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ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter 145

Summary of past meetings


All meetings after April 2016, please see the Events Calendar month view.  

All meetings 2003 to April 2016 see below

All meetings prior to 2003 click here 



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Thursday 16 April 2015, 05:00pm - 09:00pm

ASHRAE Standard 100-Energy Efficiency in existing buildings

Cedric Trueman presented updates on the newly published ASHRAE Standard 100-Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings.

Presented By: Cedric Trueman

Location:The Lakes Grillhouse




Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Presentation: Past, Present & Future of Air Filtration and Purification

Simple technologies used for particulate air filtration can be traced back to the 1600's. Fast forwarding through the past 50 years reveals an increasing need for air purification tools to combat noxious vapours, toxins, biotoxins even radioactive particles. HEPA, irradiation, activated carbon and ionizer technologies are modern tools available to system designers and operators to ensure acceptable indoor air quality. Please join us this in-depth look at the state of the art in air filtration and purification.

Presented By:Frank Stamatatos, President, SecureAire Inc.

Location:The Lakes Grillhouse


Thursday, February 12th
Presentation: Pump & Hydronic System Best Practices

Please join us for a detailed look at the application of pumps in hydronic systems. This presentation will cover pump basics through hydronic system fundamentals and pump selection. Especially useful for engineering students, junior/intermediate designers and installation contractors.

Presenter John Williams is Taco's business development manager for North America with extensive experience in pump applications.

We're also pleased to feature a brief presentation by visiting Regional Vice Chair Leslie Jonsson on the Living Building Challenge sustainable building certification program. Launched by the Cascadia Green Building Council, LBC is considered the most rigorous green building standard and includes Net Zero building energy certification.

Presented By:John Williams, Business Development Manager, Taco Commercial Products

Location:The Lakes Grillhouse


Thursday, January 15th
Presentation: Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Systems

You are hereby invited to an in-depth presentation on air-to-air energy recovery technology and its application in modern HVAC systems. Common methods including heat wheels, enthalpy wheels, fixed plate cross flow heat exchangers, heat pipe heat exchangers and water-glycol runaround loops are all featured. Learn about important considerations in the proper selection and application of these systems, such as the difference between efficiency and effectiveness.

Presented By:Cliff Holcomb, Regional Sales Manager, Heat Pipe Technology Inc.

Location:The Lakes Grillhouse



Christmas Social-YEA-Dec 11 8pm-10pm
Social Mixer-YEA

As we enter the holiday season, we would like to have a social mixer night with a YEA focus. You do not need to be a young member to attend but it is encouraged to bring one with you.

We are also extending the invitation to some of our fellow professional organizations such as AIBC, BCBEC, CSC, VICA and others.

It should be a great night with a little competition and an opportunity to meet other professionals in the industry. If you are interested in supporting this event but are unable to attend, please considering sponsoring some positions please let us know and they will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

Location:Langford Lanes 
1097 Langford Pkwy, Victoria, BC V9B 0A5



Monday, November 17th
Presentation: North Island Hospital

The North Island Hospitals Project is a $606.2 million dollar healthcare facility that will provide over 776,000 square feet of new acute care capacity to North Vancouver Island. The project is being delivered under the Private Public Partnership (P3) contract model, and is currently under construction.

This interactive session will provide attendees with a good understanding of the project, and specific mechanical systems approach and delivery for cutting edge healthcare facilities.

Presented By:

Tariq Amlani, Mechanical Engineer & Sr. Associate, Stantec

The Lakes Grillehouse [MAP]



Thursday October 16th
Presentation: Advances in VRF/VRV Technology


Variable Refrigerant systems can be an efficient and flexible solution for HVAC applications thanks to their use of refrigerant as a common heating/cooling medium. The result has been tremendous growth of commercial VRF installations across North America in recent years.  Please join us for a presentation covering best practices through to the latest advances in VRF technology. Our presenter Richard Clarke has been with Daikin for over a year and works from his Ontario office with engineers, owners and people in the field to successfully implement this technology. In addition to previous sales roles with Fantech and Olympic International, Richard also has a background in automotive component manufacturing where he worked on streamlining gasket production in Mexico, USA and the UK.

Presented By:
Richard Clarke, VRV Commercial Sales Manager, Daikin

The Lakes Grillehouse [MAP]



Sept 19 2014

YEA event at the Yates Street Taphouse

This is a friendly reminder of our YEA event at the Yates Street Taphouse tonight. The event is open to chapter members and non-members.




THURSDAY JUNE 26th, from 4pm


Please join ASHRAE V.I. for an evening of socializing
at Canoe Brewpub on Thursday June 26th. The
evening includes a “Fleet” 5 glass beer sampler,
brewery tour, appetizers/canapés and no host bar.





ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter is pleased to present our third
and final Distinguished Lecturer of the 2013/14 season. Mr.
Williams is owner and president of Utility Services Unlimited
specializing in energy efficient systems studies, designs and
performance verification. His specialty for 41 years has been
automatic controls, their application and design for reliable,
simplified operation.
This discussion will present common energy conservation
opportunities available in central chiller plants with a particular focus
on pumping systems and controls systems. If you’ve ever wanted
to know more about controls systems and their application in
mechanical systems don’t miss this opportunity.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:30 PM 


We are pleased that you are attending the “ASHRAE Vancouver Island, 2014 Tradeshow Dinner”
Meet and Greet with wandering close up magic No Host Bar 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Harbor Room 



Presented By LILY M.WANG, PH.D., P.E.

ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter is pleased to welcome
Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Lily Wang, Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator of the Architectural Engineering Program
at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
This presentation will review the importance of classroom
acoustics and discuss recent research about the effects of
classroom acoustics on speech intelligibility and student
achievement. The current ANSI Standard S12.60 on
classroom acoustics is presented, followed by general
guidelines for good acoustics design in these environments,
particularly with regards to HVAC systems. A specific case
study is presented with audio samples to demonstrate the impact of appropriate HVAC
system design towards achieving acceptable classroom acoustics





ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter is pleased to welcome the first of
three ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer’s scheduled for 2014. With
over 17 years of experience in the HVAC field, Mr. Abellon works
closely with engineers supporting projects that integrate radiant
heating and cooling strategies to maximize energy efficiency.
Attendees will gain an understanding of how radiant cooling systems
can be used as part of an energy-efficient design solution.




THURSDAY January 9th, 2014

William P. “Bill” Bahnfleth, ASHRAE Fellow, ASME Fellow, is a
professor of Architectural Engineering and director of the Indoor
Environment Center at Pennsylvania State University. Bahnfleth’s
Presidential Theme, “Shaping the Next,” focuses on embracing our
responsibility to “Our World” – fellow humans and the earth, to make
buildings safe, healthy, productive, comfortable environments in
harmony with nature. To do this, he believes we must develop
“Ourselves” – the human resource of the professional community, and
transform “Our Work” – what we do, how we do it, and who we do it
with, by becoming more global in outlook, broader in scope, and more
collaborative in approach. He has conducted research on a diverse range of topics and
authored more than 125 articles and technical papers.
We’ll also have a short presentation by Fortis BC on their energy efficiency & conservation
(EEC) programs, demand side management practices that influence how customers think
about and consume energy.

4670 Elk Lake Drive, Saanich BC. V8Z 5M2




WEDNESDAY December 11th, 2013

Please join us for our annual ASHRAE Chapter 145
Christmas Party at the VIEW ROYAL CASINO. Come enjoy
this social evening mixer and muti-course dinner complete
with free slot tournament and blackjack lessons and prizes!
Catch up with past chapter members as we celebrate our
chapter’s history with a Past Presidents evening. Spouses
are very welcome.

Location: VIEW ROYAL CASINO, 1708 Island Highway



Thursday 14 November 2013, 05:00pm - 09:00pm



We’ll explore energy efficiency through continuous optimization while looking forward to the impact on building management of recent innovations including cloud computing, mobile data access, wireless networking and smart grids.

Howard Johnson Hotel 


THURSDAY September 12th, 2013

Please join us for an informative presentation on the technical considerations and potential pitfalls of VFD application
in modern mechanical building systems.

4670 Elk Lake Drive, Saanich BC. V8Z 5M2



THURSDAY – May 16th, 2013 – Monthly Meeting

Thrifty Foods Retail Support Centre
Tour and Dinner

The Retail Support Centre was opened July 12, 2012
and was designed and constructed according to
LEED-level principles and is estimated to save
approximately 1.7 million kWh or the power
equivalent of heating 150 B.C. homes per year.

Tour Location: Thrifty Food’s Retail Support Centre
Intersection of McDonald Park and Mills Roads in North Saanich

Dinner Location: Mary’s Bleue Moon Restaurant
9535 Canora Rd. Sidney, BC. V8L 1P3




THURSDAY– April 18th, 2013 – Dinner Meeting

 Energy Monitoring and Control

 Siona Daly, MSc. B.E.

Siona has been working for Siemens as Energy Engineer of West Canada Energy and Environmental Solutions Group since October, 2011.
Previous to that, she worked for an Energy Management Consultancy company, The Tipperary Energy Agency, for 3.5 years in various capacities including energy analyst, energy auditor, energy manager, energy tendering, and energy incentive sourcing and project developer.

Howard Johnson Hotel




MONDAY – March 25, 2013 – Dinner Meeting

Broadening ASHRAE's Horizons

Tom Watson, ASHRAE Society President

ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter is proud to welcome current ASHRAE Society President, Tom Watson, to our March Meeting.

Tom will present his Presidential Message titled Broadening ASHRAE's Horizons, in which he will ask "As a Technical Society, how can we broaden the application of our technology to better serve humanity and promote a sustainable world?"

Tom Watson, P.E. is chief engineer, Daikin McQuay, Staunton, Va. He oversees new product  development for centrifugal compressor technology and is primarily involved in technical areas related to refrigerant applications, aerodynamics, bearing design and motor applications. He holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors. Tom was awarded a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1966 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1969.


Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR

4670 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M2




THURSDAY – February 21, 2013 – Dinner Meeting


With Michel Fournier

Michel will provide an overview of a comprehensive program in Québec to improve the energy efficiency of ice

rinks and arenas.

Location:   Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR

4670 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M2


THURSDAY – January 17, 2013 – Dinner & Tour


The Reliable Controls® Corporation Headquarters comprises of an electronics manufacturing facility (North Wing) constructed in 1999, renovated in 2004, and a LEED Platinum targeted annex housing R&D, sales, marketing, and administration (South Wing). The annex, constructed in 2012, also contains 2 stories of underground parking and a secured courtyard with bicycle racks and water feature.

Meeting Place:

Royal Palace Restaurant at C4-100 Aldersmith Pl

WEDNESDAY – December 19, 2012 – This event was cancelled due to lack of interest.

Come to join our traditional ASHRAE VI Chapter Christmas Party. This year we are meeting at Langford Lanes for meet & greet, bowling, and dinner with other members of the HVAC community in Vancouver Island. Spouses are very welcome.

Location: Langford Lanes – Langford Parkway



THURSDAY – November 15, 2012 – Dinner Meeting
With Max Sherman



Before man lived indoors, there was ventilation. This talk will look at an

historical perspective of ventilation, including the reasons for ventilation then

and now, the methods of ventilation then and now, and the amounts of

ventilation then and now. In our modern society outdoor air can contain a

variety of contaminants that we do not want in our buildings and this talk will

discuss some reasons for not wanting to ventilate.



Location: Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR






WEDNESDAY – October 10, 2012 – Dinner Meeting


Greg Cunniff, Applications Engineer Manager at Taco Inc., will present on Hydronic, single pipe, and injection pumping systems. He will provide and analysis of hydronic verses airside, variable refrigerant systems, and an overview on how to maximize pumping efficiency when applying European technology (chilled ceilings, wall, floors, and chilled beams)..


Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR

4670 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M2



THURSDAY – September 20, 2012 – Dinner Meeting

With Hank Jackson, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

This workshop explores methods that can be used by engineers, contractors, and vendors to overcome the objections of business owners toward investments in energy efficient products and services. The session will emphasize financial considerations that go beyond the traditional “first cost” and “simple payback” method. Attendees will learn how to use return on investment, life cycle cost analysis, capitalization rate, and tax effects to help business owners appreciate the true long-term financial benefits of energy efficiency. In addition, the workshop will explore the underlying psychology of financial decision-making and the thought processes that give rise to common objections to investments.

Location: Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR
4670 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M2




THURSDAY – May 17th, 2012 – Tour & Dinner Westhills Arena

The Westhills Arena is a brand new state-of-the-art NHL-sized ice arena featuring an ice river leading to an outdoor skating pond in the winter season. This arena is ultra-efficient and designed a 100% heat-capture system for self-use and sharing amongst neighbouring homes.

Location: Accent Refrigeration office @ #206-1097 Langford Parkway, Westhills Arena.


THURSDAY – APRIL 19TH, 2012 –Dinner Meeting

Radiant Heating & Cooling Systems in Commercial Applications Jerry Leyte, a Professional Engineer, currently works with Uponor Ltd. as a Business Development Manager focusing on commercial radiant heating & cooling applications across Canada. Uponor is a major  manufacturer of PEX-a piping systems for plumbing and radiant heating/cooling systems. 

Location: Travelodge Lower Level Meeting Room, 229 Gorge Road East

THURSDAY – March 29th, 2012

Tour & Dinner VIU Duncan Campus

A gallery of pictures from this event has been provided by our president Calvin Tripp.

Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus establishes new standards for educational attainment as well as for sustainable practices in the Cowichan Valley.
AME Group Consulting will provide a full picture on the design and challenges on this LEED Gold.

Joel Canlas Building Systems Mgr will host a tour through the building installations.

Tour: 2011 University Way, Duncan, BC, Canada V9L 0C7.
Dinner: MR. MIKE’S STEAKHOUSE & BAR 2763 Beverly Street


 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –Dinner Meeting
New European Technologies and their Application in North America

Some images are now available here.


Mr. McGinn is an experienced project manager and mechanical designer having been involved in major new building projects and significant renovations and planning projects for over twenty-five years. Mr. McGinn is a LEED Accredited Professional and graduated with Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Degrees from University of Saskatchewan with twenty five years experience as a consulting engineer. He is also experienced in the analysis and design of central heating and cooling plants, industrial refrigeration, process utilities and large piped distribution systems.

Location:. Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR
4670 Elk Lake Drive V8Z 5M2



THURSDAY – JANUARY 12TH, 2012 –Dinner Meeting


ASHRAE Presidents Visit - Sustaining ASHRAE through leadership

As ASHRAE’s president, Jarnagin directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee.

Past service includes all offices on the Executive Committee; chair of the President-Elect Advisory  Committee, Members Council, the Advocacy Committee  and the Building Energy QuotientAd Hoc Committee; a consultant to the Standard 90.1 committee, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. He formerly chaired the Standard 90.1 committee and chaired committees that wrote three Advanced Energy Design Guides on small offices, highway lodging and warehouses and storage units.


Thanks to Calvin Tripp, we have a nice selection of photos from the meeting.




THURSDAY – DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –Dinner Meeting and Christmas Party! Spouses Invited!


Taking the heat off the bottom line - Energy Solutions for British Columbia


Jarek Bekesza, P. Eng., Manager, Operations & Project Assessment, Fortis BC
Jarek manages the project assessment, the operation and maintenance of all alternative energy systems operated by Fortis BC. He provided an overview of conventional and alternative energy utility systems, their design, modeling, and how they are implemented, installed operated and maintained. Included was the performance monitoring of geoexchange systems.



THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 –Dinner Meeting

With Alan Niles, Commercial Regional Sales Manager, Water Furnace

The presentation is available here.

Location: Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR



FRIDAY –OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 –Dinner Meeting


Dennis Knight, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
On Friday October 14th, ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter 145 welcomes Dennis Knight , PE, LEED AP, CCS, CXA from Practice Management, Liollio Architecture Charleston, SC. Dennis has 35 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. As an active member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the Vice Chairman for Research Promotion and also serves as the Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design” and serves on the ASHRAE BIM Steering Committee. He has also served as the President of the Charleston Chapter twice since he joined the Society in 1979.

Location: Howard Johnson Hotel - THE LAKES GRILLHOUSE N’ BAR


A selection of pictures from this dinner meeting is available here.


Thursday –September 15th, 2011 – Tour and Dinner Meeting


Tour the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre  Joint Tour with the local ASHRAE and APEGBC groups.

On March 13, 2011, the Patient Care Centre opened to patients and began providing state-of-the-art healthcare at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. The Centre with an initial estimated cost of $269 million is a P3 partnership between private firms, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Province of British Columbia.


Please click here to see a large selection of pictures provided by Calvin Tripp.


Thursday – May 19th, 2011 –Tour and Dinner

Joint Tour of the ATRIUM with the APEGBC association.

One of Victoria's newest buildings, the Atrium, with its impressive central arrival hall, is situated in a prime area of the downtown Victoria business district at the intersection of Yates St and Blanshard St.  The building, designed by award-winning architect D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism, offers AAA quality office space and market leading tenant amenities.  In addition, the building attracts a diverse clientele with the ground floor’s retail shops, restaurants and other service organizations.  This will be a behind-the-scenes tour with focus on the LEED and engineering components of the buildings (Most of us already know what the inside of an office looks like!)



Wednesday, April 6th

Tradeshow dinner meeting.  Many pictures are available here.

Delta Ocean Pointe hotel



Thurs, March 10th

Sustainable Green Technology for

Thermal Energy Exchange

He will be presenting information covering the basics of his invention called Thermenex – Thermal Energy Exchange. The system maximizes energy efficiency while minimizing greenhouse emission for a truly sustainable solution for heating and cooling of buildings.

Venue: Howard Johnson Hotel - The Lakes Grillhouse n’ bar 4670 Elk Lake Drive  V8Z 5M2   

THURSDAY – February 17th, 2011 – Dinner Meeting

Lessons learned with Underfloor Air Distribution:  The view from 30,000,000 feet!



Thursday, Jan 13th 2011


President and Chair of the ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Committee


The Huntsman Room

Thursday Dec 16th 2010

Royal BC Museum HVAC Tour – Spouses Welcome

Presenter: Bob Landell

This meeting we will tour of the Museum to highlight the recent HVAC upgrades to AA standard in 2N and 3N.


Venue:Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville Street

Newcombe conference room - enter by East group entrance doors you will need to sign in at security



Wednesday – Nov 17th, 2010 – Dinner Meeting

VFD life cycle savings from design to every day use and replacement

Presenter: Mikko Ahtiainen

Bio: Mikko Ahtiainen has graduated from Helsinki Institute of Technology, Finland (B.Sc. EE) 1996 and from Mikkeli Polytechnic, Finland (MBA) 1999. Since the summer of 2000 he has occupied several sales and marketing positions with ABB, a world leader in the field of AC drives products. His positions have been with AC drives sales to Latin America and Europe, global Product Management of the HVAC drive, national HVAC drives Business Development Manager Canada, Energy Efficiency Ambassador Canada for drives and motors and drives Business Development Manager western Canada. During this time Mikko has been working closely with the HVAC drives market globally as well as the R&D in the drives factory by specifying the HVAC drive products.


Venue:Howard Johnson Hotel The Lakes Grillhouse n’ bar




Thursday - Oct 14, 2010 – Dinner Meeting

Radiant Ceiling Panels & Chilled Beams

Presenter: Robert Bosshard

Venue: City Center Poolside Bar & Grill

1961 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C., V8T 4K7



Wednesday September 22, 2010 – Dinner Meeting
Air Delivery in Surgical Suites and Intervention Rooms

HAI’s, “Hospital Acquired Infections”, are responsible for over 99,000 deaths each year at a cost to the
Healthcare industry of over 30 Billion dollars per year (in the United States alone).

Kevin J Schreiber is Director of sales for Huntair, Inc. in Tualatin Oregon. He has been involved with
engineering systems for Critical environments since 1988.

Venue: Howard Johnson 4670 Elk Lake Drive Victoria, B.C.





Wednesday September 22, 2010 – Dinner Meeting

Air Delivery in Surgical Suites and Intervention Rooms

An airflow management strategy utilizing a Laminar Flow system must be evaluated for incorporation into any HAI reduction plan.  Architectural ceiling systems utilizing a modular installation approach can be a cost effective and time saving method of providing a laminar flow system.

Kevin J Schreiber is Director of sales for Huntair, Inc. in Tualatin Oregon.

Venue: Howard Johnson 4670 Elk Lake Drive Victoria, B.C.


Dinner Meeting Photos




Wednesday May 19, 2010 – Dinner Meeting
SYSCO Refrigerated Storage Facility,

ASHRAE members have been invited to tour the new 215,000 square foot warehouse facilities at
SYSCO in the Western Communities. Sysco Victoria is the winner of the 2009 Power Smart
Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustainable Building Design.

SYSCO Corporation SYSCO Corporation

2881 Amy Rd. Victoria BC


Thursday April 15, 2010 – Dinner Meeting

This month’s presentation will focus on the application of desiccant dehumidification technology.

Location: Strathcona hotel



March 18TH, 2010 MEETING

Whether or Not to Include a Points List in the Specification of a Bid Spec Project Panel Debate
We hope to include people representing:
Consulting Engineers
Building Owners
Commissioning Agents
Manufacturers Representatives
Location: Gorge Vale Golf Club



February18TH, 2010 MEETING
Meeting the Canadian Standards with your Geoexchange Specification
Chris Mitchell, CGD Geothermal Designer

With the variety of approaches to Geoexchange and the growth of the technology a
number of standards have been developed. This presentation aims to guide ASHRAE
members and associates to increase their familiarity and knowledge of these standards
and how they apply to different Geoexchange strategies.

Location: Swans Brewpub-Collard Room


January 14TH, 2010 MEETING
Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past
Gordon V.R. Holness, Gross Point Shores, Mich.  ASHRAE President



Gordon Holness is a consulting engineer, President of ASHRAE and a member of theAdvanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and the Headquarters Building Renovation Committee. He has served as chair of numerous committees and councils most recently Members Council, the Advocacy Committee and the Steering Committee on Building Information Modeling and Interoperability.

Location: Swans Brewpub-Collard Room


Thursday December 17, 2009 - Spousal Dinner Meeting

Wine Tasting at The Cellar at Bear Mountain

This month's dinner meeting is a private Spousal Christmas Wine Tasting at TheCellar at Bear Mountain with dinner to follow at Jack's Restaurant.

Cost: Wine Tasting No charge, Sponsored by: Accent Refrigeration Ltd., HSL Automation Ltd., Houle Electric Ltd. / Reliable Controls Ltd., HVAC Systems & Solutions Ltd., Trane Northwest Ltd.


Location: Swans Brewpub-Collard Room

Thursday November 19, 2009 - Dinner Meeting



Paul Pieper, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, will discuss air to air energy recovery systems. An overview of current and proposed standards and guidelines will be presented to identify areas where energy recovery is mandated, and where energy recovery can be employed to meet and exceed performance requirements for efficiency, thermal comfort and ventilation.

Location: Swans Brewpub-Collard Room

Thursday October 15, 2009 - Dinner Meeting

NRCan/ecoENERGY Incentive Program Presenter: Liz Westbrook-Trenholm

This month's dinner meeting is a presentation on the ecoENERGY incentive program. Liz Westbrook-Trenholm will provide an overview of programs and activities offered through the Government of Canada's ecoENERGY initiative to help improve energy consumption practices in the commercial and institutional buildings sector. The presentation will review useful training and tools, incentives, services and more.

Location: Swans Brewpub-Collard Room

Thursday April 16th, 2009 - Dinner Meeting

Greg White, President Solarcrest Energy Inc.- Solar Water Heating

Greg has many years of management and installation experience in the solar thermal Industry. He is also an active parent and community member.

Location: Dinner: Highland Pacific Golf and Range Cafe Catering at 450 Creed Road.

Thursday March 12th, 2009 - Dinner Meeting

E. Mitchell Swann, PE - Legal Ramifications of LEED

Mr. Swann 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 ASHARE, including TC 1.7-General Business, Management and Legal Education, TC

Location: Lunch: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon A

Thursday February 12 , 2009 - Lunch Meeting

Roberto Costa Steam Systems

Roberto Costa, Steam & Hot Water, Applications Engineer, has close to 10 years of field, laboratory, and trouble shooting experience involving design, application and marketing of steam, humidification, and domestic mixed water temperature controls.

Location: Lunch: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon A

Thursday January 15th, 2009 - Dinner Meeting

Jeniffer Sanguinetti Carbon Neutrality

Jennifer is one of Stantec's original environmental design leaders. Her interest in sustainable design began when she first started with Stantec and resulted in the success of a number of energy efficient projects. She knows the importance of having buildings and communities work with the environment, as opposed to being self-contained and working against the surroundings. Jennifer seeks low-tech solutions for her sustainable designs, and prefers to keep the design simpler, with more natural systems.

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Dining Room

Thursday November 13th, 2008 - Tour & Dinner Meeting

Phillips Brewing Co. Tour by Matthew Phillips

2010 Government St., Victoria, BC

Come and join us! It will be an awesome tour of the Phillips Brewing Co, where our host Matthew Phillips will show us the beer production process and facility installations. This is a great chance to see how world class beer is made by an inventive entrepreneur. Following the tour and beer tasting we will head to the White Spot restaurant to socialize and have dinner with our colleagues. Take a few minutes for searching the Phillips webpage and learn about its interesting history.

The tour will start at the main lobby of the Brewery's building on Government St.

Location: Dinner: White Spot Restaurant. 710 Caledonia (@ Douglas) Victoria, BC

Tuesday October 7th, 2008 - Dinner Meeting

Distinguished Lecturer Julian R. De Bullet

Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems

Julian R. de Bullet has over 30 years experience in the HVAC industry. His career has concentrated on the applied use of Chilled Water and All-Air systems as a manager of

applied equipment sales and as a manager of a service/performance contracting operation.

Mr. de Bullet the Director of Industry Relations for McQuay International, based in Washington D.C. He is responsible for assisting McQuay customers and McQuay sales representatives in HVAC&R system design and specification. He is a member of numerous industry associations concentrating on energy efficiency and responsible refrigerant use. As ASHRAE Vice President (2001/2003), he served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and was Chair of Member Council and Publishing Council. He is Past President of the National Capital Chapter and was Director and Regional Chair for ASHRAE Region III. He chaired the Professional Development Committee and is a member of the Programs and Education Council and the Society advocacy Committee.

Presenter: Distinguished Lecturer Julian R. De Bullet. Mr. de Bullet is a Graduate of the London University system in England, where he obtained an Electrical Engineering degree and a Diploma in Marketing.

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon A & B

Thursday September 11th, 2008 - Dinner Meeting

Specification Enforcement Affects YOU.

Markets Managed: Laboratory, Healthcare, Education, and Commercial Traci Hanegan's background includes design work experience in commercial facilities such as laboratories, hospitals, schools, data centers, retail spaces, zoos, and office buildings. These projects have included a variety of HVAC systems, central plants, new and renovation plumbing design, and piping for medical gas, hydronic heating, snow melting systems, and steam. She has extensive experience in biological safety laboratories, infection control during hospital construction, sustainable design, multidiscipline project coordination, critical room airflow patterns, and postgraduate research on geothermal heat pump systems. In addition, Traci teaches HVAC in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Gonzaga University as an adjunct faculty member. Traci's industrial experience includes machine design, heat transfer, and finite element analysis.

Presenter: Traci Hanegan, P.E., LEED AP, HFDP

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon A

Tuesday March 4th, 2008 - Dinner Meeting Presidential Speech with Kent Peterson

Greater Efficiency Today, Blue Skies Tomorrow. Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment

Kent Peterson, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE 2007-08, President, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, is vice president and chief engineer of P2S Engineering Inc., Long Beach, California.

As ASHRAE's president, Mr. Peterson directs the Society's Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. Through his theme, Greater Efficiency Today, Blue Skies Tomorrow, Mr. Peterson emphasizes innovation in the quest for sustainability in the built environment. He notes that "energy efficiency should always be the elegant alternative to fuel consumption." As such, he encourages ASHRAE members and the industry to be more innovative in their thinking, more daring in their creativity, and more dedicated to their pursuit of best practices that will dramatically improve building energy performance.

Presenter: Kent Peterson, P.Eng.

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon B & C

Wednesday February 6, 2008 - Dinner Meeting

A Night of Mystery and Mayhem with sensational

This month's dinner meeting is a special fun event held the night before our biennial trade show. Our performer is a well-known local magician and comedian that you just don't want to miss. Chris has been performing comedy-magic across Canada at comedy clubs and private functions for over 15 years.

Performer: Chris Yuill

Location: The Harbour Room, Delta Ocean Point Resort, 45 Songhees Rd.

Thursday January 17, 2008 - Dinner Meeting

Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems

Radiant heating and cooling systems, with an emphasis on radiant slab cooling and ventilation systems for commercial buildings. The presentation will cover general radiant system design, radiant cooling system design requirements, and typical radiant slab system design and installation issues. Costs and energy benefits will be discussed, as well as building envelope and integrated design aspects to achieve low energy HVAC systems at conventional building systems costs. Case studies and local examples of radiant slab heating/cooling systems in large buildings will also be presented.

Presenter: Geoff McDonell, P.Eng. Geoff is a senior mechanical engineer specializing in very low energy semi-passive building systems.

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre, 1961 Douglas, Salon A

Thursday December 6, 2007 - Spousal Dinner & Tour

Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa

A tour of the Pier mechanical systems highlighting the ocean water loop.

Tour Guide: Norm Yeager, Maintenance Manager

Location: The Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa

Thursday November 8, 2007 - Dinner Meeting

Glass Glazing and Window Performance

This month will interest everyone! Alex McGowan will be presenting "Glass, Glazing Window Performance: how it affects heating and cooling loads, thermal comfort, and condensation potential, and how to get the performance you want on site".

Presenter: Alex McGowan project engineer and Practice Area Leader of the Building Science Division of Levelton Consultants Ltd

Location: Highland Pacific Golf Course

Thursday October 11, 2007 - Dinner Meeting

Green Building Code

You don't want to miss this one! Andrew Pape-Salmon, the acting director of Alternative Energy Policy Branch, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the Government of British Columbia, will speak about proposed energy efficiency standards for the BC Green Building Code, including adoption of ASHRAE 90.1 (2004).

Presenter: Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng, MRM, Acting Director - Alternative Energy Policy Branch Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Government of British Columbia

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre

Thursday September 13, 2007 - Dinner Meeting

Green Power Generation Projects in BC

This year the theme is green and what better way to start than with alternate power generation projects in BC. Projects presented will include Run of River large and small around BC, Wind Power and Heat / Thermal. Specific discussion on BC Hydro's four latest tender calls including projects in 2002 and 2006 with discussion on average cost, a New Open call and 10MW and larger call.

Terry Hunter of Schneider Canada, formerly Elite Engineering is well known in Victoria and around the province. Graduating from Lakehead University in 86, Terry worked for Westinghouse until 94 and then started Elite Engineering, which specialized in engineering and commissioning of high voltage equipment and generation sites. Elite Engineering was recently acquired by Schneider Canada.

Presenter: Terry Hunter, P.Eng, Schneider Canada

Location: Dinner: Traveler's Inn City Centre1961 Douglas, Salon A

Thursday May 24, 2007 - Social Event

Dinner and Visit to Butchart Gardens

This month, we will be hosting a social event at one of Victoria's premier springtime destinations. There will be no speaker or organized tour, just an enjoyable dinner with friends and an opportunity to visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens at special admission rates. Spouses, significant others, children, and friends are all invited and more than welcome to attend.

Presenter: Ian Burton, The Butchart Gardens. Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Thursday April 12, 2007 - Lunch Meeting

Complying with ASHRAE Std 62.1-2004: Ventilation Requirements

In this two hour presentation, Dennis will cover the design requirements of the new (2004) Ventilation Rate Procedure in detail, for three different ventilation systems. He will also cover operational options, such as demand-controlled ventilation and ventilation reset. Dennis is uniquely qualified to cover these topics as Chairman of SSPC 62.1, and as a long-time Applications Engineer, specializing in airside systems, airside controls, ventilation, and IAQ.

Presenter: Dennis Stanke, Trane Chairman of the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Committee

Location: Travellers Inn City Centre 1961 Douglas St. (Douglas at Discovery)

Thursday March 22, 2007 - Dinner Meeting

Playing Together Nicely: BACnet Interoperability Demonstration

So if everything we hear about BACnet interoperability is true, you should be able to throw BACnet Control components from numerous different manufacturers in a room with a couple of control experts for a couple of hours and quickly have a communicating network…right? Come and see how it's done, and if we can do it without 'letting the smoke out'. We'll set up several BACnet workstations to communicate to the network, allowing attendees to get the feel of some of the recent additions to BACnet objects and services. Can we program a sequence in one BACnet device to turn an output on in a BACnet device from a different manufacturer? There's only one way to find out!

Speaker: Robin Smith, Reliable Controls, Mark Watson, TRANE BC, David O'Coffey and Darrin Bell, Island Temperature Controls

Location: Reliable Controls


Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Lunch Meeting

Tour of the Hartland Landfill Gas Reclamation Plant

In 2003, a landfill gas-to-electricity plant was built next to the flare station at Hartland Landfill to utilize the methane in the landfill gas to produce electricity. The facility now produces close to 1.6 megawatts of green power - enough electricity to supply about 1,600 homes.

Location: Hartland Landfill

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future

As ASHRAE's president, Mr. Townsend directs the Society's Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. During his term, Terry is focusing on The ASHRAE Promise: A Sustainable Future, highlighting ASHRAE's efforts in sustainability in the building environment.

Speaker: Terry Townshend, ASHRAE Society President 2006-2007

Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour 728 Humboldt Street

Thursday November 16, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

Dehumidification and Air Quality in Indoor Pool Environments

This month's ASHRAE meeting will be presented by Brian Monk on Dehumidification and Air Quality in Indoor Pool Environments. It will be on November 16, 2006 at the Traveller's Inn - Vacation Inn (not our usual venue).

Thursday October 19, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

Relational Control for HVAC Systems

Over the last decade, Tom has been working with a whole new type of control called "Relational Control" that is intended to replace PID setpoint control in this new era of variable speed and network controls. Relational Control has the potential for an order of magnitude improvement in HVAC system energy performance and also to vastly improve the comfort performance of HVAC systems.

Wednesday April 19, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast / Webcast

Sustainability and the Building Environment. 5 distinguished presenters, including Victoria's Joe Van Belleghem of Windmill Developments, will speak at this much-aniticipated noontime broadcast.

Thursday March 23, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

Tour of the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre

Join us on March 23 to see the inner workings of Victoria's new Save-On Foods Memorial Centre. This state of the art 7,000 seat facility is the home to the Victoria Salmon Kings, worldclass concerts, and sporting events. In addition, the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre will be a focus for special events, business and trade shows, family shows, and numerous community events throughout the year. Each of these events has unique demands on the HVAC system that had to be incorporated into the design. This is your opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes.

Location: Tour: Save-On Foods Memorial Centre

1925 Blanshard Street (Blanshard at Caledonia)

Thursday February 16, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Geothermal Heating and Cooling - The Face of the Future

Eric Dickie is one of three people in Canada who are International Ground Source Heat Pump Association certified to instruct installers. He has conducted courses from Moncton to Vancouver, and does installations in the Okanagan Valley. He has a passion for geothermal, and definitely sees it as one component to solving at least a portion of our energy problems. As energy costs continue to rise and global warming becomes more of a concern, this is placed to become an incredibly strong growth industry - something that will leave behind anyone that isn't conversant with it. Eric's presentation will focus on the nuts and bolts of solid geothermal design, since whatever the application, design is key to success.

Speaker: Eric Dickie of Delta Geothermal Ltd.

Location: Holiday Inn Victoria, 3020 Blanshard Street

Thursday January 19, 2006 - Dinner Meeting

Tour of the Reliable Controls Production Facility

Vince Palmer, Production Manager of Reliable Controls, will give a guided tour of the Reliable controls Victoria shop. He will also try to schedule a production run during the tour as well. We will meet at Raymond's Restaurant just off of Admiral's Road at 5:30pm, and proceed to Reliable Controls after dinner.

Tour Guide: Vince Palmer, Production Manager of Reliable Controls

Location: Dinner: Raymond's Restaurant

100 Aldersmith Place (see map attached)

Tour: Reliable Controls

120 Hallowell Road (see map attached)


Thursday November 17, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Current Trends in Design and Installation of Filtration Systems

for Building HVAC Security

HVAC design has been evolving towards higher efficiency building design and more outside air supply to meet IAQ concerns through dilution. Since September 11th, the use of outside air has taken on a darker element as designers are asked to protect buildings from potential terrorist attacks that could come in the form of toxic gases released into a building air intake system. The possibility of a terrorist exposing the occupants to a simple gas such as chlorine or a virus such as anthrax makes the use of dilution potentially quite hazardous. This presentation will explore air-cleaning methods that can complement dilution and can serve as an alternative for building protection.

Speaker: Brian Monk P.Eng of Circul-Aire (Dectron Internationale)

Location: Travellers Inn City Centre, Salon "A"

Thursday October 13, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Single Pipe Hydronic Systems and their benefits in energy, material, and cost savings. Also: Discussion of design software for evaluating and designing HVAC Systems.

Jim Garrett graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Ryerson in Toronto in 1980. He has been involved with pumping equipment for over 25 years and in technical sales with three different companies. He has been in the HVAC business for the last 5 years as a Sales Manager for Taco Canada.

Speaker: Jim Garrett of Taco Canada Ltd.

Location: Travellers Inn City Centre, Salons "A" & "B"

Thursday September 15, 2005 - Dinner Meeting ** Student Night **

Tour of the UVic Island Medical Building

Island Medical is a Tri-University project (U Vic, UBC, UNBC) completed late 2004. This project is under review for LEED Gold Accreditation. It is the only medical training facility on Vancouver Island, and allows for 32 medical students per year starting Sept 2005. Some key LEED features are: waste water reuse for flushing fixtures, variable volume fume hoods with heat recovery, R407c (non HCFC) refrigerant chillers. Project Engineers Rob Hirschfield and Roy Gammer will give a brief presentation about the building and guide tours. A University of Victoria representative will give a brief talk about the LEED aspects of this project.

Speakers: Rob Hirschfield and Roy Gammer

Location: UVic - Island Medical Building (see attached map)

Thursday May 12, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Designing for Sustainability.

Doug Dunn, Senior Facilities Manager at University of Alberta will discuss how LEED and designing facilities for sustainability can benefit facilities management.

Speaker: Doug Dunn - Senior Manager, Facilities Operation and Energy Management - University of Alberta / Stollery Hospitals

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon B & C, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Thursday March 10, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Dual-Fan-Dual-Duct at Topham School

Topham School uses half the heat of any other school in the Langley school district yet the HVAC system cost less to install, has fewer problems, costs less to maintain, is quiet, and is receiving better teacher feedback on comfort and indoor air quality. This seminar will discuss how a Dual-Fan-Dual-Duct system was implemented to achieve these benefits and which of the design principles can also be applied to other system types. It will also discuss practical issues in achieving these benefits for other facilities.

Speaker: Dave Warden - Warden Engineering

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon A, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Thursday February 10, 2005 - Dinner Meeting (History Night)

Selection of High Efficiency Boilers

Miles Murray is the owner of Murray Mechanical Sales Inc., a local distributor of high-efficiency boiler systems. We look forward to learning more about this often misunderstood topic.

Speaker: Miles Murray - Murray Mechanical Sales Inc.

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon A, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Thursday January 13, 2005 - Dinner Meeting

Ron Vallort -ASHRAE Society President "Refrigeration - Technology for Survival"

We are honored to host this very distinguished visitor. Ron Vallort is the 2004 - 2005 president of the ASHRAE Society. In addition to his prominent position as leader of the International Society, Ron has acquired significant experience from his career in the refrigeration industry. In addition to speaking to us as the chief executive of our society, Ron will be speaking to us of the strategic importance of refrigeration as a tool for survival in today's world.

Speaker: Ron Vallort, - President of ASHRAE Society 2004 - 2005 - President of Ron Vallort and Associates

Location: Holiday Inn - Quadra Room, 3020 Blanshard St.

Thursday November 18, 2004 - Dinner Meeting
"LEED - EB" An Overview of LEED Accreditation of Existing Buildings

The Retrofit Program has been established to help provincially funded educational and health care organizations procure building retrofits to conserve energy and water and to reduce green house gas emissions and waste reduction. From 2001 to date over $112 million in new capital projects have used the resources and services of the Retrofit Program. Brian is coordinating the only Canadian LEED Existing Building Pilot Project, the 1.2 million square foot, Robson Square Court complex. The presentation will discuss the reasons for under taking a LEED EB process, the synergy between other projects, the organizational benefits, the operational benefits and the lessons learned along the way.


Speaker: Brian Miltimore, Client Liaison Manager - Green Buildings B.C. Retrofit Program

Location: Holiday Inn - Quadra Room, 3020 Blanshard St.

Thursday September 16, 2004 - Dinner Meeting
ASHRAE 90.1 Perspective on Chiller Plant Design

Modern DDC Controllers on chillers allow the possibility of variable flow design. Traditional thinking has been that the chiller should see constant flow and then the load will vary with the return fluid temperature. Allowing variable flow means the cooling load can vary either with the return fluid temperature or a change in the chilled water flow. ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 details the use of variable flow designs. Is it that easy? What about "Low Delta T" Syndrome? This presentation will offer advice and guidance on how to design cost effective and reliable chilled water systems.

Speaker: Julian R. de Bullet - Director of Industry Relations for McQuay International

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon C, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Wednesday April 21, 2004 - Pre- Tradeshow Dinner Meeting
Commissioning" Round Table Discussion

Join in the round table discussion on this sensitive, but critical subject. Our front table consisting of: Owner, Consultant and Contractors, will offer a varying range of viewpoints. This will be an audience interactive session. Don't miss it!

Speakers: Russ Hepworth, Tech Mechanical Rob Hirshfield, Mike Scott, Hirshfield Williams Timmins Ted Trotter, Flotech Mechanical Systems Bill Sutherland, VIHA, Royal Jubilee Hospital Robin Smith, Intelligent Building Controls Ltd Norm Nicholson, Flotech Mechanical Systems

Location: Lookout Room- Harbour Towers Hotel, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC

Thursday March 11, 2004 - Dinner Meeting
Going Global- Building Intelligence Trends

Ken Sinclair of Sinclair Energy Services and speaks to us about the Going Global - Building Intelligence Trends. The Internet and Microsoft browsers have provided an international platform for building automation and its connection to the enterprise. The standardization of field bus protocols such as BACnet and Lon are also allowing control applications to become global phenomena. XML is now the emerging giant and change is everywhere. My presentation will gather examples and concepts from some of the following events that I was part of last year as well as articles from our online magazine.

Speaker: Ken Sinclair , Sinclair Energy Services &

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon A & B, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Thursday February 12, 2004 - Dinner Meeting (History Night)
AHR Expo Highlights

Eric Balt will provide insights into the AHR show held in Anaheim , CA. last month. He will be giving a slide show presentation of the AHR show from an exhibitor's perspective. He will also discuss "ASHRAE's involvement in the show", and what's new with BACnet. Ian Burton will provide a brief history presentation. See the original chapter charter and more.

Speaker: Eric Balt, Western Manager - Reliable Controls

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center , Salon A & B, 1961 Douglas St. , @ Discovery

Thursday January 22, 2004 - Dinner Meeting (Student Night
Outdoor Air, CO2, and Multiple Space System.

We are pleased to have Dave Warden, Mechanical Engineering Consultant, speak on the subject of controlling indoor air quality through outdoor air flow adjustment based on measured carbon dioxide levels in HVAC systems.

Speaker: Dave Warden

Location: Travelers Inn - City Center , Salon A & B, 1961 Douglas St. , @ Discovery

Thursday December 11, 2003 - Spouses Dinner Meeting & Tour
The Butchart Gardens Ground Loop - Water Source Chiller System with Site Tour and Night Lighting Display.

Our next meeting will be held onsite at the ASHRAE Regional Technology Award winning site The Butchart Gardens Ian Burton, will provide a tour and discussion on the ground loop chiller heat rejection system with insight into the building EMCS. The facility incorporates an extensive hydronic installation based on 4 pipe fan coils with 100% airside economizers. Plate frame heat exchangers serve as waterside economizers and for waste heat recovery to domestic hot water. This is a split tour. You can choose to guide yourself through The Butchart Gardens world famous night lighting display, or tour the mechanical systems of the facility, then tour the lights when done.


Photos of site 

Speaker: Ian Burton

Location: The Blue Poppy Restaurant buffet room at The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay BC.

Thursday Nov 13, 2003 - Tour (Research Night)
Tour of the Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, Bruno Quenneville, Tech Mechanical Systems Ltd. and Chuck Simpson of Simpson Controls.

We are pleased to have Bruno Quenneville, Commissioning Specialist with TECH Mechanical Systems Ltd. and Chuck Simpson of Simpson Controls, give a guided tour of this new teaching facility. The architecturally striking facility incorporates 12 Heat Pump assemblies, served by variable water flow control through ocean heat/ cool piping bundles).


Photos during Tour 

The facility was designed by Paul Merrick Architects and the mechanical engineers were Quadra Pacific.

Speakers: Bruno Quenneville and Chuck Simpson

Location: Dinner at Malahat Mountain Inn Restaurant followed by the tour at Brentwood College School - Mill Bay B.C, ( Just drive North on the Island Highway and make a right turn at the Mill Bay exit and proceed straight to the ocean side campus ).

Thursday Oct 16, 2003 - Dinner Meeting (Membership Night)
Contract Law relative to the Construction and HVAC industry , Patrick Guy, Patrick G Guy Law Corp.

We are pleased to have Patrick Guy, a local lawyer, who specializes in corporate commercial litigation, speak on construction law issues. He has represented individual and corporate clients, as well as undertaking class action cases such as radiant heat ceiling panels and leaky condos. This interesting and informative session will appeal to all the players in the construction industry. Paperless business practises: Are emails legal and binding documents? What constitutes Substantial Completion and what are the contracting parties' obligations? Holdbacks, how long? How have the courts ruled on recent construction liability issues?

Speaker: Patrick Guy, LL.B. Patrick G Guy Law Corp

Location: Travellers Inn - City Center, Salon A & B, 1961 Douglas St., @ Discovery

Thursday Sep 18, 2003 - Dinner Meeting (Student Night)
Presentation on a Showcase Green Building (BedZED), Alex Zimmerman, the President of the newly formed Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)

We are pleased to have Alex Zimmerman, the President of the newly formed Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC), giving a presentation about one of the world's most sustainable commercial building projects, the Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED) in London, England, that he visited last year. He will also be talking about the recently formed CaGBC and its objectives.

Speaker: Alex Zimmerman, President of CaGBC


Location: University of Victoria - Campus View Room- Commons Block (see map)


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