ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

Meeting 4 - January 24, 2018
Indoor Agriculture
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Jan 21, 2019.
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Centurion Conference & Event Center
170 Colonnade Rd
Nepean, ON
K2E 7J5
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Registration Deadline
Monday, January 21st, 2019
Event Description

Title: Indoor Agriculture

Speaker: Geoff Brown

Much of the cannabis industry is being poorly service by inefficient, high cost and underperforming HVAC systems.  In this session, Geoff Brown will review the science, math and industry trends behind smart HVAC decision for an indoor grow.  These are unique buildings, and the misapplication of HVAC technologies has gotten many buildings into trouble – including full crop loss, which can be a million dollars or more at a time. We will counter some of the pervasive myths in the industry, some existing solution bias amongst consulting engineers and help to ensure you’re armed with everything you need to get it right.  There is a lot of outdated thinking and misinformation in this industry, and we will ensure that you’re empowered to make the right design decisions and recommendations for your customer. .


Geoff Brown is the Business Unit and Brand Manager for the newly launched Agronomic IQ Series of Dehumidifiers, the most advanced temperature and humidity control equipment in the grow room industry. The Agronomic IQ product line is designed and manufactured by Dehumidified Air Solutions (DAS), the largest and most innovative dehumidifier company in the world. Geoff started his HVAC with Seresco Technologies (also a DAS company) and has honed his expertise over 15 years dealing in every aspect of the dehumidification industry. Prior to being selected to manage the Agronomic IQ division, Geoff was a senior sales manager and sales engineer, who successfully consulted on and managed dehumidification projects of every size throughout North America. 


Technical Session:


Introduction to the NMS by Luc Pellerin

The Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS) is a comprehensive master specification template developed and maintained by the federal government. Available in English and French, the NMS is a reference document for producing project-specific contract documents for both the public and private sectors.  This presentation will provide an overview of the NMS, its background and how it’s developed. It will discuss the NMS content, its structure and the tools built-in to facilitate its use and integration with other contract documents. Finally, the presentation will introduce new NMS performance-based specifications which are slated for release in 2019.

Mr. Luc Pellerin, P.Eng., LEED APis a Technical Advisor with the Construction Research Center at the National Research Council Canada (NRC). He has over 15 years of experience in building electro-mechanical systems with a strong technical background in controls/automation, HVAC, and energy management. He works with industry professionals to develop NMS content related to facility services and commissioning.

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
Be generous and help the Ottawa Valley Chapter grow, by sponsoring a student attendance.
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
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Technical Session: Introduction to the NMS by Luc Pellerin
Presented By:

Mr. Luc Pellerin, P.Eng., LEED AP

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Hour
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dinner - approximate timing
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Indoor Agriculture
Presented By:

Geoff Brown

Additional Information

Complimentary parking at the back of the building.

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Refunds requested by January 21, 2019 will be issued, no refunds after this date.

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