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Darryl K. Boyce, P. Eng., 2019-20 ASHRAE President

Darryl K. Boyce, P. Eng, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, 2019-20 ASHRAE President

Darryl K. Boyce, P. Eng., is ASHRAE’s President for the 2019-20 term. Boyce has previously served on the board of directors as treasurer, vice president and director-at-large. He is the recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award, Exceptional Service Award and Regional Award of Merit.

His theme for the Society year 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.”

In addition to his time served on the 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.

Boyce has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.

Equipped with his extensive ASHRAE experience, 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. 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.”

Boyce is special advisor to the Vice President of Finance and Administration and was previously an assistant vice president in facilities management and planning at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He has made contributions to creating a built environment since 1974.

Throughout his time spent with ASHRAE and in the HVAC industry, Boyce has worked on various projects to increase energy efficiency. His most recent projects include the SNOLAB project in Sudbury, Ontario, where he is responsible for the design and construction of a world class research facility for underground science. Boyce has also worked on the management of facility expansion projects for various universities.

Boyce is a 1982 graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and earned his Engineering Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1973.

Presidential Address: Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence.

Presentation abstract: Operational performance is an important process in the management of a building. Buildings often fall short on operating to the expectations of the building designers and operators. This is because designers are not always focused on operability during the design process and operators frequently do not possess the proper to skills to adquately operate the technology incorporated into today’s buildings. ASHRAE and its members must take an active role in the ongoing training, engagement and action toward reducing the gap between design, construction and operations. This presentation will explore what ASHRAE is doing to achieve effective operational performance and operator experience, that is good for buildings, good for those who live and work within those building and good for the planet.


Presidential Presentation

Read the complete manuscript of Mr. Boyce’s address given at the June 24, 2019 President’s Luncheon.


View DARRYL'S PowerPoint 

Darryl's Presidential Speech

2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce shares his theme, “Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence”. Filmed June 24, 2019.

Message from President Boyce

Whether you’ve just joined or have been a member for decades, Society President Darryl K. Boyce wants you to know that we’re glad you’re here! Watch the video.


Building Operational Excellence
Resource List

In support of this year's theme, ASHRAE has prepared a comprehensive list of ASHRAE resources to support the 2019-20 Society theme of Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence. 

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