Tim McGinn, principal at Dialog in Calgary, has been named director-at-large with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its annual conference in Long Beach, California.
A global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, ASHRAE’s 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education.
A long-time member, McGinn has been actively involved with ASHRAE since joining as a student in 1982. Serving a three-year term, his focus as director-at-large will be to guide the implementation of ASHRAE’s strategic plan to lead and accelerate sustainable industry trends.
“From the local chapters to the society level, ASHRAE’s strength is its united, global vision to serve humanity through a more sustainable world,” says McGinn. “It’s a huge honour to give back to an industry that has provided my livelihood, and is aligned with Dialog’s vision to improve the wellbeing of our communities.”
McGinn is a professional engineer and has degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. His green building design expertise includes low temperature heating and high temperature cooling systems, radiant heating and cooling, passive, direct and indirect evaporative cooling, displacement and underfloor air systems, mixed mode natural ventilation, grey water reuse and passive solar heating.
“The tremendous amount of volunteer work that occurs within ASHRAE is unique, compared to other societies. The dedication of our 2017-2018 officers will strengthen our society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world,” says ASHRAE’s president Bjarne W. Oleson.