ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

ASHRAE OVC Meeting 1 - September 19th, 2017
Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Sep 14, 2017.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Mill Street Brew Pub
555 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1R 1C5
Brewmaster’s Room, 2nd floor
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Event Description

September Meeting Program Info




Tuesday September 19

(Social: 17:30 Dinner: 18:30, Program: 19:30)




Mill St. Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C5








Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments



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.



Hank Jackson P.E., ETech Solutions


Speaker Bio:

Hank Jackson, owner and principal of ETech Solutions, has provided technical training and consulting services in the energy efficiency marketplace since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (1974) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (1978), both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Originally registered in Georgia, Mr. Jackson's currently practices in North Carolina.


Mr. Jackson served as director of the Georgia Industrial Energy Extension Service program at the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to entering a private consulting practice. During a five-year hiatus from consulting (1999 – 2005), he was department chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina.


Mr. Jackson specializes in energy management consulting and custom design of energy efficient mechanical systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. He has provided training for numerous public electric and natural gas utilities, including Georgia Power, Midwest Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and Niagara Mohawk Power. He has also traveled abroad to Jamaica and Central America to conduct energy audits and to provide technical training, including a lecture series in Spanish.


Mr. Jackson has been a member of ASHRAE since 1983. He co-authored “Infiltration heat gains through cold storage room doorways,” 1989 with W.A. Hendrix and D.R. Henderson.


Mill Street Brewery Dinner Menu
Your choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert:

Exotic Mushroom Bisque


Caesar Salad

Fresh cut romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing and Parmesan, topped with bacon bits, Mill St. Tankhouse Ale brushed sourdough croutons


Market Garden Salad

Fresh mixed greens garnished with tomato wedges, sliced English cucumbers, red onions and sun-dried cranberries, drizzled with balsamic dressing


Chicken Supreme

Thyme and Stock Ale marinated chicken supreme, topped with grape tomato and charred corn relish, served with sweet potato and parsnip puree and grilled vegetables.


Rainbow Trout

Mill Street Wit Beer and maple mustard glazed rainbow trout, served with rosemary roasted potatoes and braised fennel.


Braised Port Steak

With local mushrooms in a Mill Street Cobblestone Stout and creamy peppercorn sauce, bacon and jalapeno mashed potatos and fresh market vegitables.


Apple Cobbler

A heaping portion of lightly cinnamon tossed apples, packed between a scrumptious oatmeal crumb topping and base.


Dolce Vita

Three fine fudgy chocolate layers filled with chocolate espresso mousse and topped with dark, chocolate glaze.






Contact & Support

Sandy Taylor
Chapter Director, ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Meeting Registration
Meeting registration which includes dinner.
ASHRAE Associate, Affiliate or Member $48.00
ASHRAE Student $35.00
ASHRAE Life or Fellow $48.00
ASHRAE Member Guest $48.00
Non-Member Guest $65.00
Student Registration $35.00
Student Registration
Meeting registration which includes dinner.
Bring a guest
Visiting ASHRAE Chapter Member
Special Pricing for ASHRAE Chapter Members from other locations
Sponsor a Student Meal
Be generous and help the Ottawa Valley Chapter grow, by sponsoring a student attendance.
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Hour
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dinner - approximate timing
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Program - approximate timing
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Refunds requested by September 14, 2017 will be issued, no refunds afterwards.

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