The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has presented its highest award, the F. Paul Anderson Award, to DEC’s Senior Engineer Emeritus, Richard P. Perry.

Perry, 86, a veteran of heavy bomber missions over Germany in WWII, and a private pilot still, began his career as a consulting engineer in 1952, and has been at the forefront of “green” building technology since 1985. Recommendations that followed his 2-year survey of over 1500 buildings and plants in British Columbia resulted in substantial energy savings to the province. As Senior Engineer Emeritus at DEC, Perry remains an active and involved engineer and a highly-valued part of the DEC team.

ASHRAE’s F. Paul Anderson Award is the society’s highest honour, presented for notable individual achievement and exceptional leadership in the HVAC&R industry, for contributions to ASHRAE, and for outstanding service to society.

Richard Perry