September Member Meeting

September 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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UTAH ASHRAE - September Chapter meeting

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12:00 - 12:45: Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Lunch Presentation (1.0 PDH)

1:00-2:30: Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Technical Session (1.0 PDH)

Presenter: Doug Cochrane

Doug is currently an independent consultant, after having spent nearly 30 years in equipment sales for Carrier –a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment.

Doug is a graduate of Ryerson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario. He is also a LEED AP and has a certificate in sales development from Humber College. He has also 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. Doug 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.

Doug joined ASHRAE 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 for 3 years and was the technical chair for the Chicago 2015 conference. Doug 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 is chair of the upcoming topical conference on Industrial ventilation in Toronto in Aug 2021, and is General Chair of the Annual ASHRAE society meeting in June 2022 celebrating Toronto
chapter’s 100 th anniversary. Doug has helped organize Canada’s federal government outreach day in Ottawa since the beginning, and has been involved in the provincial day at Queens Park in Toronto from
day 1. He holds the ASHRAE distinguished service award, the regional award of merit, and the chapter service award.

He also serves on part 6 HVAC of the Ontario building code as technical advisory committee chair and is part of the stakeholder group for Ontario’s energy and water reporting and benchmarking. He was also
part of the program advisory committee for Sheridan College. Doug has given Building EQ presentations at many ASHRAE CRC’s (Regions I,II,XI, XIV in 2019), and
presented on Public speaking, running a successful meeting, and the Cold climate design guide at the Region XI CRC at sea last year. He always does a regional update on society meetings to keep everyone
in the region informed, and also recognizing regional member achievements and awards. He gave a 2.5 hr presentation at the Buildings show in Toronto in Dec 2019 on an update of ASHRAE standards for
higher building performance, and energy efficiency. He was a reviewer of the latest ASHRAE 3 rd edition of Air Conditioning System Design Manual, and has also reviewed ASHRAE handbook chapters relative to
TC 9.1.

He is married to Cathy and they have one son Sean. An avid sports fan, Doug is a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs hockey supporter, and hopes to see them win another Stanley cup during his lifetime.


ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) program provides the next step beyond simple benchmarking to enhance a building’s energy reporting and disclosure policies. By incorporating an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit, Building EQ includes an energy analysis to benchmark energy performance, actionable recommendations to improve energy performance, and information on a building’s Indoor Environmental Quality for additional assessment. Building EQ offers a consistent methodology so buildings can be reevaluated over time to determine if the improvements are achieving the expected energy savings and performance results. The resulting Building EQ score provided by the program reflects the building’s energy performance.

Two different evaluations can be used independently to compare a candidate building to other similar buildings or together for an assessment of design potential compared to actual operation:

  • As Designed compares energy use based on a building’s physical characteristics and systems utilizing simulated standardized energy use models of the candidate building and standardized modeling inputs of operating parameters, making the model independent of operational and occupancy variables, to the baseline energy use intensity (EUI).
  • In Operation compares actual building energy use based on metered energy use of a building to baseline energy use intensity (EUI), provides actionable recommendations that may be used in preparation of an on-site ASHRAE Standard 211-compliant Level 1 Energy Audit, and confirms that indoor environmental quality is not compromised for energy savings.


Baseline (median) EUI is based on the median established by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, corrected for location based on the building’s ASHRAE Climate Zone. Building EQ can help measure and improve the performance of buildings, leading to the following energy resilience benefits:

  • Assessment of building energy use in comparison to net-zero energy consumption;
  • Identification of energy conservation opportunities for a wide variety of buildings; and
  • Accurate energy reduction recommendations applicable for buildings in their specific ASHRAE Climate Zone.


The Building EQ score provided for the building is an indicator of the building’s capability of contributing to energy conservation and resilience plans, whether for a building or campus owner.


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