Douglas C. Cochrane
(Accepting In-Person & Virtual Presentation Requests)
Department Head
Carrier Canada
4347 Palisades Lane
Mississauga, ON L4W 3X7
(647) 272-6754
Region: II
Honorarium: None

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 currently a Director at Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors. 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. Doug is a past DRC for Region II, and is a member of TC 9.1 Large Building AC, TC 9.2 Industrial Air Conditioning (CM), Cold Climate Design Guide TRG9, planning committee, and is past Chair of Building EQ, and past ARC and Regional Representative for Region II as well as a member of the standards appeal board. He chaired the topical conference on Industrial ventilation in Toronto in June 2022, and was General Chair of the Annual ASHRAE society meeting in June 2022 celebrating Toronto chapter’s 100th anniversary. Doug is part of the Decarbonization Task Force Training and Education subcommittee. He holds the ASHRAE distinguished service award, the regional award of merit, and the chapter service award.

He also served on part 6 HVAC of the Ontario building code as technical advisory committee chair and was 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 was a reviewer of the latest ASHRAE 3rd edition of Air Conditioning System Design Manual, and has also reviewed ASHRAE handbook chapters relative to TC 9.1, and been actively involved in the cold climate design guide, and the building EQ committee for years.

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.

Building EQ

ASHRAE's on line's best kept secret. the portal allows to get not only an energy and carbon score but getting energy efficiency measures to lp improve them.


An introductory look into the vast topic and how ASHRAE and the task force are addressing it.

Cold Climate

As part of the original group working on the cold climate design guide (CCDG) that was published provide an overview of cold climate design principles from the guide.

Cold Climate Design Guide

An overview of the 1st and 2nd editions and also the resiliency and sustainability guide.

System Selection

The do's and dont's and considerations for a decarbonized world.

Low GWP Refrigerants

A look at what the options are in the drive for a sustainable world.


Everything you can know but were afraid to ask.

Public Speaking

Considerations for a better presentation

Running Effective Meetings

How to make more productive meetings.