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Canadians listed among ASHRAE member awards

February 12, 2021 | By HPAC Magazine

Nicolas Lemire, P.Eng., president and CEO, Pageau Morel & Associates in Montreal was recognized for exceptional and distinguished service to the Society.

Standard 189.1The international society for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, ASHRAE,  recognized outstanding achievements and contributions of its global members during the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, held online February 9-11.

Below is a list of Canadians who were among this year’s award winners:


An ASHRAE Fellow membership grade recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC/R and the built environment :

  • John M. House, Ph.D., principal, John House Consulting Services, Montreal.

Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award

  • Beatriz Salazar, of the Toronto Chapter, received the Dan Mills Chapter Programs Award, which recognizes excellence in chapter program endeavours. Salazar is a designer – electrical, with Smith and Andersen in Toronto.

Exceptional Service Award

  • Nicolas Lemire, P.Eng., HFDP, Fellow Member ASHRAE, president and CEO, Pageau Morel & Associates, Montreal.
  • Tim McGinn, P.Eng., HBDP, retired, Calgary.

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished 50-Year Member Award

  • John B. Bisset, P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, founder, Chorley + Bisset Ltd., London, Ont.
  • Frantisek Vaculik, Life Member ASHRAE, Nepean, Ont.


The ASHRAE Technology Awards

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative building designs. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality and serve to communicate innovative systems design. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards.

Among the first place recipients for the ASHRAE Technology Awards:

  • Aaron Smith, P.Eng, BEAP, BEMP, Denis A. Morris and Andrew Bartlett, new educational facilities, the Dalhousie IDEA and Design Buildings project, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The building is owned by Dalhousie University. 

A complete list of all of this year’s award winners can be found at ashrae.org.



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