ASHRAE president to speak at TTU on Oct. 24

The president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers will detail the group's latest efforts toward sustainability in the building environment at a presentation at Tennessee Tech University at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Brown Hall, Room 236.

During his term, Terry E. Townsend, ASHRAE president, is focusing on what the society as well as the building industry must do to provide definitive technical guidance, innovative engineering applications and leading-edge research in order to design, build and operate buildings in a more sustainable manner.

Townsend, president of Townsend Engineering Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Panama City, Fla., directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. He has served as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and Region VII director and regional chair.

He is the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award, a Region VII Technology Award, a Regional Award of Merit and a Chapter Report Award.

He was awarded a bachelor's of science in 1971 and a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1973 from Tennessee Tech University.

He has two daughters, Tiffany Elaine Townsend and Tara Elizabeth Townsend Paras, and wife, Leatha Davis Townsend.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kristy Cunningham at 931-372-3275.