USA: Building for People and Performance, Achieving Operational Excellence, is the theme for the year of new ASHRAE president Darryl K Boyce.
Installed during this week’s ASHRAE annual conference in Kansas City, Boyce succeeds current president Sheila J Hayter for 2019/20.
Previously served on the board of directors as treasurer, vice president and director-at-large, Darryl K. Boyce is the recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Service Award and Regional Award of Merit.
He is currently special advisor to the vice-president (finance and administration) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
In addition to his time served on ASHRAE’s board of directors, Boyce has served as chair and coordinating officer for the finance committee and chair of the members council, appointments roadmap committee and president-elect advisory committee.
During his inaugural address on June 24 he focused on overcoming the challenges associated with the efficient operation and performance of buildings. He shared insights into leveraging the latest strategies and innovative technologies to ensure operational success for the people living and working within buildings.
“People must succeed within the buildings we create,” said Boyce. “ASHRAE is committed to preparing building professionals through learning opportunities, engagement and adopting better practices. These are the steps needed to achieve effective operational performance and operator experience.”