This presentation describes how global thinking on decarbonization is applied in local application to realize effective reduction of carbon production at the locality where the CO2 is being produced.



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 was 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.

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.

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