ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

Meeting 2 - October 16, 2018
Designing buildings for people
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Oct 15, 2018.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
Centurion Conference & Event Center
170 Colonnade Rd
Nepean, ON
K2E 7J5
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Registration Deadline
Monday, October 15th, 2018
Event Description
Title: Designing buildings for people
Speaker: Liam O’Brien, Ph.D., P.Eng. 

With a trend towards greater building automation, occupant needs and preferences during the design process are often forgotten. 
Meanwhile, occupants are often distrusted because of their seemingly irrational behaviours, whereas they merely want to restore comfort. Based on findings of post-occupancy evaluations from several hundred offices and apartments, this talk is focused on designing and operating buildings to optimize occupant comfort, building usability, and energy performance. The talk will provide humerous anecdotes, strange findings, and some general lessons learned and future recommendations.

Liam O’Brien, Ph.D., P.Eng. is an Associate Professor for Carleton University’s Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering program. He is the principal investigator of the Human Building Interaction Lab, which consists of a team of 12 researchers with diverse backgrounds in engineering, architecture, and psychology. He has authored over 100 publications and two textbooks on net-zero energy buildings and occupant behaviour. He is the past president of the Canadian chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association and Co-Operating Agent for International Energy Agency - Energy in Buildings and Communities Annex 79, titled "Occupant-behaviour centric building design and operation.
Centurion is happy to accommodate some dietary needs with one week's notice. Please get in touch with Sandy Taylor.




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
Non-Member Guest $65.00
Sponsor a Student Meal
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Meeting Registration - Student
Bring a guest
Meeting registration which includes dinner.
ASHRAE OVC Member Guest
Special Pricing for ASHRAE OVC Chapter Member Guests
Visiting ASHRAE Chapter Member
Special Pricing for ASHRAE Chapter Members from other locations
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Hour
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dinner - approximate timing
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Program: Designing buildings for people
Presented By:

Liam O’Brien, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Additional Information

Complimentary parking at the back of the building.

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Refunds requested by October 11, 2018 will be issued, no refunds after this date.

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