ASHRAE Ottawa Valley Chapter

ASHRAE Society President’s Address - “Building For People And Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence”
Meeting 4 - January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Centurion Conference & Event Center
170 Colonnade Rd
Nepean, ON
K2E 7J5
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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Event Description


ASHRAE Society President’s Address - “Building For People And Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence”

Operational performance is an important process in the management of a building. Buildings often fall short on operating to the expectations of the building designers and operators. This is because designers are not always focused on operability during the design process and operators frequently do not possess the proper to skills to adequately operate the technology incorporated into today’s buildings. ASHRAE and its members must take an active role in the ongoing training, engagement and action toward reducing the gap between design, construction and operations. This presentation will explore what ASHRAE is doing to achieve effective operational performance and operator experience, that is good for buildings, good for those who live and work within those building and good for the planet.


Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng.

2019-2020 ASHRAE President

Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2019-2020 term. Boyce has previously served on the board of directors as treasurer, vice president and director-at-large. He is the recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Service Award and Regional Award of Merit.


His theme for the Society year is “Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence.”


“We must ensure operational performance for the people that live, work, and interact in buildings,” said Boyce. “People must succeed within the buildings we create. Let’s ensure we take the steps needed to achieve effective operational performance and operator experience.”


In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Boyce has served as chair and coordinating officer for the Finance Committee and chair of the Members Council, Appointments Roadmap Committee and President-Elect Advisory Committee. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.


Equipped with his extensive ASHRAE experience, Boyce plans to focus on how to improve operational performance of buildings by understanding and reducing the challenges between design, construction and operations.


“You may ask why should ASHRAE members care about operational performance? There are four reasons. First, we own buildings that we design, build, commission and operate. Second, it aligns with our mission of “advancing human well-being.’ Third, building operators need our help. Finally, reducing the environmental impact of building operations is good for the planet.”


Boyce is special advisor to the vice-president (Finance and Administration) – and was previously an assistant vice president in Facilities Management and Planning – at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. With his experience, he has made contributions to creating a built environment since 1974.


Tech Session

‘Choosing the right HVAC system: at least as important as designing it right,   Description: HVAC engineers have to handle lots of data points to select the right system for their clients. How can we guarantee that the choice we make is the best FOR the client?  Hint: it’s not about YOU and the systems YOU like.  Joel will discuss the path from understanding the issues, the challenges and finally getting to the right choice.’


Joel Primeau, ing. HBDP, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer at J.L. Richards and Associates

Joel is well known in Ottawa for his dynamic lectures. He is essentially reprising his role as our tech session in-house ASHRAE trainer for the Ottawa Valley Chapter, after an 8-year hiatus while he was in Quebec City. Joel brings 32 years of HVAC experience to his tech sessions. He co-wrote the very successful HVAC Design Essentials Course for ASHRAE, and he has taught this course all over the world for the last 10 years. Whether you’re old or new to the HVAC industry, you will always learn something fresh and innovative from a class taught by Joel.


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
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tech Session - Choosing the right HVAC system
Presented By:

Joel Primeau, ing. HBDP, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer at J.L. Richards and Associates

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Social Hour
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dinner - approximate timing
8:00pm - 9:00pm
ASHRAE Presidential Address
Presented By:

Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng.

2019-2020 ASHRAE President

Additional Information

Complimentary parking at the back of the building.

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

Refunds requested by January 17, 2020 will be issued, no refunds after this date.

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