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In-Person April Chapter Meeting
April 13, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm$25.00
** All Student Members please contact the registration chair.
APRIL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR (PES)
When: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
- 3:30-5:30pm - PES Seminar
- 5:30-6:30pm - Happy Hour and Small Bites
Where: Hilton Arlington, 950 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22203
Topic: "How Does DEI Play a Role in the AEC Industry?"
Speakers: Dr. Theresa Weston and Dunstan Macauley
This PES will discuss how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) play a role in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and ASHRAE. This important conversation will touch on what exactly DEI is, what it means for you, how you can contribute, and how it can add value to your organization. Hear from Dr. Theresa Weston and Dunstan Macauley on different challenges people face when it comes to DEI in our industry and learn about DEI specifically in ASHRAE – the history of it, importance of it, and what the future looks like.
Dr. Theresa Weston is a building science research professional specializing in the durability and energy efficiency of buildings. Theresa started The Holt Weston Consultancy in November 2020 to foster innovation of building materials, and products to improve the resilience and sustainability of buildings. Theresa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering, both from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Weston is a 25-year member of ASHRAE, and has served on multiple committees. She is also active with ICC and ASTM. Dr. Weston is a prolific author and industry speaker. She is the Vice-Chair of the ASHRAE sponsored Buildings Conference Series.
Dunstan Macauley has worked extensively as a mechanical engineer specializing in the evaluation, design, and specification of HVAC systems for commercial buildings, pharmaceutical facilities, museums, archival facilities, data centers, laboratories, and educational facilities. He specializes in energy analysis, building energy audits, sustainable design, and life cycle analysis. Mr. Macauley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Macauley is also certified as a High-Performance Building Design Profession and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a member of ASHRAE, ISPE, and AEE.