Darryl K. Boyce, P. Eng., has been named ASHRAE’s President for the 2019–20 term. Previously a treasurer, vice-president and director-at-large on the ASHRAE board of directors, Boyce is the recipient of sundry ASHRAE honours.
Boyce announced his theme for the year of his presidency is “Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence”.
“We must ensure operational performance for the people that live, work, and interact in buildings,” said Boyce. “People must succeed within the buildings we create. Let’s ensure we take the steps needed to achieve effective operational performance and operator experience.”
During his presidency, Boyce plans to focus on how to improve operational performance of buildings by understanding and reducing the challenges between design, construction and operations.
“You may ask why should ASHRAE members care about operational performance? There are four reasons,” he says. “First, we own buildings that we design, build, commission and operate. Second, it aligns with our mission of ‘advancing human well-being.’ Third, building operators need our help. Finally, reducing the environmental impact of building operations is good for the planet.”
Having made contributions to creating the built environment since 1974, Boyce has worked on various projects to increase energy efficiency. His most recent projects include the SNOLAB project in Sudbury, Ontario, where he was responsible for the design and construction of a world-class research facility for underground science.