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ASHRAE appoints Canadian as 2019-20 president


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July 19, 2019

Darryl Boyce giving a speech at the ASHRAE conference in Kansas City.

ASHRAE installed its 2019-20 president, Darryl Boyce, during its 2019 Annual Conference, held June 22-26 in Kansas City, MO.

Boyce is special advisor to the vice-president (Finance and Administration) at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. He succeeds outgoing president Sheila Hayter.

During his inaugural presidential address, Boyce announced the new society theme: “Building for People and Performance: Achieving Operational Excellence.”

“People must succeed within the buildings we create,” Boyce said. “ASHRAE is committed to preparing building professionals through learning opportunities, engagement and adopting better practices.”

Saskatchewan-based William Dean, regional site operations manager at the National Research Council of Canada, will serve a one-year term on the board.

More than 1,600 attendees joined ASHRAE at its conference, of which 89 were Canadian. The five-day event included both educational and entertainment opportunities, as well as awards recognizing members.

The society also announced its five-year strategic plan, which sets out its mission, vision and values from 2019 to 2024. It outlines two areas: Built Environment for the Future and the Future of ASHRAE.

Key action items included promotion of best practices for resiliency of buildings, accelerating thought leadership, streamlining the organization’s internal governance and chapter engagement.

The 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference will be held from February 1 to 5 in Orlando, FL.


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