USA: Van D Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed director-at-large for ASHRAE.

Baxter, a fellow and life member of the 50,000-member organisation, is a senior research and development engineer in ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division. He works in the Building Equipment Research group focusing on heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology and water heating systems.