ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter

May Meeting - Fuel-Switching Hydronic Systems with Air-To-Water Heat Pumps
Speaker: Chris DesRoches, P.Eng
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was May 8, 2023.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre
555 Bay Street North
Hamilton, ON
L8L 1H1
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Registration Deadline
Monday, May 8th, 2023
Early Bird Deadline
Register on or before Monday, May 1st, 2023 to receive special pricing.
Event Description


Fuel Switching Hydronic Systems with Air-to-Water Heat Pumps


Join Chris DesRoches, Applied Product Manager with Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada to discuss Air-to-Water Heat Pumps and how they can best be leveraged to reduce building emissions in retrofits of hydronic systems and new construction alike. Learn about various applications and how a simple air-cooled chiller upgrade to an air-to-water heat pump can lead to significant emission and energy use reductions. See exactly how this technology fits into a low-carbon future with electrified buildings from the point of view of engineers, mechanical designers, and energy modelers.


Key takeaways from the session:


  1. Understand the concept of fuel-switching and its importance for high efficiency retrofit of existing building central plant systems.
  2. Learn design strategies, sizing methodologies and application techniques of using air-to-water heat pump plant equipment.
  3. Learn about the energy and cost savings, and emission reductions achievable with fuel-switching retrofit of traditional central plant systems with air-to-water heat pumps




Chris DesRoche, P.Eng.


Chris is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As Applied Product Manager, Chris is a subject-matter expert on Hydronic Heat Pump solutions. Chris has a passion for efficient and environmentally responsible HVAC solutions which will be imperative in the preparation for the future of the built environment, as the industry strategizes to meet local and global targets to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Contact & Support

Please Note: Electronic attendence certificates for keeping a record of PDHs (Professional Development Hours) will now be provided to all attendees as standard.


For support or inquiries, please contact Aaron @  or 905-961-5131 during regular business hours. 

All prices in Canadian dollars
* Early Bird Price Special
On or before May 1, 2023
Regular Price
After May 1, 2023
ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Members
$75 pp

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  $70.00 $75.00
Non-Members (Guests)
$95 pp
  $90.00 $95.00
  $10.00 $15.00
Table Top Sponsor/Exhibitor
What's Included:
Ready to use Table Top
Dinner Registration for 1 Person
Display Area
  $145.00 $150.00
ASHRAE Life Members
  $0.00 $0.00
5:30pm - 8:00pm
ASHRAE Hamilton Meeting
Additional Information


5:30 Networking

6:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Speaker/Presentation

8:00 pm Q&A

8:30 pm Close-out

Cancellation &
Refund Policy

All sales are final, no refunds.

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