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ASHRAE Toronto - January 2015 Dinner Meeting

  • 12 Jan 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar Rd, Concord ON L4K 1A3
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ASHRAE Toronto Chapter will like to invite our chapter members and guests to start the year off right at our January 2015 dinner meeting.


Date: Monday January 12th, 2015

Reception & Cocktail: 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Dinner Meeting: 6:00PM to 9:00PM 

Location: Hazelton Manor - 99 Peelar Rd, Concord ON L4K 1A3


Feature Presentation:

Wastewater Energy Exchange ; Re-defining Underground Economy 


Building and municipal sanitary wastewater has traditionally been ignored as a heat transfer medium, despite its attractive source temperature, typically between 72 F and 65 F.  New technologies are available that facilitate the opportunity to exploit this medium as a heat-source and heat-sink, reliably and economically. When coupled with this technology, conventional commercial mechanical HVAC equipment & systems can (1) lower heating and cooling operational costs, (2) deliver competitive, or better, green HVAC system installed costs, (3) facilitate viable and scalable energy recovery opportunities, (4) reduce or eliminate carbon-based fuel consumption. Waste-water energy exchange is proving to be a viable and credible means to improve on the energy and environmental bottom-line. A wide array of building and mechanical system applications are in a position to take advantage of this development, to name a few:

Apartments,  Condominiums, and Retirement Facilities, College & University Campuses, District Energy Systems, Hospitals, Long-term Care Facilities, Sports and Recreation Centers, Industrial Facilities, GEOTHERMAL Systems, Public & Institutional Buildings and Commercial Buildings.

Guest Speaker


Rick Lawlor  l P. Eng. LEED® AP

 Rick is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of UNB and is a 35 year HVAC Industry veteran. He started his career with the Trane Company, with field-Sales Engineer assignments in Saint John and Ottawa, before completing Trane’s Graduate program in LaCrosse Wisconsin. Engineering Field-sales assignments followed, beginning in Toronto and later in Hamilton.  Rick has held various Sales Leadership and Sales Management roles within the Trane Ontario organization, overseeing graduate engineers, sales teams, and sales administration, implementing corporate initiatives to meet financial and growth objectives.

In 2010 Rick became an Industry Consultant, providing engineering, management, and sales services to the HVAC Industry. In 2013 he joined International Wastewater Systems (IWS) of Vancouver BC to grow IWS presence and exposure in North America in the arena of emerging sustainable technologies.

Rick acquired LEED AP certification in 2009, is a registered P. Eng in Ontario, and is a member of ASHRAE. He currently resides in Hamilton Ontario


Technology Review:

Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems


Presentation will cover the “Variable refrigerant Flow” Technology background. How heat pump technology is applied in Cold climate. Diversity and adaptability of VRF Systems. How VRF Technology shaping up in the future with innovative design and application in HVAC market. 


Guest Speaker


Syed Abid



Syed has fourteen years of diverse experience in HVAC Industry working in different parts of the world. In his role selling and marketing HVAC products Syed was part of Grundfos Pumps, Carrier Middle east and Canada and recently with Mitsubishi Electric Sales as Regional HVAC Sales Manager.


Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following members for further details:

Glenn Kilmer

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter - President


Brendan McDermott

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Technology Transfer Committee


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