Grand River Chapter
  • The Future Begins with Engineering
    The Future Begins with Engineering
  • Engineering shapes our world for the future
    Engineering shapes our world for the future
  • Professional Engineers turn ideas into reality
    Professional Engineers turn ideas into reality
Announcements and Recent News
Thursday, 02 June 2016 22:08

Tour of REEP House for Sustainable Living

Thursday, June 23, 2016 -  6:00pm to 8:00 pm

REEP House for Sustainable Living - 20 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2Y3

Event is open to P.Eng and EIT only (no guests)

Registration is free, however spaces are limited.

Registration Cut-off is June 16, 2016

REEP House has been renovated to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy used for space heating and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions by 54%. You will find working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies. Also, see how reclaimed materials and natural landscaping can create unique design features in and outside of the home.

As you walk around REEP House, you will have the chance to put your hands inside walls, analyse the competing data and quality of installed products, learn about the REEP House retrofit design strategy and ask plenty of questions. REEP House is all about helping you find solutions for improving your own home or building.

We explore the significance of insulating and sealing the envelope, look at options for improving the quality of your home's heat and water use, and have a free-flowing discussion of some things we learned during the retrofitting process.

The event will include a full tour of REEP House and its many features, including:

  • Water Management (outdoor) – including discussion of municipal stormwater credits
  • Wise Water Use (indoor)
  • Water Heating
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Insulation, Draft-proofing, Windows, and Doors
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Green Materials and Heritage

To register visit: 


Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:42

2016 First Robotics Social

As part of the 2016 National Engineering Month celebrations, the Grand River Chapter was at this year’s First Robotics Competition social, held on the penultimate evening at the University of Waterloo.  PEO volunteers Rory McIntyre, P.Eng. and Kaoru Yajima, P.Eng., were on hand to engage the grade 9-12 competitors to think about what it takes to become an engineer or technologist.  With over 300 students, a good many dropped by to chat, pick up a NEM souvenir and or make their own button.  Teacher supervisors were also on hand and were provided with PEO resources to be used back in the classroom.  

2016 FIRST Robotics


One of the London teams visiting the Grand River Chapter booth 

Page 5 of 7