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Doug Cochrane, P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

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Doug Cochrane, P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


Doug Cochrane, P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP, ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, is currently an independent consultant after having spent nearly 30 years in equipment sales for Carrier – a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment.

Mr. Cochrane is a graduate of Ryerson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada.  He is also a LEED® AP and has a certificate in sales development from Humber College. Mr. Cochrane completed the Carrier basic system design course and has taken advanced training in rooftops and splits, ahu’s, chillers, controls, and system selling. He qualified as a train the trainer with Carrier. Mr. Cochrane started in inside sales and has held additional roles as software coordinator, chiller and applied systems specialist, territory manager, branch sales manager, regional commercial sales manager, and engineering sales manager.

Mr. Cochrane joined ASHRAE while in university and has participated in chapter, region, and society activities ever since. He is a past president of the Toronto Chapter, CRC Chair (twice), inaugural RVC for GGAC in Region II, served on the Nominating Committee for 6 years, and the Conferences and Expositions Committee (CEC) for 3 years and was the Technical Chair for the Chicago 2015 conference. Mr. Cochrane is the immediate past DRC for Region II and is a member of TC 9.1 Large Building AC, Cold Climate Design Guide TRG9, a member of the standards appeal board, and is currently the immediate past Chair of Building EQ, and ARC for Region II. He served as Chair of the topical conference on Industrial Ventilation in Toronto and is General Chair of the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference which will celebrate Toronto Chapter’s 100th anniversary. Other accomplishments include helped organize Canada’s federal government outreach day in Ottawa and has been involved in the provincial day at Queens Park in Toronto – both from inception. He was awarded ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, the Regional Award of Merit, and the Chapter Service Award. Mr. Cochrane has organized numerous successful meetings at all levels, made impactful contributions and achieved much in the industry.