ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

ASHRAE OVC Seminar - April 17, 2019
The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Apr 16, 2019.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
HTS Engineering Ltd.
830 Campbell Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 2C2
Unit #101
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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Event Description


DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Half-Day Seminar (9AM – 12:00PM)

LOCATION: HTS Engineering Ltd.

TOPIC: The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings


PRESENTER: Bjarne Olesen, Technical University of Denmark


Master's degree in civil engineering, 1972. Ph.D., Laboratory of heating and Air Conditioning, Technical University of Denmark, 1975. In the period 1972-1990 Research scientist at the Laboratory of Heating and Air Conditioning. Part time affiliated as product manager at Brüel & Kjaer 1978-1992. Senior Research Scientist, College of Architecture, Virginia Tech. in the period 1992-1993. Since 1993 until January 2004 Head of Research & Development at UPONOR-VELTA GmbH KG & Co., Norderstedt, Germany. Since January 2004 full professor in Indoor Environment & Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and director of the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark. Awarded the Ralph Nevins Award (1982), Distinguish Service Award (1997), Fellow Award (2001) and Exceptional Service Award (2006) from ASHRAE. Awarded the Medal of Honour from the German Engineering Society (VDI-TGA, 2005) and International Honorary Member of SHASE. The Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan. Vice president of ASHRAE and Honorary member of AICARR (Italian Society for HVAC).


Is active in several ASHRAE-CEN-ISO-DIN standard committees regarding indoor environment and energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems. Has published more than 350 papers including more than 60 in peer reviewed journals.



According to the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) all buildings (residential, commercial, industrial etc.) must have an energy declaration based on the calculated energy performance of the building, including heating, ventilating, cooling and lighting systems. This energy declaration must refer to the primary energy or CO2 emissions. The directive also states that the energy performance calculation must consider the indoor climate. This and other directives (increased use of renewable energy and energy labeling of energy consuming products) set the direction for energy performance of buildings and systems in Europe and they have been revised several times. Most recently a Smart-Ready-Index (SRI) is being developed to evaluate a building’s readiness to be integrated in a smart grid.


To support the implementation of the directives in national building codes the European Organization for Standardization (CEN) has prepared a series of standards to cover the requirements for the indoor environment, energy performance calculations for buildings and systems, ways of expressing energy performance, inspection of heating-cooling-ventilation systems and conversion to primary energy. This talk presents the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) and other directives together with the related standards. The presentation will also show examples of activities in the US to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use in buildings with focus on ASHRAE products and projects.


Space is limited so please register online ASAP.

$175 for ASHRAE OVC members, $225 for non-member


Registration is open and will close on April 12, 2019


A light breakfast will be provided. 

Contact & Support

Sandy Taylor, Chapter Director

ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter 

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings
The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings

Half Day Seminar
ASHRAE Associate, Affiliate or Member $175.00
ASHRAE Student $175.00
ASHRAE Life or Fellow $175.00
Non - Member Guest $225.00
8:30am - 9:00am
Registration - Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm
The European Approach to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings
Presented By:

Bjarne Olesen, Technical University of Denmark


Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Cancellation on or before April 10, 2019 will be reimbursed, after April 10, there will be no refunds issued.

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