer 2012 I would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported the Hamilton Chapter in the past years and ask that you continue to support the chapter in the upcoming years. As you know, ASHRAE is a grass roots organization and your continued support is vital to the survival of the local chapter and the society at large. One of the key ways you can show your support and also get a glimpse of new and upcoming technologies and standards is by attending the monthly chapter meetings – typically held in the evenings on the second Tuesday of every month starting in September and running until July. Within a week or so, a new Hamilton ASHRAE Chapter year of dinner meetings and tours will commence. The first meeting of the year is on September 11th and will be in conjunction with our vibrant Student Chapter at McMaster University. The cover page of this month’s Airways provides the details of the meeting. Please take this opportunity to come out and meet with the future designers in our HVAC industry. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our present board members who attended the Region II Chapter Regional Conference this year in Ottawa. I hope it was a good learning experience for everyone and I would like to invite all our membership to attend the upcoming CRC to be held in Toronto on the last weekend before the Labour Day long weekend in 2013.

Lastly I would like to make a special appeal to our membership to contact myself with regards to openings in our executive committee if you have some time to spend on Tuesday evenings once a month in support of our chapter. We are looking for new members to participate in the various committees within the chapter and also to bring new and refreshing ideas to the table. Feel free to contact me. Feel free to also speak with any of the existing committee members. As you know we are all volunteers on the executive and we do encourage everyone to consider volunteering their time to further the efforts of the industry we are all part of. I am looking forward to an increase in attendance and participation at all meetings in the upcoming year. Best Regards, Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP, President 12/13”

Sept 2012 The first technical meeting of the year was held at out Student Branch, McMaster University at the McMaster University Faculty Club. At 5:00 pm, there was interfacing with the students followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. Cost was Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students $15.00

The featured speaker was Darren A. Cooper, P.Eng. President, Renteknik Group. He is A licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario with20 years of structural and civil engineering, renewable technologies and construction experience. He is a founding Partner and President of Renteknik Group specializing in renewable technology development and energy and environmental consulting. Prior to that, Darren was a founder and former 34rcrPresident and CEO of Glenbarra Energy Management Corp. (GEMCO) and its subsidiaries, specializing in solar thermal, solar cooling and solar photovoltaic design, installation, solar engineering and renewable product distribution. His topic was Chiller/Refrigerated System Analysis and Equipment Replacement Incentive Initiative (ERII) Programs. He spoke of recommissioning of chiller and refrigerated systems which can result in energy savings of 15%–40% on the refrigeration systems. In the next Newsletter, Pres Reaz summarized the following: Our first meeting of the new ASHRAE year was on September 11, 2012 at the Faculty Club at McMaster University in Hamilton. This was our students’ night for the Chapter to encourage participation in ASHRAE with the hope that many of the students will become Engineers within our industry. We would like to extend our thanks to McMaster’s Department of Mechanical Engineering for hosting us for the evening. We enjoyed two presentations that evening, the first was by Mr. Kelton Friedrich, Sustainable Energy Analyst for the proposed Engineering Center for Experimental Learning (ExCEL) at McMaster. ExCEL will support skill shaping experiential learning opportunities for engineering students, providing the competencies ASHRAE members look for in new graduates. The second speaker was as described above. The next meeting will be on October 2, 2012 at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club regarding VAV boxes. I ask everyone to join us for this meeting. Best Regards,

Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP, President 12/13

The second technical meeting of the year was held Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at our usual meeting place the RHYC. Topic was Selecting VAV for Acceptable IAQ. Background information was that with large numbers and types of VAV terminals available on the market, there are numerous questions regarding the proper selection and interpretation of VAV terminal specifications. This talk covered proper engineering specifications and designs for this broad product range, with updates on the latest rules and knowledge regarding VAV box type, linings, accessories and air flow limitations. The speaker was a DL – a distinguished lecturer sponsored by ASHRAE Headquarters. Dan Int-Hout, Chief Engineer, Krueger (Richardson, TX)

Dan is responsible for the presentation of technical data and advanced application engineering for the grilles, registers and diffusers, as well as the VAV air terminals produced by Krueger. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 1993 and the Exceptional Service Award in 2007.

In Oct 2012, the chapter participated in a joint meeting Oct 18th, with the HAMILTON and/NIAGARA CHAPTER of CSC. Topic was FAÇADE DESIGN FOR EFFECTIVE THERMAL PERFORMANCE ADDRESSING NEW CODE REQUIREMENTS & OPTIONS TO MEET ASHRAE e90

It was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 828 Legion Road, BURLINGTON, with: Registration: 11:30 AM

Lunch: 12:00 Noon Presentation: 12:45 PM It provided a networking opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers. Cost was $25.00 Per Person, payable at the door.

In the Nov 2012 Airways, Pres Reaz summarized the events in Oct.On Tuesday, October 2nd, we held our second meeting at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. It was good to be back at our old location. My thanks to the staff and Wilf Laman for making the arrangements and ensuring the meeting went smoothly.

On behalf of chapter, I would like to extend a special thanks to our guest speaker, Mr. Dan Int-Hout,

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer visiting us from Krueger in Richardson, TX. The next meeting will

be on the 13th of November, 2012 at the Grand Valley Golf Club in Cambridge. The topic – “Proving It’s Green, Keeping It Green” – will be presented by Bill McCartney. The holidays are less than two months away and we are planning a special event in honor of Past Presidents on December 2nd at the Flamboro Downs Race Track starting at 5 pm. Finally, I am looking for suggestions and insight into the preferences on our programs and meetings from our membership. Please feel free to contact me it you have any suggestions.

Best Regards, Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP, President 12/13”

The November 13th 2012 meeting featured none other than our own distinguished lecturer and chapter Board Member Bill McCartney, Director, Commissioning Services for Isotherm Engineering Ltd. William (Bill) McCartney has over forty-six years’ experience in the HVAC&R industry and holds a Trade Certificate as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic. He started working in Toronto in 1966 for a design-build HVACR contractor in the construction department He returned in 1971 after two years with another contractor and was relocated in 1974 to London, Ontario as the branch manager. In 1978 Bill became a partner in a mechanical contracting and maintenance company in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1989, he formed HVAC Commissioners Inc., providing independent commissioning services in southwestern Ontario. Bill returned to Toronto in 1997 to a partnership in Isotherm Engineering Ltd. and his role as Director, Commissioning Services. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1974 and served on many Society Technical committees including Operation & Maintenance Management and Building Commissioning. Bill is a lecturer for the ASHRAE Learning Course “The Commissioning Process for New and Existing Buildings. He is the recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award 2007. He earned his ASHRAE certification as Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) in 2009. He has served on and chaired industry associations such as Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors, Canadian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association and Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Institute of Canada. Bill is founding Board Member for the Eastern Canada Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association and serves on the International Board as a director at large. His topic was Proving It’s Green, Keeping It Green. The move towards a better built environment was started with the initial energy crisis in the 1973. Over the last four decades, this evolution was driven by improved architectural, mechanical, and electrical design concepts. Starting in the early 80s, the commissioning process for HVAC systems was developed by ASHRAE and the guideline was published in 1989. Lately, with the added benefit of renewable energy sources, the complexity of the building and its systems has risen to an extremely high level. Therefore, the confirmation that the total building is performing to the design intent, that the technology transfers from the two dimensional design to the three dimensional real world, and that the assurance that this will continue to operate as intended through-out the life cycle of the building, is imperative. His presentation demonstrated the necessary steps required to accomplish these objectives.

Pres Reaz follow-up in the Dec Airways was as follows: On Tuesday, November 13th, we held our third meeting out of town at the Grand Valley Golf Club in Cambridge, ON. in our efforts to reach out to the membership at large. As previously, we welcome many participants from the Cambridge area. My thanks to the staff, Frank and John for making the arrangements and ensuring the meeting went smoothly. On behalf of chapter, I would like to extend special thanks to our guest speaker, Mr Bill McCartney, Director, Commissioning Services, at Isotherm Engineering Ltd. As mentioned in the Newsletter, our next meeting will be a social event in honor of the Past Presidents on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at Flamboro Downs in Hamilton starting at 5 pm. Dave Rasmussen has been working very hard to ensure the event can be as successful as has been in the past 8 years. The next formal event will be on January 8th,, 2012 and will involve a tour of the central utilities plant at the University of Guelph. Best Regards, Reaz Usmanali, LEED AP, President 12/13

The December meeting was held Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Flamboro Downs and featured Past Presidents & Ladies Night entitled “A Night at the Races” We only had 27 turn-out for the event but a great time was had by all. The food was excellent and the Casino lost a few bucks to many of us. Flamboro designated the 3rd Race for our ASHRAE Group. I asked those who attended to place a minimum $2 bet on the horse of their choice with all winnings going to ASHRAE Research Canada. Numerous bets were placed on #5, “Dance Music”, which won the Race! With the first, second and third horses all covered, we raised $150 in winnings for Research. Everyone enjoyed the buffet dinner in the dining room adjacent to the live action of the race track. Flamboro Downs did another great job of hosting us and even took a photo on the track of all who attended for the history books. It has been 8 years since we were last at this venue and hopefully we don’t have to wait as long to attend the event again in the coming years. Based on feedback from the group, every one enjoyed the event tremendously and it was nice to attend an event with our better halves and see a lot of familiar faces, as well as meet some new ones. My thanks to the staff and our social event chair, Dave Rasmussen, for making the arrangements and ensuring the event went smoothly. Great job Dave!

In January 2013, the chapter had a new addition to our Executive, Frank Mesicek, C.E.T., PMP

Who has accepted the position of Programs/ C.T.T.C./T.E.G.A. Chair. Frank has been an ASHRAE member since 1986. He became registered as a Certified Engineering Technologist with OACETT in 1987. In 2000, Frank received PMP (Project Management Professional) designation and followed that up with a Certificate in Advanced Project Management, through the University of Toronto, in 2002. Frank has been in the HVAC and controls industry for 26 years, having worked for Siemens Building Technologies and Honeywell prior to his current position with Trane Ontario as Operations Manager – Contracting Solutions.

Also January was when the ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo took place in Dallas, Texas from January 26th to 30th, 2013. Some 55,000 showed up.

The Executive for the balance of the 2012-13 year is President Reaz Usmanali, B.Eng., LEED AP

Research Chair Mike Krewski TreasurerIain Hill, LEED AP YEA Chair Neil Rampersad, P.Eng. Membership Chair John Molnar, B.Eng., LEED AP Student Activities Chair Mark Long Historian George Menzies, P.Eng. Social Chair David Rasmussen, C.E.T. Programs / C.T.T.C. / T.E.G.A. Chair Frank Mesicek, C.E.T., PMP Homepage & Airways Editor Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng. Board of Governors Wilfred Laman, P.Eng. Terry Fowler, P.Eng., LEED AP David Hills, A.Sc.T. Bill McCartney isothermengineering.com

The year opened Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the University of Guelph with a tour and discussion about the Central Utilities Plant. The University of Guelph is a comprehensive research-intensive institution with more than 20,000 students. Although it was established in 1964, many of the buildings are much older vintage, giving the campus a classic ivy league look. There are 150 buildings on the main campus totalling over 6 million square feet. The entire facility is served by a “Central Utilities Plant”. The district heating system is served by 5 gas-fired boilers, backed up by oil, with a peak university load of 200,000 lbs./hr. There are 7 centrifugal chillers and a peak load of 9,000 tons/hr. Electrically, the university is fed by 6 Guelph Hydro feeders and there are backup generators in a number of buildings. The peak electrical load is 20 MW. The campus is also served by a central deionized water system and a well water system for aquatic research.

Chief Engineer, Len Yungblut, discussed his Central Utilities Plant operation and some of the energy saving initiatives he has realized. Following the tour, we participated in a sumptuous dinner at the Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub. The chapter would also like to thank Neil Rampersad for ensuring the event was well organized and for providing the much needed support to Frank, our Programs Chair, in his absence.

Late in January, ASHRAE held their Winter Conference & AHR Expo January 26–30, 2013 Dallas, TX. Some 2,840 people attended the Conference.  Attendees came from around the globe, including India, Latvia, Romania, Thailand and even Uganda, to name just a few. Also taking place in conjunction with the Conference was the ASHRAE co-sponsored Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition, which set new all-time records for a Southwest Show. The Expo attracted 51,337 attendees, including nearly 34,000 visitors. The Show also saw the most exhibitors, 1,951, and largest square footage, 397,000 sq. ft., for any Southwest Show. New to the Conference was the ASHRAE Event App. Some 2,000 Conference attendees accessed education courses and social events with the touch of a button; had maps and floor plans in hand to find their way around; added sessions to their personal schedules and created one-touch custom agendas of events from their smartphones and tablets. The Winter Conference technical program featured nearly 200 presentations, with the top attended session in the systems and equipment, facility management, energy conservation and fundamentals and applications tracks.  The top-attended sessions were Introduction to the ASHRAE/REHVA Chilled Beam Design Guide; Desiccant Enhanced Air Conditioning; The FM Perspective: Reducing Energy Consumption and the True Cost of Maintenance; Innovative Energy Efficiency Strategies for Commercial Buildings; and Decoupling the Latent Load Through Psychrometrics. Other Conference highlights included the Technical Plenary, which drew 330 attendees, with its focus on ethics and engineering.  These, and additional sessions, from the Technical Program are part of ASHRAE’s Virtual Conference, which provides access to more than 250 presentations.  Also offered were five Professional Development Seminars and 14 short courses from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). The most popular courses were Energy Management in New & Existing Buildings; Humidity Control Applications, Control Levels and Mold Avoidance; and Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond. Additionally, ALI offered a special session of its in-depth HVAC Design: Level I—Essentials training. The session was held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and saw 39 attendees.

The February meeting was held at the Grand Valley Golf Club 1910 Roseville Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S3

5:30 pm – Social Hour / Cash Bar 6:00 pm – Buffet Dinner – followed by Feature Speaker. Cost continues for Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00 The speaker was John Coghill, President TradeForce Tech who spoke of How the Smartphone is Going To Save the Planet and your Wallet. Prior to forming TradeForce Tech, Mr. Coghill was President of Eco-Shift power, a high efficiency lighting and energy management solutions consulting company. Prior to joining ESP, he was “Consulting CEO” for a Waterloo-based tech start-up rated one of “Top 20 Most Promising” tech start-ups by the Ontario Centers for Excellence. During his tenure, he developed the

Company’s business plan and technology strategy, raised start-up capital and established distribution

agreements for the Canadian and US markets. With an MBA from the top Business School in Canada, combined with extensive business development experience, he is focused on developing his new company into a force for change in our economy’s increasingly urgent need to transition to a more sustainable economic and environmental model How the Smartphone is Going To Save the Planet . . . . and your Wallet.

In Feb we did a bio on a local company Arvin Air Systems. Arvin Air Systems was founded by Neil Smith, P.Eng. in 1972. After a six year career calling on Mechanical Contractors for The Trane Company, Neil saw opportunity in the service, controls and energy management side of the HVAC Industry. Thanks to the oil embargo of the early 70’s and Federal Government grants, Arvin Air conducted energy audits for industrial companies such as Firestone, Otis Elevator, Westinghouse and General Electric, all of whom became long-term clients. Sadly, these manufacturing companies have departed the Hamilton area but the work served as a strong training base for Arvin Air staff to learn the complexities of industrial energy conservation. Arvin Air Systems designs HVAC solutions with team participation. This includes engineers, designers, trades people, and the client. The knowledge base of trades people provides ‘thinking outside the box’ and contributes to quality design. Employee profit sharing provides additional incentive for long term growth. Through prudent hiring and training, Arvin Air Systems evolved into a full service HVAC contractor with installation, repair, in-house sheet metal fabrication and controls for the Hamilton and Burlington industrial sector. Today, Arvin Air has evolved from manufacturing facilities to include high rise office towers such as 1 James St. S. in Hamilton, for which the company supplies a comprehensive HVAC maintenance plan and an energy conservation agreement saving $120,000.00 annually. Due to client interest in energy utilization, Arvin Air proudly offers retro-commissioning services. The “Arvin Air guarantee” promises the energy savings or provides a cheque for the shortfall. Joe Muchynski, after several years with the company, took on a part ownership share and holds the position of General Manager.

The March meeting was held on Tuesday the 19th back at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. What an interesting meeting this turned out to be. Members had a chance to ask questions and unravel the mystery

that surrounds one of the interesting and useful social media tools in the market LinkedIn. Mr. Rob Murray discussed the use of LinkedIn and how this tool can be utilized to increase our business performance. Prior to the meeting, we had a sumptuous dinner at the Club.

As part of the night’s events, Mr. George Menzies unveiled our new ASHRAE banner including the new logo. George also brought along a photograph from many years ago to share with us the early days when the London Chapter was established. We would also like to recognize the distinguished service awards that will be presented to George Menzies, Dave Rasmussen and Hugh Crowther at the Denver conference in June.

During the presentation, those present learned about: 1. How to use LinkedIn to make a positive impression with your prospects and marketplace, 2. How to create a large network of connections and 3. How to capitalize on your efforts to improve sales performance. The speaker Rob Murray was from Business Success Liason Intrigue Media In 2006, Rob Murray started Intrigue Media with business partner Paul Demarco. During the last 6 years, they have grown a part-time, 2 student operation into one of South-Western Ontario’s fastest growing companies. Operating in 12 cities, Intrigue Media has been created to help local and regional businesses become visible in a marketplace saturated with National Brands and Big Box Stores. Rob is focused on creating strategy and purpose. His experience has given him the opportunity to understand how sales and marketing have a very crucial relationship together and if that relationship is strong, then they have a chance to be successful. The topic generated many questions from the floor.

The April 8th, 2013 meeting was a joint meeting with Toronto Chapter at. Otello’s Banquet & Conference Centre2273 Royal Windsor Drive, Oakville, ON L6J 7X8 5:00 pm – Registration / Reception 6:00 pm – Dinner & Feature Speaker Hamilton Chapter Members – $50.00 • Guests – $65.00 • Students – $15.00

The topic was part of the Society’s “ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture” Series Principles of Leadership & Group Dynamics. The Speaker spoke on Effective Leadership and the distinctions between management and leadership, together with major concepts defining effective leadership. Concepts of group dynamics, including non-verbal communication styles, were also presented. The speaker is one of ASHRAE’s most effective lecturers. He was Victor W. Goldschmidt, Ph.D. Victor Goldschmidt is an Emeritus Purdue Professor of Mechanical Engineering with more than 45 years of lecturing experience, Fellow and Past Director-at-Large of ASHRAE and honorary member of the IIR (International Institute of Refrigeration), ACAIRE (Colombia Association of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, AAF (Argentine Association of Cold), and ASURVAC (Uruguay Association of Refrigeration, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Heating). His industrial experience includes having been an Application Engineer and a Development Engineer with Honeywell, as well as serving as team leader with numerous research contracts within the HVAC&R industry. He also led research teams through grants with the DOD, NSF, and other governmental bodies. With more than 200 publications, he served as mentor to both graduate and undergraduate students. Currently he serves on ASHRAE’s Honors and Awards Committee. Victor is a facilitator to leadership training, problem solving and strategic planning sessions, a County Planning Commissioner and formerly a Trustee in the Leelanau Township Board in the Lower Northwest Michigan. Victor covered how Leadership is essential for effective meeting of goals and objectives, whether as an individual, corporation, or as an ASHRAE Chapter. Essential differences between management and leadership were presented through the sequential steps of leadership: the 5Es – “envision”, “equip”, “empower”, “edify”, and “evaluate”. Examples were given and moments of introspection provided. The purpose of leadership is change, essential to change is communication and inherent to it is confrontation. Highlights of the “art and science” of change were presented together with references to confrontation and communication. Victor circulated his own evaluation form so he would get feedback on his presentation – something new to all of us present.

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, back at the RHYC, the topic was Motor Types – OEM vs Aftermarket How They Work, Features & Benefits The Feature Speaker was Rob McKenna, EMC Product Manager Regal Beloit Canada Rob McKenna has been EMC Product Manager at Regal Beloit for the past 3 years. His tenure with Regal Beloit has been 14 years including 8 years as a Sales Account Manager. Prior to that Rob trained as an electrical apprentice for 3 years.

This meeting also included a Technical Session/Tabletop Demonstration by Frank Mesicek, C.E.T., PMP from Trane Canada (also the Chapter Programs Chair) on Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) including: How VFDs Work VFD Options & Specification Harmonics Motors and VFD Compatibility. Again members were asked to Please RSVP to Frank Mesicek

The last meeting of the year was held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, the annual golf tournament which took place at the Whirlpool Golf Course in Niagara Falls. A record number attended some 128.

The Airways noted the following details: DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 SHOTGUN START AT 1:00 PM SHARP LOCATION: WHIRLPOOL GOLF COURSE, NIAGARA FALLS COST: $150.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES: 18 HOLES AT THE WHIRLPOOL GOLF COURSE ONE POWER CART PER TWO GOLFERS plus SUPPER ENTRY INTO “REVERSE DRAW” (BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST)

NEW SPONSOR – WE WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A HOLE @ $125.00

PAST SPONSOR – WE WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A HOLE @ $75.00

MY GROUP WILL BRING ____ GIFT CARD(S) FOR PRIZES

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHEQUE – IN ADVANCE – TO: David Rasmussen

The Club at the Whirlpool asked that the chapter publish a few rules and regulations prior to our Wednesday, June 12th golf tournament: 1. Ontario Law does not allow Alcohol on the Course. Personal coolers will be confiscated and will be added to their collection. 2. Please use the halfway house between 9th and 10th Hole. Please do not go to the Clubhouse until you complete your round. 3. Collared shirts are mandatory for both men and women. 4. No denim pants, shirts or shorts or sweat pants. 5. Shorts are permitted but must be dress shorts and “Bermuda” length. 6. Soft spikes only.7. The Marshall is there to assist . . . not criticize. Per David Rasmussen, C.E.T., Social Chair 12/13

David also noted the following: Prior to the Golf we held a Reverse Draw like we did 8 years ago. However instead of taking up time at the supper, we did at 11 am with some Members gathering around to verify accuracy. We pulled out names one by one until 3 names remained in the envelope. Then 3rd place was drawn won by Art Rebek, 2nd name pulled was Roland Clee and last name in the envelope was Jack Fitzmaurice. All won some money that ws sealed in an envelope for each. Roland was especially glad to win cash as he is retired. It was great to see him win! Jack gave me his money back to give to ASHRAE Research which was big of him. Dave noted that his goal in the past, was to finish in the daylight. Dave was last to leave and was only 8:40pm!

The summer Society meeting was held in Denver, At the AWARDS PRESENTATION Saturday, June 23, 3:15-5:30 p.m. Plenary Session, in the Lone Star room the the Denver Sheraton — One hundred nineteen people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry. Some local Region 2 highlights follow:.

The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Award recipients who have continued to serve the Society faithfully and with exemplary effort. Fourteen recipients were recognized: some Canadians

  • Dale Carter, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, president and CEO, DEC Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

  • K. William “Bill” Dean, P.Eng., manager, National Research Council of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • George Menzies, P.Eng. Life Member, is retired and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada**

The Distinguished Service Award salutes members of any grade for giving freely of their time and talent to the Society. Some 61 members were selected. A few Canadians include::

  • Dieter Bartel, energy specialist, Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[who student research leader in Manitoba in 1978 where I held RP workshop for Region 2 chapters

  • Hugh Crowther, P. Eng., executive vice president-product management and technology, Price Mechanical Industrial, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

  • Nadar “Jay” Jayaraman, P.Eng., is special projects manager, Enbridge, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Robert McDowall, P.Eng., Life Member, retired and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Tim McGinn, P.Eng., ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, principal, DIALOG, Calgary, Alberta, Canada    

  • David Rasmussen, is Canadian sales representative, Airdex Corporation, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Denver saw a record attendance even though all members were required to pay registration – speakers; Past Society Presidents; Life Club Members, Room monitors. TC members, etc. No more freebees. The idea is to reduce the overall registration costs for new members.

The PAOE results for 2012-13 follow

REGION II
2012-2013 Presidential Award of Excellence

*Minimum and PAR points indicated are for 2011-2012.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Chapter Members

Membership Promotion Points
*Minimum = 500
PAR = 800

Student Activities Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR =500

Research Promotion Points
*Minimum = 800
PAR = 1050

Historical Points
*Minimum = 100
PAR = 300

Chapter Operations Points
*Minimum = 300
PAR = 600

Chapter Technology Transfer Points
*Minimum = 450
PAR = 850

Chapter Grassroots Government Activities Points
*Minimum = 500
PAR = 650

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

222

1300

812

4368

350

2315

1650

0

10795

14

Montreal

530

525

1984

970

325

1275

900

0

5979

15

Ottawa Valley

379

0

1270

880

450

505

1100

0

4205

16

Toronto

1099

1225

1585

1940

300

1795

1725

0

8570

37

Hamilton

225

590

630

1065

400

1085

1350

0

5120

100

Halifax

161

0

0

555

0

715

200

0

1470

116

London

118

1225

1005

2798

350

1320

1075

0

7773

117

NB/PEI

160

815

1030

2706

825

1790

950

0

8116

141

Windsor

53

610

830

4865

0

680

450

0

7435

The next Chapter Executive meeting is the summer summit, July 18

Hamilton Chapter Meeting summary for 2013-14

Chapter Executive for 2013-14

President: Reaz Usmanali, B.Eng., LEED AP; R P Chair: Mike Krewski
Treasurer: Iain Hill, LEED AP; YEA Chair: Neil Rampersad, P.Eng.

Membership Chair: John Molnar, B.Eng., LEED AP

Student Activities Chair: Mark Long; Historian: George Menzies, P.Eng.

Social Chair: David Rasmussen, C.E.

Programs / C.T.T.C. / T.E.G.A. Chair Frank Mesicek, C.E.T.

Homepage & Airways Editor: Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng.

Board of Governors: Terry Fowler, David Hills; Bill McCartney

September Meeting: The feature Speaker was Edwin Lim, P.Eng., MBA, LEED AP President, Ecolibrium Strategies. As a seasoned management consultant with 24+ years of diverse experience in the green buildings industry. He has held executive roles with Honeywell Limited, Brookfield Lepage Johnson Controls and Pinchin Environmental in Engineering. Mr. Lim provided valuable insight into the details of analysis of building from an energy savings perspective and where the bench-marking and labeling process should begin. He also described, in detail, the steps and the where he sees the industry progressing in the near future. Dinner followed at The Black Bull 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7P1A5 5:00 am – Social Hour 6:00 pm – Dinner 7:00 pm – Feature Speaker Cost for meetings this year: Chapter Members – $30.00 • Guests – $40.00 • Students – $15.00

October Meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 covered Mechanical Vibration & Noise Control. The presentation included an introduction to mechanical vibration and noise control as it relates to building noise control followed by relevant application examples. The Feature Speaker was Steve Fey, Director of International Sales Mason Industries Inc. who has been an integral part of Mason Industries for the past 27 years, initially as an Application Engineer and currently as the Director of International Sales. During his time at Mason Industries, he has contributed to many areas of study specializing in noise control and thermal expansion. His involvement in the development of the Revolutionary Spring Supported Riser System gained notoriety for Steve as his bulletin was featured in several industry publications. Steve has made presentations to ASHRAE Chapters world wide on topics covering noise and vibration control, seismic restraint systems, building and railroad isolation and thermal expansion compensation of piping systems. Dinner was at The Black Bull 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON L7P 1A5

November Meeting: was held Tuesday, November 12, 2013, topic Chiller Sound Attenuation with Feature Speaker Bruce Majer – Vice President BRD Noise and Vibration Control who has had nearly 30 years of experience in vibratory noise control, with strong concentrations in acoustics and machine reliability since 1980. Prior to joining BRD in 2002, he worked as Field Service Manager and then Sales Manager at VSC. During that time, he developed and maintained machine reliability programs for industrial and military facilities throughout North America. He is currently involved with development of criteria for the Navy’s DDG 1000 program and has participated in the development of the IEEE 45 standard rewrite. Bruce has also designed training courses in sound and vibration analysis, while delivering them throughout this hemisphere and abroad. Published in journals Sound & Vibration, P/PM Technology, Vibrations, ASNE Intelligent Ships, and ASNE Fleet Maintenance Technical Proceedings. Dinner was held at the Black Bull, Burlington.

December: Unfortunately, due to a low number of responses/lack of interest, we had to cancel our planned December social event.

January Meeting: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Meeting was entitled the “Journey of the Senses” Tour at Niagara College Wine Visitor and Education Centre Teaching Winery & Teaching Brewery The experience commenced in our teaching vinyards discussion covered our growing season, the Ontario wine industry, the Canadian wine industry and how we grow premium grapes right here in Niagara! Next, the group went to the wine making facilities where discussion covered the process of making our award-winning wines. Next the group visited the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, home of First Draft beer! After a brief tour of our beer making facilities, the group ended their visit in our Teaching Brewery retail store and taste First Draft Ale and Lager. What a way to spend an evening . . . Members then met at Jack Astor’s restaurant, located just off the QEW at 400 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L8, for a social dinner after the tour.

February Meeting: On Feb11, 2014, we had an informative meeting where Mr. Frank Mesicek from Automated Logic provided some excellent information on how building owners can utilize existing BAS systems and tools in their facilities to find problems, arrive at solutions and save energy. Frank showed many examples where the mechanical systems were either not functioning or in disrepair and no one really took the time to investigate why energy consumption was above and beyond what the facility would normally consume. Dinner was at the Black Bull.

March Meeting: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 covered Regulatory, Design & Installation Considerations for Gas Appliance Venting in Ontario The presentation provided an overview of design and installation considerations for commercial and industrial gas appliance venting in the Ontario market. The Speaker was Andrew Bonnema, MBA Sales/Application Engineer, Somers Environmental Products. The Luncheon meeting was at the Black Bull on Guelph Line in Burlington.

April Meeting: On Monday, April 7 we held our annual joint meeting with the Toronto Chapter at the Holiday Inn in Oakville. The location was filled to capacity mostly from the Toronto Chapter but Hamilton did have a few members. Meeting was sold out in advance. Mr. Nick Stark, from H.H. Angus, discussed the challenges in the pursuit, design and construction of CHUM, the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, the largest single healthcare development underway in Canada and the largest P3 project in North America. CHUM also will be one of the largest academic medical centers in North America with 2.5 million sq. ft. serving 345,000 ambulatory patients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients annually. CHUM will accommodate 770 single-patient rooms, ambulatory and diagnostic centers, surgery, intensive care, clinical laboratories and a research centre that encompasses 35 medical disciplines.

May Meeting, May 27th, 2014: 30 Members[limit was 30 and tour was sold out weeks in advance of meeting] were taken on a tour of the Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo. This was a state of the art research centre for quantum information sciences and nanotechnology. Members had a chance to tour the brain storming rooms, the labs and also the academic sections of the building. Members were also taken on a tour of the mechanical room. We had a much larger turn out from the consulting community that normal. Thanks John McDonald from Modern Niagara and Trevor Kanerva from the University of Waterloo for their time and effort to host us for this tour. Dinner was held at the Wildcraft Grill Bar in Waterloo.

Final Event: Golf, June 18, 2014 in Niagara Falls at the Legends On The Niagara-Battlefield Course. David Rasmussen hosted his 25th year as Tournament organizer with a mixture of Sun and Overcast skies. At 9 am the temperature was close to 15C however after the 1pm shotgun start, it never dropped below 26C. This makes 24/25 years where no rain has fallen for the Tournament. The wet ground during the previous 2 days again forced us for the second straight year to use “cart path only” throughout the Tournament. This again cost valuable time as it forced you to walk far to retrieve your ball, sometimes yards away from the path. George Menzies manned the second “Longest Drive Hole” (#16) with a twist. The ball used was the practice type riddled with holes. Those thinking they could drive that ball 100 yards were sadly mistaken! Some $560 was raised for RP.The Top 3 of Brian Stewart, Jason Dachuk, Davis Terauds all received a prize from the prize table to reward their “minor efforts”. Golfers all finished close to 6:45pm. Supper however went off at 7pm. We only managed to attract 106 golfers this year. Again a Scramble format was used, and a 3 Drive per person requirement to keep the game challenging (It was reduced to 3 drives due to the wet fairways). There was a tie for 1st place this year, both the group of Simon Baruk and Michael Carr finished at 10 under Par. Ladies Longest Drive (Hole # 11) was won by Christine Kemp. Men’s Longest Drive (Hole # 6) was won by Murray Solski . Again gift cards were won by all.

Summer Summit was held June 23rd, 2014 to discuss plans for the coming year. Host was Iain Hill

REGION II
2013-2014 Presidential Award of Excellence *Minimum and PAR points indicated are for 2014-2015.

Chapter #

Chapter Name

Chapter Members

Membership Promotion Points

*Minimum = 500

PAR = 800

Student Activities Points

*Minimum = 300

PAR =500

Research Promotion Points

*Minimum = 800

PAR = 1050

Historical Points

*Minimum = 100

PAR = 300

Chapter Operations Points

*Minimum = 400

PAR = 1000

Chapter Technology Transfer Points

*Minimum = 450

PAR = 1050

Chapter Grassroots Government Activities Points

*Minimum = 500

PAR = 650

Chapter PAOE Point Totals

13

Quebec

228

825

1026

2631

300

1515

1660

575

8532

14

Montreal

568

790

1981

1797

375

1585

2345

675

9548

15

Ottawa Valley

386

550

932

1235

500

1015

1525

50

5807

16

Toronto

1138

460

1125

1650

400

2230

860

750

7475

37

Hamilton

226

1360

295

985

400

100

810

0

3950

100

Halifax

186

765

635

2442

100

1395

1075

775

7187

116

London

116

2010

2006

3157

475

1295

1050

750

10743

117

NB/PEI

162

1745

1962

2847

550

1510

1010

225

9849

141

Windsor

56

310

820

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2012-13 Regional Awards

1. CTTC Allen Hanley Plaque for The Best CTTC Chapter Chair: Award Recipient: Frank Mesicek, Hamilton Chapter

2. Membership Promotion

Blue Ribbon: HALIFAX-Conrad Lelievre Red Ribbon: QUEBEC-Jonathan Vigneault Green Ribbon:

OTTAWA -Adam Moons, MP Chair-1300 points TORONTO-Mark Bertollin, MP Chair-1275 points HAMILTON-John Molnar, MP Chair-975 points

3. Research Promotion

6 of the 9 chapters reach their goal Hayward Murray Region II award for RP:

Sept Meeting: The 2014-15 Chapter year starts off September 9th, 2014

The Chapter Summer Summit was held June 23rd, 2014 at 2:30 PM1 Host was Treasurer Iain Hill, Location 2387 Hereford Cr, Burlington, ON, Those in attendance were George Menzies; Iain Hill; Robyn Ellis; Mark Long; John Molnar;David Rasmussen; Reaz Usmanali; Allan Antcliffe; Mike Krewski.Reaz Usmanali as Past President handed over the gravel to new President John Molnar

Chapter Executive for the Society Year, July 2014 to June 2015: The Chapter Executive was President John Molnar [first of 2 years in this position], Past President and Research Promotion Chair Reaz Usmanali, Treasurer Iain Hill, YEA Chair Neil Rampersad, Membership Promotion Chair Mike Krewski, Student Activities Chair Mark Long, Historian George Menzies, Social Chair David Rasmussen, Programs / C.T.T.C. /T.E.G.A. Chair, Frank Mesicek, Homepage & Airways Editor, Allan Antcliffe, Board of Governors, Robyn Ellis, Bill McCartney.

The September 2014 Meeting of the new season was a tour held Tuesday September 9, 2014 held at McMaster Innovation Park [MIP]at 175 Longwood Road South in Hamilton. This location is a premier research park that boasts an award winning 180,000 square foot, 4-level office, laboratory and conference facility situated on 37 acres. This MIP offers collaborative space for researchers and entrepreneurs alike to co-locate, connect and commercialize; a place to transform ideas from vision to commercial opportunity. It is a LEED Platimum building and home to CANMET-MTL a research centre. The tour was led by Zach Douglas, President and CEO, who has been leading the start-up and development of MIP since 2006.The tour was limited to 30 people and quickly “Sold Out.” Dinner followed at the Beasley House Bistro 96 Locke Street South, Hamilton. Cost for Tour and Dinner: Chapter Members – $40 / Guests – $50 / Students – $10. At the Executive Meeting, it was agreed to made some major improvements in promoting student membership. Mark Long (Hamilton Chapter Student Chair) and Robyn Ellis (Region 2 Vice-Chair of Student Activities & Hamilton Chapter Board of Governors) have worked hard to promote student participation in our chapter. Hamilton Chapter voted to sponsor a student to attend the ASHRAE Winter Conference based on the student making an application. Additionally, we are sponsoring up to 50 students to join ASHRAE and the Chapter by covering their student dues. It was agreed that an investment in our youth is a great step in sustaining all the work that has been put into this chapter since 1959.

The October 2014 Meeting, was held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and focused on building commissioning. Three speakers from the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) covered Standard 202 – “Coming to a Code Near You”; Certification – “Get It or Go Home” Best Practices – “Do It Right or Don’t Do It At All” The presenters were David Overton, CBCP, LEED AP BCA Eastern Canada Chapter President Field Services – Team Leader, Stantec; Bill McCartney, CoQ, CPMP, CCP BCA International Board Member & Treasurer Principal & Director of Commissioning Services, Isotherm Engineering and Tony Rocco, P.Eng., CCP BCA International Board Member & Canada Regional. The event was held at The University Club of McMaster Alumni Memorial Hall – Building #8 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm to enable more student participation. Cost was Chapter Members – $40 / Non-Chapter Members – $50, Student Chapter Members – $10 / Student Non-Chapter Members – $20. There were many new faces to ASHRAE (but not new to our local industry) out at the meeting. Additionally, we had a number of students and grad students attend and demonstrated great engagement with our Student Activities Chair (Mark Long), Young Engineers in ASHRAE Chair (Ryley Besseling), Regional Vice Chair Student Activities (Robyn Ellis), and YEA Regional Chair (Audrey Dupuis). from Montreal doing a chapter visit. It was a VERY rare occasion to have these four together in a room to encourage the participation of new young members in our chapter.

Also during October, on October 4th, YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) and student members from our Hamilton Chapter engaged in an Ultimate Frisbee match with a similar team from the London Chapter. On November 14th, the Chapter will be sponsoring a YEA “pub night” at Shoeless Joe’s in Burlington.

The November 2014 Meeting, held Tuesday, November 11, 2014 was a tour of Nickel Brook Brewery, 864 Drury Lane, Burlington. The speakers, John and Peter Romano, owners of Better Bitters Brewing Company discussed how they built the Nickel Brook Micro Brewery from the ground up. Since 2005, Nickel Brook has quickly developed a reputation for having a lively and enticing line up of beers. Afterwards, the group went to Pepperwoods for dinner in downtown Burlington. ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter’s, Mark Long Student Activities Chair 2014/2015 heads up a low cost student membership program to introduce students to ASHRAE now and getting them involved in Chapter activities increases the chances of them remaining members once they graduate and begin their careers. On November 14th, the Chapter sponsored a YEA “pub night” at Shoeless Joe’s in Burlington. This was lead by Ryley Besseling, our YEA Chair 2014/2015. We had 10 students attend.

The December 2014 Meeting was held Monday, December 8, 2014 and a was Social / Networking Night for Chapter members and other ASHRAE members (and “wannabe” members) for a night of socialization and networking at the Southcote Tap 53 Grill in Ancaster starting at 6:00 pm. Cost for Dinner:Chapter Members – $40 / Non-Chapter Members – $50 Student Chapter Members – $10 / Student Non-Chapter Members – $20. It was announced that the Hamilton Chapter will sponsor one qualifying Student Member who has an interest in attending the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR EXPO in Chicago! The selected student will have their travel and hotel expenses covered by the Chapter and will have a fantastic opportunity to network with the industry’s best and learn what the HVAC industry has to offer.

The January 2015 Meeting took place Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and featured CO2 Refrigeration Systems. The speaker was Andre Patenaude, Director – CO2 Business Development, Emerson Climate Technologies. Andre Patenaude brought us some of his 30 years of marketing, sales and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers and Andre’s presentation covered the introduction to CO2 as a Refrigerant; what were Pressure/Temperature Differences vs Ammonia and HFCs; Pressure, Enthalpy Chart Differences; what were the Basic System Comparisons; Commissioning Safety and Service; and the Benefits of CO2 as a Refrigerant. The meeting was at The Coach and Lantern British Pub 384 Wilson Street East, Ancaster. Cost for Dinner/Feature Speaker Chapter Members – $40 / Non-Chapter Members – $50 Student Chapter Members – $10 / Student Non-Chapter Members – $20. Prior to the next meeting, many members attended the ASHRAE Winter Meeting held January 24-28, 2015 in Chicago. Total attendance there exceeded 70,000, the largest ARI and ASHRAE meeting ever. Included in those in attendance were the two students sponsored by the chapter: Colin Umbach and Mustafa Morsy. They were selected based on the strength of both applicants and their commitment to ASHRAE and the Chapter.

The February 2015 meeting was held Tuesday, February 10, 2015 with the topic Wireless Building Automation & BACnet. Speaker was Marc Bertolin Regional Account Manager – Product Sales Johnson Controls Canada. The speaker had much appreciated experience in the HVAC/Building Automation industry for over 13 years. He started with Siemens Building Technologies and for the past 3 years been regional product account manager for Johnson Controls, helping to manage the product business in Canada. The meeting was held at Southcote Tap 53 Grill,534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON. This month we had many new members join the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter: Guillaume Blouin, Tower Engineering; Liam Johnston, Neelands Refrigeration; Mohammed Omar, McMaster University; Sarah Nangle-Smith, McMaster University; Aaron Besseling, Besseling Mechanical; Patrick Darby, WalterFedy; Justin Doiron, Dillon Consulting; Kevin Martin, Engineered Air; Mustafa Morsy, McMaster University; and Surya Quiterio, Efficiency Engineering.

From the Chicago Winter Society/ARI meeting, Mustafa reported the following: The ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter sponsored me as a student to attend the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago in January. The trip was tremendously beneficial for me on many different levels. The first day was overwhelming with ASHRAE president Thomas Phoenix talking about the role ASHRAE takes around the world as both a leading organization in the industry and in the development of standards. Aaron Ralston followed by giving an exceptional inspirational speech. That was only the start for an ultra-busy five days conference. I’ll try to summarize my experience in the following points: Student Program: Designed with an interactive approach of panel discussion, it engaged students in conversation with the panel members, which included both experienced and young professionals. It was successful to reach out closer to a typical student’s perspective and talk about their start in ASHRAE and how it developed them into leaders and more. It also served as general guidance for students approaching their graduation which were the majority in attendance; Student Congress: Less than twenty students were selected to attend the congress and have input on the student program strategy at the society level; Technical Program: With 62 Seminars, 8 Workshops, 25 Paper Sessions and 5 forums running concurrently through the five days and covering eight different tracks, it was a challenge to decide on which ones to attend. But no matter which I selected, I was guaranteed a substantial knowledge gain on state of the art technologies presented by the best in this field. The discussions held after by the experienced professionals in attendance, which more often than not led into a valuable technical debate over the concept, helped broaden my knowledge even more. Technical Committees: I had the chance to attend numerous TC meetings and witness the committees discussing the editing of design guides, standards and the preparation of technical programs for the upcoming conferences. I volunteered to work and get mentored on multiple sub-committees within TC 2.8 – Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability- and TC 9.8 – Large building Air-Conditioning Applications. Networking: Whether in a Seminar, a Technical Committee or even a social mixer or an after party, everyone around me was an experienced professional in the field of my interest. I connected with numerous people who gave me insight, tips or an interesting conversation. Many of these key professionals I’ve contacted after my return and plan to keep in touch. AHR Expo: With more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, it was privilege to walk the convention floor with two professionals from the Hamilton Chapter and hear their perspective on state of the art equipment and technologies in the HVAC Industry To sum up, the trip was a substantial knowledge gain, gave me the chance to get involved at the society level, and to see the big picture, which resulted in a paradigm shift in how I view ASHRAE and the industry. I highly recommend that the Chapter continue to sponsor students to attend the winter meetings. I plan to work within the Chapter and support the Student membership in the future.

The March 2015 Chapter Meeting was held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 with the topic ASHRAE 90.1 Requirement for 50% Plug-Load Control. It covered how the ASHRAE 90.1 committee came to the conclusion to only control 50% of the receptacles, presently acceptable means of meeting the ASHRAE 90.1 requirement and new technology that makes plug-load control safe even for 100% controlled devices. The speaker was Steven Montgomery, P.E. Chief Operating Officer of 2D2C, Inc. He has been involved in plug-load control since 2002 and serves as an adviser to the ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Committee on plug-load control. Location was at the Southcote Tap 53 Grill 534 Garner Road East, Ancaster,

The April 2015 Meeting was a join meeting with the Toronto Chapter and was held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 with the topic Integrated Building Design. The presentation focused on the Integrated Building Design and Project Delivery processes including team building, project management, stakeholder responsibilities, early collaboration, better decision making, documentation methods and the use of technologies like BIM to improve the built environment. The presentation provides an overview of ASHRAE Handbook Applications Chapter 57 and how to apply its recommendations to help design, construct, operate and maintain better buildings. The speaker was M. Dennis Knight, P.E., LEED®AP, CCS, CXA, BEMP, Principal, Whole Building Systems LLC, from Charleston, SC. Speaker had some 40 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry.

Meeting location was half way between chapter, the Holiday Inn – Oakville 590 Argus Road, Oakville. Timing was 5:00 pm – Registration & Social Hour 6:00 pm – Dinner & Feature Speaker.

Cost for Dinner/Feature Speaker for Chapter Members – $50 / Non-Chapter Members – $65 Life Members & Students – $25.

Hamilton Chapter welcomes new members • Darren Cooper, Renteknik Group; Andrew Mier; Troy Paterson, Johnson Controls; Andrew Portengen, WalterFedy

The May 2015 Meeting was a luncheon meeting held Tuesday, May 5, 2015 with the topic Natatorium Design & Dehumidification. The speaker discussed how these facilities are notoriously complex to design and can be expensive to operate. The presentation also covered the many critical system design aspects of a Natatorium which include the fundamentals of psychrometrics, dew point, humidity/condensation control, moisture load calculation, air distribution, ventilation requirements, water chemistry and how to optimize the operating conditions to minimize operating costs. The speaker was Mr. Ralph Kittler, P.E. an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and well regarded in the HVAC industry as an expert in dehumidification and Indoor Pool Design. He has been in the dehumidification and Natatorium design field for 25 years. He is TC 9.8’s revisor responsible for the chapter which covers Natatorium Design (Large Building Air Conditioning Applications) in ASHRAE’s Applications Design Handbooks. He is also TC 8.10’s chairman and their Handbook subcommittee chair for the Mechanical Dehumidifiers chapter in he Systems and Equipment Handbook and speaks regularly at ASHRAE meetings across the country. Mr. Kittler is a Co-Founder and Director of Sales & Marketing for Seresco Technologies Inc., a dehumidifier manufacturer. He is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University, Ontario Canada in 1989. The lunch was held at the Beaver & Bulldog – Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington Session started at 12:00 noon – Lunch & Feature Speaker Cost for Dinner/Feature Speaker Chapter Members – $40 / Non-Chapter Members – $50 Student Chapter Members – $10 / Student Non-Chapter Members – $20

It was noted that this is our last technical meeting of the year, with the Next Meeting Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 the annual ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament.

The Chapter June 2015 meeting was held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 and was ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Golf Tournament, this year at Hidden Lake Golf Club Burlington, ON. It was a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Sharp The course was located at 1137 – #1 Side Road, Burlington, Ontario and is now a ClubLink Course that had drastically changed (for the better) since we held our Tournament here 28 years ago. David Rasmussen our Social Chair hosted his 26th year as Tournament organizer with a mix of Sun and Overcast skies. The temperature was a perfect 22C. We returned to Hidden Lake in Burlington once again. Ironically we were there 28 years ago to the day. They now have 2 courses (Old and the New). We played on the Old. George Menzies manned the second “Longest Drive Hole” (#13) with a twist. The ball used was the plastic type riddled with holes. Those thinking they could drive that ball far were sadly mistaken! The Top 3 of Jake Rendulic, Eric Sakauye, Joe Beyson all received a prize from the prize table to reward their “minor efforts”. Golfers all finished close to 6:00pm. Supper went off at 6:30pm. We had 116 golfers this year again a Scramble format was used, and a 4 Drives per person requirement to keep the game challenging. The team of Ron Patel, Sean Myers, Matt Honchar and Paul Frith finished at 11 under Par. Ladies Longest Drive (Hole # 9) was won by Christine Kemp, Colette Cooper and Laura Hutzol as some of the men didn’t listen and wrote their name on the Ladies Longest Drive Card. Men’s Longest Drive (Hole # 16) was won by Andy Morin.Towels were given away with ASHRAE Hamilton on them. Also a first ever, a Silent Auction raised money for ASHRAE Research Canada.

Start of History for year July 2015 to June 2016

A Summer Summit was held in June 2015 to organized the new 2015-2016 ASHRAE year. Many other weekly meetings of the CRC Hamilton 2015 committee were held during period March to August 2015.

Region II CRC 2015 Hamilton: CRC General Chairman was David Rasmussen, who was General Chair for the last 3 CRC hosted by the Hamilton Chapter. Again, the Hamilton Chapter was the proud host of the Annual ASHRAE Region II CRC. It was held on August 21-23, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Hamilton, Ontario and was by far the most successful ever held here due mainly to over 20 faithful volunteers. David was able to secure a rate at the Sheraton Hotel of $109 per night. It is important not to take the first price the hotel offers you. We had 2 other local hotels also wanting our business, and it’s easy to negotiate with the hotel to lower their price to get your business. The initial contact with the Sheraton started out at $149 per night. Also, we arranged that the hotel allow for a late check-out time on Sunday since the meeting is not over till 12 noon Sunday.

The Hamilton Chapter had 4 sponsors for the first time. We had never gone this route before but admit it did offset some unexpected costs. One of our bigger costs was the Saturday night venue at the new Tim Horton’s Field where the Tiger-Cats play. This proved to be very successful, both with the banquet at the field and the Bubble Soccer played on the field after the supper. The new million $ scoreboard showed highlights of the meeting at the hotel and also displayed our sponsors ads.

The Companions, who were at the CRC, were very glad to go on a multiple Winery Tour of the Niagara Peninsula on the Friday. They must have been all worn out as not one companion took advantage of our planned shopping tour Saturday afternoon. The Art Gallery in the morning had 9 in attendance.

The Technical HVAC Tour of First Ontario Centre had an attendance of 14 people. One overcrowding workshop issue was with CTTC. Many attendees sat in on the morning workshop because there was no other workshop until after lunch. This caused an attendance of over 25 people prompting the Sheraton to warn me of a potential fire hazard, as there was too many for the size of room. The meals from the Sheraton were exceptional. Many were a buffet style, such as breakfast, and there was never a shortage of food as they extended the hours that were projected without question. The Hospitality Suite was cramped every night due to late starts and the Ontario liquor laws which forced us to shut down at 1am. This turned out to be OK as attendees still had to attend early meetings the next day. Despite many emails to Chapter Historians only 3 of 9 Banners showed up which was very disappointing so none were hung for the required pictures. The History Display should be located in a locked room which was arranged. Our attendance of over 115 registrants and proving that CRC’s are beneficial to our Region II despite continued efforts from Atlanta ASHRAE to push toward more Centralized Workshops. Even more tickets purchased for the evening events.

The Chapter was proud of the 20-member chapter planning committee. The word from many of those in attendance was that the CRC Hamilton 2015 was the best and most reasonably costed CRC ever held in Region. The dedicated planning committee that spent quite a lot of time ensuring every detail was planned well going into the conference. The execution was flawless, everything went great. With the great contacts from Robyn Ellis, we hosted the Saturday night event at the new Tim Horton’s Field. The scoreboard was ours for the evening showing both past and present CRC’s. Anyone walking by the stadium had to be envious to see Bubble Soccer as the main event in one half of the field and football with a select few in the other end. This social event involving bubble soccer in the new stadium with the new scoreboard showing highlights of the CRC will be remembered by all attendees for many years. We had a surprizing $3,800 surplus – good for YEA sponsorships.

July 2015 to June 2016 Chapter Year Meeting Highlights.

Our 57th year of operating opens with a new Executive. They are President John Molnar, Past President and Research Promotion Chair Reaz Usmanali, Treasurer Allan Antcliffe, YEA Chair Ryley Besseling Membership Promotion Chair Mike Krewski Student Activities Chair Aaron Besseling Student Activities Co-Chair Mark Long Historian George Menzies; Chapter Special Events David Rasmussen, C.T.T.C. ( and Programs Chair Frank Mesicek and Mustafa Morsy Co-Chair; Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair Quinton Voskamp; Airways Editor Colin Umbach. The Board of Governors consists of Robyn Ellis, Iain Hill, George Menzies, David Rasmussen.

The first meeting of 2015/16 was held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel. Topic was Steam Turbine Centrifugal Chillers with speakers Rajesh Dixit, the Global Product Manager for Thermally Driven Chillers, Johnson Controls, Inc. He is also Chair on ASHRAE Technical Committee [TC] 8.3 and Joe Brillhart, Director, Global Industrial Chillers, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls, Inc. Cost for Dinner & Feature Speaker: Chapter Members—$40 Non-Chapter Members—$60 Students—$15. Some 43 were present including a number of students

Our October 2015 second meeting was held at McMaster University on Monday, October 5, 2015 with the topic Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems. Speaker was John Gowing from Sales and Business Development, EI Solutions Inc. John had been working with EI Solutions and desiccant technology since 1999 and was part of the development team that patented a desiccant dehumidification system for skating rinks/arenas using heat reclaim from the ice plant. Also covered was Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) utilizing active desiccant systems which are proving to be a cost-effective alternative for removing the latent load within the ventilation system. When the internal latent loads are also factored into the DOAS’s capacity, the downstream cooling systems target on sensible loads allowing for higher operating efficiencies and more stringent space humidity control. The actual meeting location was at the University Club of McMaster U at 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, also called the Alumni Memorial Hall—Building #8. We had at 5:00pm a Social Hour, followed by Dinner at 7:00p then the Feature Speaker. Cost for Dinner this night was Chapter Members—$40 Non-Chapter Members—$60 Students—$10. Many students were present and anxious to talk to the ASHRAE members present. The night also lead to the students looking at reviving the Student Branch again.

At the executive meeting just prior to the evening event, the Hamilton Chapter agreed to sponsor one qualifying student member who has an interest in attending the 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Jan 23 to 27, 2016 The selected student will have their registration, travel, and hotel expenses covered by the Chapter and will have a fantastic opportunity to network with the industry’s best and learn what the HVAC industry has to offer. We also agreed to continue its initiative to promote and support students that wish to explore the opportunities ASHRAE can provide. For the 2015/16 year, the Chapter is sponsoring students who sign up to become student members by funding their membership dues for one year.

Our 3rd meeting November 2015 of the year was held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 with the topic Variations and Influence of Ambient Conditions on Building Design Including Super Tall Buildings. Our speaker was Dr. Duncan Phillips, Principal at RWDI which does consulting in the Science of Buildings, Structures, and Environment. Topic covered project execution and developing new methodologies for analyzing buildings and the urban realm. The speaker has worked on many projects where the intention is to “manipulate” wind and outdoor temperature to achieve the right level of infiltration into naturally ventilated buildings and stadia (not too much, not too little) as well as generate perceptions of cooler streetscapes and occupied spaces. Some of the unique projects he has been involved with include sand mitigation for railways in the Middle East, stack effect in super tall buildings and a couple of net zero cities. Duncan noted that with the increase in building heights come engineering challenges which must be resolved. This seminar provided information about the use of weather data including vertical climate changes and its effects on Super Tall Buildings as well as the use of weather data from Toronto on buildings elsewhere in Ontario and the impact on design decisions. The Newsletter noted that transportation would be available for students from both McMaster University and Mohawk Collage campuses. Mark Long looked after the arrangements. The location for this meeting was at the Southcote 53 Tap and Grill 534 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON Timing was 5:00pm—Social Hour 6:00pm—Dinner 7:00pm—Feature Speaker.Cost for Dinner & Feature Speaker was Chapter Members—$45 Non-Chapter Members—$65 Students—$15.

There was no formal December 2015 Technical Presentation. However, being December we did hold our annual social event, nothing formal, just a chance to get to get together before the end of the year. It always seems that people quite enjoy the social hour before the dinner, so we get a chance this month to have a bit more time to spend together and catch up. The location was Beaver and Bulldog 2020 Lakeshore Road Burlington, ON at the usual times 5:00pm—Social Hour / Networking 6:00pm—Dinner 8:30pm—Close-out. Cost for Dinner: Chapter Members—$55 Non-Chapter Members—$70 Students—$15.

Our policy for advertising in Airways continues as it has been for many years: Business Card Advertising. A business card ad in the “Airways” Bulletin costs of $100.00 per card ($200.00 for a double sized ad) and will run a designated period. Position advertising continues to be available in the “Airways” Bulletin. The cost will be $100.00 per (reasonable sized) insert and will run for a period of 3 issues (unless informed that the position has been filled).

With a New Year 2016, the January 2016 meeting was held at the University Club of McMaster 1280 Main Street West Alumni Memorial Hall—Building #8 Hamilton, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 with the topic: HVAC Equipment, Building Management Systems, Big Data, and the Internet of Things [IOT. The presentation provided an overview of the underlying technologies and trends that support IOT, Big Data, and the User Experience in the HVAC/BAS industry puts focus on the changes, challenges, and opopportunities for people who design, manage, and maintain buildings and building management systems. The speaker was Joseph H. Klotz, Business Development Manager at Johnson Controls, Inc. The speaker’s career has been spent focusing on the use of technology to integrate sustainability and energy economy into large facilities. Joseph Klotz has been with Johnson Controls since 2005, and in the HVAC/BMS industry since 1981. again, ttransportation was available for students from both McMaster University and Mohawk Collage campus, arranged by Mark Long at mark.long@systemair.net Cost for Dinner: Chapter Members—$45 Non-Chapter Members—$65 Students—$15

Many chapter members were not at the chapter meeting, but were in Florida for the ARI and ASHRAE meeting. Some 66,000 attendees were there from around the world –the largest meeting ever outside of Chicago. The weather was unusually cold.

The February 2016 meeting was held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre 3063 South Service Road Burlington, ON. The topic was Noise and Classroom HVAC. It covered on how to Understand the Science of Sound; explained why RC25/NC30 is necessary for classroom applications and showed one how to determine what manufacturer’s sound data is required to design classrooms to meet this requirement. The speaker was Kevin McGachy, Director of Sales, Systemair | Changeair. The speaker has personal experience with product selection on countless classroom jobs. He is a Professional Engineer from the Uni- versity of Western Ontario. His experience will provide some application training. He works with the Changeair | Systemair R&D team to help them better understanding how to apply Sound Power to meet the background noise requirements from ANSI 12.60. Cost for Dinner: Chapter Members—$45 Non-Chapter Members—$65 Students—$15

The March Meeting was held in Hamilton Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the new Nickel Brook Brewery, 207 Burlington Street East Hamilton, ON. There was a tour of the award-winning Nickel Brook Brewery given by owner John Romano who covered the history of his proud new facility which is operating in a building used for beer making for more than 100 years. Tour included many free samples of their entire line-up of beers. It was followed by a gourmet pizza dinner. Cost for Tour & Dinner: Chapter Members—$30 Non-Chapter Members—$50 Students—$15

It was announced that this year’s Tournament will be held at Glendale Golf and Country Club (a Club Links Course), located in Hamilton on June 15with a 1pm Shot-Gun Start. The cost will be $175 per person and includes Golf, Cart, Supper, and Prize. When asked about the price, Dave said that this is our first increase in a long time. NEW this year will be a Simple SignUp online sign -up. This is a much easier way as we saw at our past CRC. However, there is a fee for this service, which I have built in. I also plan to increase the value of the gift cards.

The April 2016 Meeting was a joint meeting with the Toronto Chapter Monday April 11th, 2016, reception at 5PM ,dinner at 6 pm The location was again at the Holiday Inn, 590 Argus Rd Oakville ON. Some 140 were in attendance, limited capacity again. The topic was “The Green HVAC Concept —HVAC System Renovation in Existing Buildings” The speaker was a distinguished lecturer sponsored by ASHRAE HQs, a Dr. JERRY K.H. YANG, PhD a professor from Sun Yat-Sen University and a technical consultant of China Engineering Consultants. He had a powerpoint presentation on the renovation of existing buildings, especially the HVAC systems that can have a significant impact on their operational cost and competitiveness. He also covered how It can also lead to a new concept of designing HVAC systems, which presents great opportunity for energy savings, and leading to a sustainable future. The procedure normally initiated by computer simulation, followed with optimal operation strategies development and full-scale experimental validation. His presentation showed highlights the findings obtained and lessons learned from the 200 HVAC systems renovation projects he led. The procedure includes computer simulation using eQuest in establishing optimal operation strategies for systems with multiple chillers, the VWV and the VAV systems. Also, it will be demonstrated how thermal energy storage air-conditioning systems can be retro-fitted, without replacing its existing chillers, while reviving its cooling capacity simultaneously. Also, covered were procedures in upgrading system performances by implementing the Testing, Adjusting, Balancing and Commissioning (TAB/Cx) procedures recommended by the ASHRAE, with a slight modification and simplification, will be demonstrated.

The May 2016 meeting was held May 10th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, the Halton “A” Room 3063 South Service Rd Burlington, ON. Schedule included Networking at 5PM, Dinner at 6PM; Speaker 7 PM, Questions 8PM. Cost was Chapter Members: $45; Non-Members: $65 Chapter Students: $15 The speaker was Vincent J. Cushing, Jr. Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Q Coefficient Inc. He spoke on Buildings as Batteries: Reducing Energy/Expense Through Building/Grid Integration. Students were again offered transportation from Mohawk and McMaster.

At the Board meeting prior to the technical talk, Iain Hill (MP Chair) reported that we have 257 Society paid up Members assigned to the chapter and 29 students. We have 88 paid up chapter members.

Mark Long, SA Chair advised that the Student Branch at McMaster has recently voted in the following Board of Governors: President: Ahmed Ali; Vice President: Jeff Ryan; Secretary/Treasurer: Christina Douy; Recruitment Officer: Shubham Banik. at their Board meeting the Students agreed that they will compete in one of the student competitions.

This was our last technical meeting of the year. Next is our Golf event.

The June 2016 Meeting was hosted again by David Rasmussen for his 27th year as the Hamilton Chapter Chair. It was held June 15th, 2016 at the Glendale Golf & Country Club 401 Mount Albion Road Hamilton, a course never player in recent years. The weather was a mix of sun and some light rain on the last 4 holes. The Registration Deadline was Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. The event costs increased this year to $175/golfer and included: 18 Holes of Golf, One Power Cart per 2 people, Supper, Prize or Gift Card. The format is a Scramble Golf Tournament. The price increase of $25/ golfer is the first in more than 4 years. The Contact and Organizer was again David Rasmussen. Investors Group sponsored one hole at $200.00 which paid $5000.00 if anyone had a hole in one. Other first time sponsors paid $125 and returning sponsors paid $75. We had 117 paid players which 113 actually playing. No refunds were requested or offered. Brian Yager manned the 2nd longest drive on hole #9. The twist was the ball used was plastic with many holes. The winner was Jim Jarvis at 78.3 ft, 2nd was Michael Pace at 76.0 ft, 3rd was Bob Dunn at 75.3 ft. All got a priority pick from the prize able. All the golfers were finished by 6:00 pm, with a elaborate roast beef dinner served at 6:30 pm. We had 117 paid golfers with 114 actually playing. A scramble format was used allowing 3 drives/golfer to keep the game challenging. The team of Michael Harris, J.S. Rancourt, Adam Oatman and Josh Cox finished at 11 under par. The Ladies longest drive on the 8th hole was won by Christine Kemp. The Mens longest drive on the 11th hole was won by Glenn Kilmer. New this year was “Hole Assist” on the 10th fee where you could pay to use the “Pro Dive” for a small contribution in ASHRAE Research Canada. Also new on the #4 Hole, the Investers Group sponsored a Hole-In-One challenge for a $5000 prize No one won, however a name was picked a dinner for winning a Custom Made Putter. Jim Hickey won it. The event cost $9097.91 for golf, $4745.91 for the roast beef dinner, $3509.16 for prizes, and $432.60 for Simple Sign Up. New signs added $169.50. Gross profit was $4779.92, $3000 given to the RP Chapter Fund, leaving $1779.92 to go to chapter treasury.

The PAOE for 2015-2016 for Region 2 is as follows: The Hamilton Chapter Executive and Board of Governors for Aug 2016 to July 2017 is as follows: President and CRC Delegate: Francisco Mesicek; Vice-President, CRC Alternate, Membership Promotion Co-Chair: Iain Hill; Treasurer, BOG: Allan Antcliffe; Chapter Technology Transfer Chair, BOG: Mustafa Morsy; Chapter YEA; BOG; Chapter Special Events; Chapter Student Activities Co-Chair; YEA: Aaron Besseling; Chapter YEA Co-Chair: Ryley Besseling; Chapter Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair, BOG, Robyn Ellis; Chapter Refrigeration Committee: Kevin Hu; Student Activities Co-Chair: James S Cotton; BOG, Chapter Student Activities Chair, Mark Long; Chapter Administrator: Christor Makarewicz; BOG, H&A, Chapter Historian: George Menzies; BOG, Research Promotion Chair, Past President: John Molnar; BOD, Special Events Chair; RP Co-Chair: David Rasmussen; Chapter Webmaster: Jeremy Tyson Stockmans; BOG, Membership Co-Chair: Reaz Usmanali; Grassroots Government Advocacy Co-Chair Quiton Voskamp.

A Summer Summit was held June 9th, 2016 at the Southcote 53 Tap and Grill in Ancaster. Present were John Molnar; Mark Long; Frank Mesicek, incoming Chapter President; David Rasmussen; Robyn Ellis; Colin Umbach; Iain Hill; Reaz Usmanali; Allan Antcliffe; and Mustafa Morsy. Treasurer Antcliffe reported that the current bank balance was $28,604.31 on April 30/16 vs $22,151.20 April 30/15. It was agreed that the fees continue as last year. Also, that Executive Meetings would be tried at different start times. Area assigned full Society Members were 286 with Chapter dues paying members 127. We had 21 new members, and 29 delinquents at year end. We had 21 students, one student branch at McMaster and one branch advisor Dr. Cotton at McMaster. We had 8 regular meetings with average attendance of 35. Meal costs were $50 for non-members, $45 for members. We finally met our chapter RP with $9,107 vs goal of $9000. The U of Waterloo will be active next year.

The CRC is in Moncton NB in August 2016. David Rasmussen stood in for G.Menzies in the Historical Workshop in Moncton.

Start of 2016-17 Society and Region 2 year

September 2016: The first meeting of the new 2016-17 year was held Sept 13/16 at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, ON. Meeting details: 5 pm Networking; 6 pm Dinner; 7 pm presentation; Chapter Members: $45; Non-members: $65; Students: $15. Topic: Energy Efficiency Options for Commercial Refrigeration. The speaker was Vince Zolli, P. Eng., VP of Engineering, KeepRite Refrigeration. Vince Zolli was born in raised in Brantford, Ontario and graduated from McMaster University in 2002 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Hired as a student in 2000 with KeepRite Refrigeration, Vince went on to work full time at KeepRite Refrigeration following his graduation at McMaster.  His time at KeepRite Refrigeration has seen him hold several positions and currently holds the position of Vice President of Engineering.  Some of his work at KeepRite has resulted in industry awards for innovation and currently holds 3 patents in commercial refrigeration design. Mr. Zolli spoke about the legislation in both Canada and the US, along with the demand of going Green to meet the efficiency standards of the near future – some impossible to meet based on present technology. A lawsuit brought forth more realistic legislation. These standards have now resulted in new energy efficiency options available in commercial refrigeration.  He then focused on one of the major improvements – the circuit board driven motor which reduced power useage. He added info on refrigerants and their future. Many questions from the attendees were answered. Some 49 were present.

An Executive me The Chapter Executive meeting followed the presentation at 9:30 pm. ATTENDEES: Mark Long, Aaron Besseling, Frank Mesicek, Iain Hill, Reaz Usmanali, Jeremy Stockmans, George Menzies, Robyn Ellis, Mustafa Morsy, Vivek Kumar. ABSENT: Bill McCartney, Chris Makarewicz, Ryley Besseling, David Rasmussen, Colin Umbach, John Molnar, Allan Antcliffe. Current bank balance was $33,302.10 vs $32,631.28 for last year. Records show 255 society Members, 33 students; 127 dues paying chapter members. Mustafa announced that PDH certificates will be available to meeting attendees. He noted that next meeting is planned for Faculity at McMaster. Nov will have a Distinguished Lecturer. GEM asked for info on Westdale Theatre which may have the oldest active A/C still in use. Reaz offered to assemble info for a historical bio. Aaron offered to make nametags for next meeting. It was agreed to continue retain fees the same as last year for meals, tabletop displays, membership. It was agreed to provide McMaster Branch with $500 to promote ASHRAE to students. Also agreed to sponsor student membership fees and to sponsor 1, maybe 2 students to attend Winter Society meeting. Mark took Minutes.

October 2016: The

October 2016: Hamilton Chapter meeting was held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at McMaster University, 1280 Main St West Hamilton, in the Alumni Memorial Hall Bldg #8 for an excellent plated dinner. After the Chapter Executive Meeting at 4 PM, the format meeting started at 7 PM. The speaker was Derek Cheung, P.Eng., VP, Director of Operations, Isotherm Engineering Ltd. Derek has been a Professional Engineer since 2001 after graduating with a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been in the engineering services field since graduation and later expanding into commissioning services since joining Isotherm Engineering Ltd. in 2007. He is a Certified Building Commissioning Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers and a Certified Commissioning Professional through the Building Commissioning Association. He covered a number of questions related to commissioning, [commissioning now shortened to Cx]. For example, what is the impact of commissioning on building operation and maintain- ability? What is the key to success in implementing commissioning into a traditional construction process? What are the pitfalls? The presentation reviewed many case studies in how commissioning dovetails into HVAC, electrical, and building envelope construction. He reviewed the new ASHRAE standard 202 and how it evolved through an ASHRAE technical committee formed in 1982. The standard outlines a complete plan for doing a Cx. There are 17 chapters detailing the 14 functional steps and deliverables to do an effective Cx. The goal of the standard 202 is based on a qualify focused process for enhancing the delivery of a project. Derek then reviewed examples of faulty installations he has found. The examples covered many of the HVAC&R aspects of a project. He then commented that when choosing a person or company to do a Cx, check out their expertise, experience, approach. Ask for references. In conclusion Derek said our industry is changing rapidly as new technology becomes available. Those doing Cx must keep up with these changes. They must guide clients on those successful changes to make sure they are implemented on their new projects.

November 2016 ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter monthly dinner meeting was held on Tuesday, November 8th with a Distinguished Lecturer sponsored by ASHRAE HQs. Meeting was at the Holiday Inn Burlington ON. Some 37 attendees including 9 students from student branches at Waterloo and McMaster. The topic was Don’t let your BIM go “BOOM”! Dealing with the potential liability issues of BIM. The Distinguished Lecturer/speaker E. Mitchell Swann, P.E. has over 20 years of experience in the areas of management, engineering and construction for a wide array of clients in diverse industries in the USA and abroad. Mr. Swann’s career has included dispute resolution, consultation, forensic analysis, engineering design, construction, commissioning, validation and troubleshooting for complex mechanical, instrumentation, electrical and control systems for high-tech industrial, institutional and commercial clients. Mr. Swann’s experience has included system design from concept development through construction, operations troubleshooting, master planning and expert witness consulting. He has served as liaison between the design and construction team during multiple projects and has been responsible for the successful field execution of the design intent, the start-up of critical building systems. He is well versed in the various types of project execution approaches from traditional bid\spec to design\build and has prepared proposals and scope documents for all types of projects. He has authored several articles on issues in professional practice including the “Standard of Care and Consequential Damages” and is a co-author of the “ASHRAE Survival Guide to Design\Build.” Mr. Swann is active in several Technical Committees within ASHRAE, including TC 1.7-General Business, Management and Legal Education, TC 2.8-Sustainable Design, TC 9.10-Laboratory Systems and TC 9.11-Clean Spaces where he served as Chair for two terms. He is also a member of ISPE and the ABA where he is vice-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Committee on Construction.

Mr. Swann stated that BIM has become a growing industry practice over the past 10 years. However, inconsistencies in approach, application, and intended use has made the realization of the theoretical benefits of BIM uneven. The lure of BIM is the allure of fewer field conflicts, fewer RFIs, a clearer understanding of what is being built, and no change orders. But if all parties aren’t on the same page, there can be some serious project mishaps that can make your BIM plans go BOOM! This program looks at some of the areas where a failure to communicate can clobber you. A good question period followed including a question about “stealing designs” from the BIM package by the initial bidders on a project. The USA election of Trump occurred during meeting.

The meeting summary that was published in the December Airways stated that the discussion focused on this new software known as BIM which is a software process involving the generation and management of digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of places – buildings, bridges, and diverse physical infrastructures. The speaker noted that BIM are computer files that are not always in proprietary formats which can be extracted, exchanged or networked by those involved in a bidding process. “BIM has become a growing industry practice over the past 10 years. However, inconsistencies in approach, application and intended use has made the realization of the theoretical benefits of BIM uneven. The lure of BIM is the allure of fewer field conflicts, fewer RFIs, a clearer understanding of what is being built and no change orders. But if all parties aren’t on the same page, there can be some serious project mishaps that can make your BIM plans go BOOM! This program looks at some of the areas where a failure to communicate can clobber you.” ASHRAE.

December’s 2016 Chapter Meeting was the annual winter social event. It was held at the Glanford Curling Club in Mt Hope. It was a private event arranged by David Rasmussen that included a crash course for those new to curling. Spouses were welcomed. Those not curling could watch. Cost was $25 for members, $30 for guests and $5 for the non-participants. Pizza was supplied, with refreshments available for purchase. Historian Menzies took pictures. Two full rinks or 16 ASHRAE participants took in the lesson and then curled. After a couple of ends and several slips and falls, most caught on to game with lots of sweeping. It definitely was a fun night and more than enough exercise. Again, thanks to our Social Chair David Rasmussen for a most memorable evening.

January’s 2017 Chapter Meeting was at tour at McMaster University of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind LIVE Lab. This new lab consists of a 12,000 square foot addition that was constructed to sit atop the existing Psychology Building. VRM was retained as the prime electrical. Mechanical consultant because unlike traditional project delivery models, the owner needed the complex structural design to be completed before engaging an architect. The project required the design team to engineer as lightweight a structure as possible. This proved to be challenging as acoustical theatre designs usually require extensive mass to dampen sound transmission. The structure is built on a conventional steel frame and has floating cast-in-place concrete slab floors to isolate sound transmission. To mitigate sound transfer of mechanical and electrical components into the LIVE Lab, all ductwork and electrical components were run in areas outside the theatre space as much as possible. Any penetration into the theatre space required acoustically dampened penetrations through the walls. Some quick facts: Heating was provided from the existing McMaster Central Utility Plant through a steam to water heat exchanger. Chilled water was used for cooling from the McMaster Central Utility Plant. The project used two air handling units – A constant volume air handler was dedicated to the LIVE Lab, the second VAV unit with terminal reheat served the remaining floor plan. Hydronic perimeter heating was used to address the envelop heating load. The main ductwork was run in acoustically lined duct shafts, any penetration required specific details provided as part of the acoustic consultant’s scope of work. Each penetration was inspected by the acoustic engineer. All ductwork serving the LIVE Lab was acoustically lined and run at a velocity of 700 FPM in main duct runs, with the velocity further reduced in branch ductwork. Minimal balancing dampers were permitted in supply ductwork serving the LIVE Lab. A Noise Criteria of below NC-10 was required in the LIVE Lab / Piano & Equipment Testing Space and Sound Booth. Supply air to the Live Lab was distributed to a large plenum and supplied at low level through custom diffusers. Return ductwork was supplied at high level

The Project Team: Structural Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services – VRM;Architectural Services – McCallum Sather Architects; Acoustic Consultant – Aercoustics; General Contractor – STF Construction; Mechanical Contractor – L.J. Barton and Halton Sheet Metal; Electrical Contractor – Clairmont Electrical. The Manager of the LIVE Lab is Dr. Dan Bosnyak. Some 29 attended including 2 students.

The Society Winter Meeting had the following facts: AHR EXPO/ASHRAE CONFERENCE Las Vegas Jan 2017. AHR had over 500,000 sq ft exhibit space; More than 2,000 exhibitors and over 68,000 industry professionals. There were attendees from every state in the U.S. and 150 countries worldwide. The ASHRAE Conference had 2,761 attendees; there were 699 committee meetings; there were 248 presentations via 331 speakers in Technical Program. Many from the chapter attended conference.

1st Name

Last Name

Company

City

Ron

Finnigan

Stantec Consulting

Burlington

Simon

Baruk

Engineered Air

Hamilton

John

Gowing

EI Solutions

Burlington

Aaron

Besseling

Besseling mechanical

Hamilton

Johnny

Graham

Big Ass Solutions

Mississauga

Leanne

Borges

City of Hamilton

Hamilton

Michael

Harris

HTS

Stoney Creek

Emily

Burgess

University of Waterloo

Waterloo

Iain

Hill

Johnson controls

Burlington

Carmen

Chu

City of Hamilton

Hamilton

Ray

Kampen

Johnson Controls

Burlington

James

Cotton

McMaster University

Hamilton

Vivek

Kumar

Systemair

Tillsonburg

Sreekant

Damodara

McMaster University

Hamilton

Mark

Long

Systemair

Simcoe

Robyn

Ellis

City of Hamilton

Hamilton

Francisco

Mesicek

Johnson Controls

Richmond Hill

Ron

Finnigan

Stantec Consulting

Burlington

John

Molnar

CoEng Advisors

Burlington

John

Gowing

EI Solutions

Burlington

Mustafa

Morsy

DEI & Associates

Waterloo

Johnny

Graham

Big Ass Solutions

Mississauga

Ramin

Namvar

Systemair Inc.

Tillsonburg

Michael

Harris

HTS

Stoney Creek

Ashkan

Oghabi

Systemair

Kitchener

Iain

Hill

Johnson controls

Burlington

Simon

Pieta

Engineered Air

Hamilton

Ray

Kampen

Johnson Controls

Burlington

Surya

Quiterio

Efficiency Engineering

Cambridge

Vivek

Kumar

Systemair

Tillsonburg

Mitchell

Rohrer

Johnson Controls

Burlington

Mark21st

Long

Systemair

Simcoe

Simon

Sahi

JCI

Burlington

Francisco

Mesicek

Johnson Controls

Richmond Hill

Jila

Samadi

University of Waterloo

Waterloo

John

Molnar

CoEng Advisors

Burlington

Shaba

Shringi

City of Hamilton

Hamilton

Mustafa

Morsy

DEI & Associates

Waterloo

Jeremy

Stockmans

SystemAir

Tillsonburg

February 2017 Chapter Meeting: Dinner and the presentation was held at the Holiday Inn in Burlington Tues Feb 21st, 2017. Being Historical night, the 1st speaker was George Menzies a recent recipient of the 50 year ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award. As Chapter Historian delivered a presentation on the history of the Society and the new branding and logo. Some 39 members were present. The feature presentation was the Oxford County 100% Renewable Energy Commitment project. The evenings two speakers Josh Gibbins, P.Eng Senior Energy Engineer at WalterFedy Consulting Engineers and Patrick Darby, P.Eng Senior Energy Engineer also at WalterFedy from their Kitchener Office 675 Queen Street South, Suite 111 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  N2M 1A1, They discussed the Oxford County 100% Renewable Energy Commitment project, a WalterFedy Energy Project. Patrick Darby opened and outlined the scope of the projection. On June 24, 2015, Oxford County Council unanimously passed a motion to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, becoming the first municipality in Ontario to commit to such a target. Smart Energy Oxford is a coalition of municipalities, sustainable energy businesses, LDCs, and private citizens committed to the renewable energy industry in Oxford County. Smart Energy Oxford is to identify baseline energy use, develop short and long term targeting, and develop a dashboard for tracking. A major requirement for the successful ongoing analysis of the 2050 goal is to have reproducible reporting throughout the next 32 years. This is a new approach which will eliminate the errors in tradition spreadsheets. This portion of the talk was done by Josh Gibbins who shared the innovative techniques he developed for reporting, which he named as Reproducible Reporting. This new technique addresses the problems of multiple report iterations by writing both the report narrative and the analysis together. Changes made in the narrative or analysis in one part of the project cascade through the other parts, generating a fully updated version of the document that is never out of date. This process also allows for the quick generation of report iterations and eliminates the “cut & paste” errors that are typical of current methods. This allows for instant updates when parameters change during the next 32 years. The new technique is from info on the internet that anyone can access and learn how to do. Students now graduating appear to be able to use the technique with ease. The older users of spreadsheets will need to update themselves to the new format. The question period was quite informative. Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.

Hamilton Chapter March 14, 2017 Meeting

The meeting was held at the University of Waterloo and included tours of Engineering 6 Building [Eng6] and Central Utilities Plant[CUP] prior to dinner. The 35 attendees were divided into 2 groups for the tours. Tour 1 was Engineering 6 Building [Eng6]: This project was a complex one in part because of the significant mechanical and electrical components required to serve more than 40 independent and unique research labs. The M&E scope comprised half of the contract value, and is similar to the services found in a hospital. Tour 2 was the Central Utilities Plant [CUP]: It operates and maintains the district energy facilities, high-pressure distribution systems, and stand-alone heating and cooling plants. The CUP Tour led was led by Rick Zalagenas, Director of Maintenance and Utilities at University of Waterloo. The Eng6 Tour led by Chris Ford, Energy Manager at University of Waterloo. The attendees enjoyed the tours especially relevant given that March is National Engineering Month. Our Host for the evening was the University of Waterloo – Co-operative Education & Career Action; Emily Burgess, Marketing Outreach Coordinator, Co-operative Education & Career Action (emily.burgess@uwaterloo.ca) Suman Armitage, Director of Communications & Marketing (suman@uwaterloo.ca) Dana Evans Laity, Marketing Outreach Manager (dana.evanslaity@uwaterloo.ca). “The University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education & Career Action Department” was delighted to host our March meeting. ASHRAE’s presence on campus provided a wonderful opportunity for Waterloo students to connect with industry professionals and see the mechanics behind two of Waterloo’s unique buildings. Waterloo is grateful to have a strong relationship with ASHRAE and looks forward to future events together. The dinner was at Federation Hall at 8 PM, Tours took place at 6 PM and 7PM. Cost $45 chapter Members; $65 guests, Students $15

March 30th,2017 Special event attended by Chapter President Frank Mesicek March 30, 2017

The City of Hamilton hosted the Ontario South Central chapter of the IFMA for a building tour on Thursday, March 30th. Built in 2012, Harry Howell Arena is an 18 million dollar project designed to LEED Silver criteria by dpai architecture in partnership with RDH Architects. The Waterdown Library and Senior’s Recreation Centre in Waterdown, designed by RDH Architects, has won a Canadian Architect National Award of Excellence. The new building serves the City of Hamilton well as a vibrant hub for the Waterdown community.

April 3rd, 2017 Joint Meeting [Hamilton and Toronto chapters],

This meeting was the annual joint meeting of the ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter and ASHRAE Toronto Chapter. Some 170 were present. 5 pm – 6 pm networking & hour d’ourves. 7 pm – 9 pm key note speaker & panel discussion. Location Mississauga Grand Banquet Hall, 35 Brunel Road Mississauga just off Hurontario. U of Waterloo had a display table. The Toronto Chapter’s Gazette provided details of the meeting and why the topic is so significant in today’s environment with the following statement: Every year, building owners and managers across our country organize sustainability events, such as Earth Hour, to demonstrate their dedication towards environmental stewardship. These events allow for occupant and public engagement and share the cause with a broader audience. Every individual contribution matters and everyone can make a positive impact in their own way. As an active member of ASHRAE, there are plenty of opportunities to make a positive impact as well. Whether you want to join an ASHRAE technical committee, support the development of an ASHRAE Standard, influence political leaders, or volunteer at the local chapter level – everyone can find a way to make a positive impact.

Environmental stewardship is at the core of ASHRAE’s values and is engrained into everything we do. As a society, our mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

This April 3rd, 2017 meeting aligns perfectly with this ongoing theme. Its purpose was to learn about The Toronto 2030 District, a collaboration of real-estate, design, construction and community stakeholders working together to accelerate climate action in downtown Toronto. It applies to other municipalities as well. This April meeting focused on sustainability. It was designed to be a CALL TO ACTION to all of our ASHRAE Members to find a way to make a positive impact on the built environment. Whether you are designing a new mechanical system, operating a building, implementing a technology or educating a classroom of students, take this month of April to make a positive change in the world around you.

To help members understand the purpose of the Toronto 2030 District it is the first Canadian member of a network of high performance urban Districts across North America – is a collaboration of real-estate, design, construction and community stakeholders working to accelerate climate action in downtown Toronto.

Toronto 2030 District Executive Director Jeff Ranson led the discussion on building for 2030, and how design practice and the buildings industry will need to adapt to this new paradigm. Several Panelists shared their views on low-carbon building design, deep-energy retrofits, designing for district future climate conditions, and emerging policy and market drivers in the GTHA. Bios for the participants follow:

Jeff Ranson Since 2002, Jeff has been actively involved in leading market transformation for the built environment. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District, the first Canadian entry in a network of North American conservation districts. Prior to co-founding the Toronto 2030 District, Jeff authored national and state roadmaps for low-carbon housing in Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico, and aided in the development of international zero-energy and near zero-energy pilot projects through the Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate. Additionally, Jeff is a lead facilitator for the Enbridge Savings By Design builder conservation program and was the lead instructor for the Canada Green Building Council’s Certified Sustainable Building Advisor program. Jeff holds an HBA from the Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and innovation from OCADU.

Panelists:

1. Adrian Sluga Executive Director of Toronto 2030. He has MBA, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP, CBCP. Adrian is a Senior Vice President for Commissioning & Building Analytics for JLL North America. He brings with him over 15 years of leadership and experience on large-scale, complex projects across a breadth of fields, and uses his business acumen, strategic planning, and thought leadership to bring direction and experience to the company and its project teams. Through his combination of contracting, engineering, development, and property management experience, Adrian brings a highly specialized skillset to every project.  In combination with his technical knowledge, Adrian leads a highly proficient and specialized practice across North America, providing project management, commissioning, and energy management services.  In addition, he also ensures the seamless and successful best-in-class delivery of services across all sectors to all clients, to bring real value and deliver/realize results. Since joining JLL, Adrian has overseen the commissioning practice deliver high quality, specialized professional services for construction projects of more than $3B in value, and over 15,000,000 sq.ft.

2. Bryan Purcell is the Director of Policy and Programs at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), an award-winning public agency dedicated to addressing climate change and air quality in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Bryan’s work focuses on accelerating the decarbonization of the built environment through development of innovative policies, programs, and business solutions.  He directs the TowerWise Program, through which TAF has financed and implemented major energy and Indoor Environmental Quality retrofits in ten low-income housing towers, using the buildings as living labs to advance understanding of the impact of retrofits on GHG emissions, indoor air quality, and occupant comfort.  Bryan also works with the City of Toronto on the development of green building policies including the Toronto Green Standard.

3. Duncan Phillips (Ph.D., P.Eng.) joined RWDI in 2000 as a Specialist and became a Principal in 2009. He is now the Global Practice Leader for Building Performance/Physics at RWDI. He is involved in developing passive and low energy design solutions for individual buildings and communities. 

Duncan comes to resiliency and climate change from the perspective of understanding how buildings and communities will respond to future climate conditions.  This includes predicting the future weather and then modeling the impact.  Examples of this include assessing the change in energy demand of buildings to reviewing future conditions in the urban realm based on changes in climate including heat island.  

4. Steve Kemp M.A.Sc., B.Eng., B.Sc., P.Eng, LEED® AP BD+C, Principal, RDH Building Science. Steve Kemp is a building science engineer specializing in energy modeling and design, and sustainability. His work experience includes a wide range of projects including green building design facilitation, renewable energy technology studies and energy research. Steve has developed energy modeling software for Natural Resources Canada, the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as utilities and product suppliers.

Steve has undergraduate degrees in Physics and Engineering as well as a Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, a past-president of the IBPSA-Canada, and past-chair the Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group for the CaGBC and a Director for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.

After each panelist spoke, a very vibrant question period followed. Meeting adjourned at 9PM

The Chapter executive noted that only a few local members travelled the extra distance to this year’s combined meeting with Toronto with the location being the issue. They will look at a combined meeting with London next year with Cambridge ON being a suggested location.

George Menzies noted that this particular meeting addressed the major short falls in any planned energy plan. Cities must step up and put into place standards now on any upgrades or replacements equipment if any overall reduction in energy use will be achieved.

President Frank Mesicek summarized this joint meeting. Some 170 people attended the joint meeting with ASHRAE Toronto Chapter in Mississauga. It was a great networking opportunity and included some excellent tabletop presenters, like University of Waterloo. The panel called the Toronto 2030 District – the first Canadian member of a network of high performance urban Districts across North America – is a collaboration of real-estate, design, construction and community stakeholders working to accelerate climate action in downtown Toronto. • Toronto 2030 District Executive Director, Jeff Ranson led a discussion on building for 2030, and how design practice and the buildings industry will need to adapt to this new paradigm. • Panelists shared their views on low-carbon building design, deep-energy retrofits, designing for future climate conditions, emerging policy and market drivers in the GTHA. • Panel Discussion was followed by a very engaged Q&A session!

OBIT Leonard Wheeler passed away peacefully at home on Friday April 14, 2017. Len was a retired employee of Group 8 Engineering for over 50 years of dedicated service and a past member of the Hamilton ASHRAE Chapter. Len was also an avid golfer and a school bus driver for Attridge. We will all miss that happy face.

May 2017 Chapter Meeting

The topic for May 2017 was Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology which has energy-saving potential and ease of installation and maintenance. VRF provides customized control for different zones by constantly modulating refrigerant temperature and varying ventilation speed, thereby saving energy. The speakers covered the following: 1. Energy Efficient Building Design Using VRF in Cold Climates by Mounib Chadi 2. Emergence of VRF Technology and Upcoming Trends of the System by Syed Abid

Speaker bios: Syed Abid holds a B.Eng. degree and is completing a M.Eng. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Ryerson University. He has 16 years of experience in the consultative selling of HVAC systems and solutions in diverse global markets. He has worked with Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada for the last four years promoting VRF and VRF integrated products and technology in Ontario. Syed is a member of the ASHRAE Toronto chapter since 2013.

Mounib Chadi holds a B.Eng. and a Masters in Energy Conservation. He had seven years of consulting experience before joining Technicair (design build contractor) in 2013 as the Director of Engineering. Mounib was one of the early adopters of VRF technology in North America including the design of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority headquarters in London, Ontario, a LEED Platinum building considered one of the most energy efficient buildings in Canada.

Research Promotion Investment: ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter is excited to announce a historic moment for our Chapter. University of Waterloo Co-operative Education & Career Action department, a strong Chapter supporter, has contributed towards the campaign and become our first ever Platinum Chapter Contributor. This is a monumental 5-year commitment of support from U of W and is a substantial portion of our campaign for the coming 5 years.

May 28th,2017 Social Night – Joint meeting with OACETT. A joint social meeting with ASHRAE and OACETT was held at Flamboro Downs in Dundas Ontario. Included was FREE Parking, Racing Program, Roast Beef Buffet, $5 coupon for Slot Machines below, dinner at “The Top of the Turn” restaurant. Timing: 5:00pm Arrive & Meet; 6:00pm Races Start; 5:00 – 8:30pm Buffet Some 18 in attendance who had a great time at Flamboro Downs. The 5th Race was designated to our 2 groups meaning we got to go down and meet the winning horse and jockey. Many bet on “#5 in the 5th” and many stood at the finish line coaxing it to a victory! Many cashed in huge for horse “Sword of the Spirit”.

Annual ASHRAE Hamilton Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. Registration included 18 holes of golf, one power cart per two people, dinner, and many prizes to be won. Our long serving Social Chair David Rasmussen hosted his 28th year as Tournament organizer with a picture perfect sunny day. The temperature was a hot 23C. The course for the 2nd year in a row was Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton. Golfers all finished the 18 holes by 6:15pm. Supper went off at 6:30pm. We had 100 golfers this year again a Scramble format was used, and a 3 Drives per person requirement to keep the game challenging. The team of Michael Carr, Chris McClelland, Joe Bryson and Jim Grieve finished at 7 under Par. Ladies Longest Drive (Hole # 10) was won by Emily Burgess. Men’s Longest Drive (Hole # 8) was won by Andy Morin. Delano Rodriguez was our “Beat the Pro” on Hole #4 and awarded a sleeve of balls if you got your ball closer than him on this tricky elevated 4th Hole. If you didn’t beat him you got to throw 2 darts at employees from his company. Hit the target and you also won a sleeve of balls. George Menzies was at hole #10 offering Tee-off benefits to the golfers if they contributed to ASHRAE’s RP program. Almost all took up the offer. To top off a super day, every golfer got to pick a prize contributed by various members after dinner had finished.

Chapter Summer Summit Planning Meeting June 12th, 2017; This year’s host was Allan Antcliffe at his home in Cambridge. Almost all of the 2016-17 Chapter Executive and Board of Governors were there: Frank Mesicek, President; Iain Hill Pres-Elect and MP chair; Chris Makarewicz Chapter Administrator; Robyn Ellis, Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair; George Menzies, H&A Chair, Chapter Historian; Reaz Usmanali MP Co-Chair; Colin Umbach, Chapter Newsletter Editor; Kevin Hu Refrigeration Chair; John Molnar RP Chair; David Rasmussen Social Chair; Mark Long, Student Activities Chair; Aaron Besseling SA Co-Chairand YEA Chair; Mustafa Morsy CTTC; Allan Antcliffe Treasurer; Jeremy Stockmans Chapter Webmaster. Many good ideas to improve the chapter for 2017-18 were discussed. Again, this year, many on the executive will be going to the CRC in Montreal.

Report from the ASHRAE Summer Conference June 24 to 28, 2017 in Long Beach CA by chapter member Aaron Besseling. “I was honoured to be selected as the 2017 LeaDRS participant for Region 2 shadowing Doug Cochrane for the duration of the 4 day Long Beach Summer conference. The LeaDRS experience opened my eyes to how large of an organization ASHRAE really is. As my understanding of ASHRAE society operations grew I quickly realized how important a role the chapters play and how my role in the Hamilton chapter can make a difference in the big picture. The benefits of attending this conference were immediately realized on day 1 at my first ashrae meeting. Being able to network on a global level with likeminded professionals was a completely new experience for me as well as a huge opportunity for growth. As I was exposed to what I later described to my colleges as the United Nations of the Mechanical industry I discovered a whole new appreciation for how vast and well operated this grass roots volunteer organization is run and became increasingly excited for my role in its operations. Doug Cochrane went out of his way to make the LeaDRS experience as beneficial for me as possi- ble. He insured that I was exposed to not only the sections of ASHRAE that he was heavily involved in but also encouraged me to break out on my own to find comities and seminars that sparked my interest. This led to me finding technical seminars on; net zero code requirements, building controls of the future, and design strategies for smart cities. This was on top of the technical comities I dis- covered such as the technical committee on climate change, VRF, and designing for cold climate. Doug also made it a large priority to introduce me to as many people as possible at every social event we attended. Everyone I met from society executive to my fellow LeaDRS participants had nothing but positive things to say about the ASHRAE community experience and they all had the opinion that ASHRAE has given more to them in life experience than they could possibly give back in volunteer hours. The high light of the conference for me was being able to sit in on the President Elects Advisory Committee meeting. I had the pleasure of watching society president elect Sheila Hayter host a brainstorming session on what challenges the mechanical industry will face in the next decade and how ASHRAE should be positioning its self to support the industry through those challenges. Being in the room when leaders of a global society are discussing big issues like climate change and a big opportunity such as globalization was an unbelievable experience. To watch Sheila orchestrate these conversations then take the notes to formulate a broad strokes game plan on her year as president was not only a valuable lesson for my career but also an inspiration to further my experience with ASHRAE.

In closing I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Audrey Dupuis for honouring me with such an amazing opportunity, Doug Cochrane for the outstanding mentor ship, guidance and for tailoring the LeaDRS experience to match my interests, as well as the ASHRAE community for supporting the LeaDRS program and taking the time to explain the ins and outs of the society. I am extremely great full for the chance to develop my self and am looking forward to increasing my involvement with ASHRAE.

The next event was the CRC hosted by the Montreal Chapter August 25-27, 2017 at the ALT Hotel. The chapter report at the CRC follows: Hamilton 037 Chapter Activity Report for Year 2016-2017 delivered by Iain Hill for Chapter President Frank Mesicek who was delayed attending Region 2 CRC held in Montreal until Sat Aug 26/17. Meeting was Aug 25th to Sun Aug 27/17. The Chapter Executive for 16-17 consisted of Aaron Besseling – YEA Chair, Secretary; Allan Antcliffe – Treasurer; Colin Umbach – Newsletter Editor; David Rasmussen – RP Co-Chair, Social; Frank Mesicek – President; George Menzies – History Chair; Iain Hill – MP Chair, President-Elect; Jeremy Stockmans – Webmaster; John Molnar – RP Chair; Kevin Hu – Refrigeration; Mark Long – SA Chair; Mustafa Morsy – CTTC Chair; Reaz Usmanali – MP Co-Chair (Retention); Robyn Ellis – CGGC Chair. Report details:

  • Other Technical Events beside chapter meetings: Robyn Ellis, Chair of our Grassroots

Government Affairs Committee[GGAC] held a joint meeting with IFMA and COH March 31, 2017 to discuss funding opportunities for green buildings, sustainability and infrastructure. [Info sent to ASHRAE’s HQs Government Affairs Office.]

  • YEA Activities: YEA ‘s Trampoline Dodge Ball. Feb 23/17; YEA’s 3rd Annual Ultimate Frisbee Game June 10/17 in Brantford’s Silver Bridge Park with ASHRAE’s London and Hamilton Chapters in an ongoing battle for bragging rights. 11 participated. YEA has been reaching out to the HHCA for a joint meeting. YEA approached the Hamilton Hive about having YEA sit as a member. Continued to offer complimentary rides from McMaster to student chapter members to attend chapter meetings

  • Social Events: December 13th, 2016, Curling at the Glanford Curling Club; May 28/17, Joint Horse Racing Event with OACETT and ASHRAE; June 14/17, Hamilton Chapter Scramble Golf Tournament at Glendale Golf Club

  • Research Promotion/Fundraising: Chapter Goal was $9500, actually raised $9557 (This includes a special 5-year $15,000 investment from the University of Waterloo of which $3000 was credited in 2017).

  • Chapter Finances: Chapter Bank Balance is down from $32,631.28 in June 2015 as we have been sending 1 to 2 students to each of the past two Winter Society Meetings [cost is about $ 1,700/ student] – thus we are now operating in a deficit position. Costs for this year’s Montreal CRC will also reduce assets.) Date of Last Audit was Aug 2017. Number of Chapter Members 127; Society dues paying members is 257, no major change.

  • New things implemented during the year: Varied meeting location which resulted in higher average attendance; Getting better leverage from SSU (Simple Sign-Up). Higher student engagement is starting to show results.[students special meal cost at $15.plus free ride to meeting]; Experimented with later meeting starts, due to difficulty of people to make it on-time. Experimented with different times and formats for the Exec Meetings, again due to time-constraints. Approved at Summer Summit 2017 to raise chapter meal prices to try to reduce asset losses.

  • Things you are proud of during year: Great attendance at chapter meetings; having some 11 members attending Moncton CRC plus spouses, and many members attending ASHRAE Winter and Summer meetings including participation at several TC meeting; Team Building.

Greater Student Engagement, active Student Branches at McMaster and U of Waterloo; Able to send 1 or 2 student ASHRAE members to Society Meetings; Making really good progress on increasing PAOE totals this year. Publishing article on Westdale Theater, Canada’s 1st A/C theatre in 1935, helped with deadly heat wave of 1936

  • What about year 2017-2018? Tough year ahead as changes in Leadership and Chairs, given the end of a 2-year cycle; Continued focus on Student involvement in Chapter; Anticipate growth in the University of Waterloo Student Chapter; Look for ways to cut costs and increase revenue to achieve a balanced budget. Next year’s CRC location will cost less to send Members which should help; the requirement for Engineers in Ontario to accumulate PDC’s may help attendance – given a good topic, which with the new $50/meal cost should increase revenue. New rate for Life Members at $35 may help attract some of our older members.

2017-2018Executive for 2017-18 is as follows:

President Frank Mesicek, C.E.T., PMP; Research Promotion John Molnar, P.Eng., LEED AP; Events:David Rasmussen, C.E.T. Treasurer Allan Antcliffe, P.Eng.;YEA Aaron Besseling and Ryley Besseling; Membership Promotion Iain Hill, LEED AP; and Reaz Usmanali, B.Eng., LEED AP Student Activities Mark Long and Aaron Besseling; Historian George Menzies, P.Eng.; C.T.T.C. (Programs) Mustafa Morsy;Grassroots Government Advocacy Robyn Ellis, B.Eng., CFM and Quinton Voskamp; AirwaysMatteo Ravelli

ASHRAE Hamilton September Dinner Meeting held Tuesday, September 12th, 2017. The topic of the night was Acoustical Engineering Design of Canada’s Quietest Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, and was presented by Todd Busch. Todd presented a talk on the “Acoustical Engineering Design of Canada’s Quietest Nanotechnology Research Laboratory”. The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) is a National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) facility situated on the campus of the University of Alberta. Design and construction of the facility started in 2002 with commissioning occurring during 2006. The NINT has supported groundbreaking research at nano scales and beyond. The Government of Canada, through the NRCC, has proclaimed the NINT to be the ‘quietest’ research facility in Canada. The facility contains clean rooms with both high airflow volumes and ‘characterization’ suites that are the home of instrumentation (e.g., electron microscopes) that have known sensitivities to excessive noise and vibration. The issues of design concern included architectural, mechanical / electrical, and structural performance to achieve the lowest practical levels of adverse noise and vibration throughout the building. Todd will discuss the various problems that arose and the technical approaches that were applied to arrive at tangible solutions.
Speaker Bio: Todd Busch, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., P.E., INCE Bd. Cert., is an engineer with 20 years of experience consulting on issues related to acoustics, noise, and vibration. He has an academic background in mechanical engineering studying noise control and has been employed as an acoustical consultant in Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Calgary, New York, and currently Toronto. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and California and is Board Certified through examination by the Institute of Noise Control Engineers.

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