January 2021 Chapter Meeting

January 13, 2021
11:45 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
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Many people think of morality as something that’s personal and normative, whereas ethics is the standards of “good and bad” distinguished by a certain community or social setting. Morality is a personal view of what is “right or wrong”, “good or bad about a topic or issue while the ethics of the subject reflect the collective wisdom of a group. The ethics of ASHRAE, therefore, reflect the collective wisdom of ASHRAE members. This lecture looks at the use and effectiveness of the ASHRAE Code of Ethics


Speaker: T. David Underwood, P.Eng., lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada

He represented ORAC and HRAI on the Canadian Standards Association B52 committee on Mechanical Refrigeration, the advisory committee that assisted the Ontario government in developing refrigeration regulations. He coauthored a trade refrigeration safety manual and served on the Refrigeration trade advisory committee for the refrigeration trade in Ontario.              

When David was a member of a Canadian Model National Building Code, advisory committee, he participated in writing the Building Science and Plumbing section of the 2015 edition of the code. 

As the 2015-2016 ASHRAE president , David Underwood was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He is an ASHRAE Fellow, ASHRAE Life Member. He previously served on the Board as president –elect, treasurer, two terms as a vice president and as a director-at-large. He holds the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award and the William J. Collins Research Promotion Award. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, a member of Technical Committee 7.2, HVAC&R Construction & Design Build Technologies, and a member of the Building Performance Alliance Ad Hoc Committee.

Underwood was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Immediately after graduation, he entered the HVAC&R industry and was employed by a major products manufacturer for approximately 10 years.  In 1975, Underwood founded Isotherm Engineering Ltd an HVAC&R design-build enterprise. 


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