Thursday, March 1, 2018

ASHRAE BC Dinner Meeting - Student's Night

A group of 10+ students joined ASHRAE BC dinner meeting on Wednesday, February 14 at Italian Cultural Centre. 

The students were able to network with many other professionals in HVAC+R industry during the  meeting. The guest speaker of the meeting, Barry Stephens, had a presentation on Passive House certified ERV/HRV and their design challenges.

ASHRAE BC holds monthly dinner meeting, so if you would like to know more about the future event, please click for ASHRAE BC event. The upcoming March meeting is at on 14th at the same location, Italian Cultural Centre.

Please stay tuned for next event! We will have another building tour on UBC campus.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CEC Building Tour

UBC ASHRAE and class of MECH 473 (HVAC) is going to CEC building tour on Friday January 19th at 09:00 am.

Find more about Campus Energy Centre at here
Also click here to see timelapse of the CEC's construction. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Guest Speaker from SALA UBC on November 22nd, 2017

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Dr. Adam Rysanek is a professor at School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in UBC. He is an expert in green building design, construction and operation, including the integrated technical and economic modelling of building- and community-integrated low-carbon energy systems.

UBC ASHRAE is going to invite him as our first guest speaker of this year. He is going to give us 30 minutes lecture on sustainable building designs and passive house standard energy performance.

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He also has a research lab at UBC and graduate positions for 2018 are opened. Check his lab at

If you are interested in, please RSVP as soon as possible so that I can order pizzas and pops for everybody. Yes! There are going to be free food! Also, please let me know if you want to ask him questions regarding his work, green buildings, energy modeling, passive house etc.

Date: November 22nd, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: CEME 1212

Guest speaker: Dr. Adam Rysanek (SALA) -30 minutes
Q & A - 10 minutes
Pizza & Social - 20 minutes

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Upcoming Event: UBC Campus Energy Tour with FREE PIZZA

From 2011 to 2016, UBC spent $88 million upgrading its district energy system from steam to hot water. The heart of this new system is Campus Energy Centre (CEC), a $24 million state of the art boiler plant on Agronomy Rd. 

A new district energy system was needed, since the steam system constructed in the 1920s was nearing the end of its useful lifespan. Another reason for the upgrade was to combat climate change. UBC discovered that 80% of its carbon footprint was from the natural gas used to heat buildings. The new hot water system is expected to save 24% of this natural gas.

The CEC is targeting LEED Gold Certification and will become only the 2nd UBC building to achieve this status.

Click here to see timelapse of the CEC's construction. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Upcoming Events: TELUS Garden Presentation (April 18) and YEA Brewery Crawl (April 28)

Hello Folks,

The UBC ASHRAE Student Chapter is pleased to invite all student members to an upcoming Telus Garden design presentation on April 18 as well as the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Brewery Crawl on April 28. These events can be an interesting way to de-stress during and after the final exams season. Details regarding both events are listed below:

TELUS Garden Design Presentation (April 18)

TELUS Garden Building on Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Date: April 18, 2016 (Monday)
  • Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Room 2875, Building SW-5 (SW5-2875), BCIT Burnaby Campus (Click Here for Burnaby Campus Map)
  • Key Presenter(s): Goran Ostojic, Kenneth Ng (Integral Group)
  • Description:
    The TELUS Garden building opened up in September 2015 as Vancouver's greenest office tower and features a mix of LEED Platinum office and retail spaces in addition to LEED Gold residential spaces. With a cost of $750 million CAD, key design highlights include radiant heating and cooling, high performance glazing, displacement ventilation, solar PV arrays, rain-water collection and a unique district waste-to-energy system which provides for 80% of the building's heating and cooling demands from TELUS data centers. This design presentation will be led by Goran Ostojic, Vice President Western Canada at Integral Group.
    Refreshments will be provided.
  • RSVP (optional but highly recommended):
  • Cost: Free Admission
YEA Brewery Crawl (April 28)
  • Date: April 28, 2016 (Thursday)
  • Time: 6:00 pm (See Tentative Schedule in Description)
  • Location: Various - East Vancouver. (Click Here for Map of All Locations)
  • Description:
    Come network and connect with Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) members alongside some great craft beer! Enjoy beverages and cruise local breweries that you may or may not have ever stepped into. Drinks will be at your own expense. Tentative schedule is as follows:
    1) Strange Fellows Brewing Company (meet here at 6:00pm)
    2) Off the Rails Brewing
    3) Bomber Brewing
    4) Callister Brewing
    5) Possibly More
  • RSVP (required): RSVP to Mike Kasuya, YEA Chairman at 604-363-3951 or
  • Cost: Free Admission (limited space, please RSVP as soon as possible)

Hope to see you all at these events.

Warm Regards,

Samarth Joshi
UBC ASHRAE Student Chapter