Board of Governors

Current ASHRAE Ireland Board (2021-22)

Board Members

Committee Chairs

Committee Function Chair Vice-Chair
Chapter Technology Transfer* Events, Talks, DLs John Bynum Tony O’Keefe
Electronic Communications* PR, Website, Articles, Publications Daniel Coakley David Keogh
Membership Promotion* Membership, Sponsors, Finance Frank Caul Michael Geraghty
Student Activities* Student Activities Adam O’Donovan Conor Deane
YEA* (Young Engineers ASHRAE Young Members Conor Deane Daniel Coakley
Grassroots Government Activities* CIBSE, EI, GAI, IBPSA, IGBC, IRI, SEAI    Ken Goodman Edith Blennerhasset
Research Promotion* Fundraising for RP campaign Daniel Coakley  
Nominating* Succession Planning Donal Finn  
Training and Education   Andrew Keegan Gary O’Sullivan
Clean Rooms   Conor Murray Brendan Redington
Refrigeration   Seamus Kerr Hugh O’Gorman
ASHRAE Ireland Chapter – Committee Chairs 2021-22

Members at Large

  • Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls;
  • Jamie Field, Sirus Group;
  • Michael Gibbons, TCD;
 

Board Member Bio’s

Daniel Coakley (President) is a Senior Research Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK). His main focus is on developing solutions for improving resource efficiency in the built environment, with particular emphasis on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVACS), as well as indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Daniel combines a breadth of expertise from core engineering fundamentals to ICT, controls, simulation and data analysis, to help deliver novel solutions to complex technical challenges.

His work as a researcher includes: automated fault detection and diagnosis in commercial air-handling units; leveraging ICT for water and energy conservation; building information modelling (BIM) and energy simulation; industrial energy management systems (EnMS) and maturity models; and simulation-enhanced predictive control for buildings and HVAC systems. In his current role, Daniel provides detailed guidance for development of future sustainable energy systems for Europe, and the role of air-source heat-pumps (ASHP) and district heating and cooling (DHC) in grid decarbonisation.

Conor Murray (Vice-President) has over 30 years’ experience in design and construction of cleanrooms and biosafety labs, and since 2007 independently in a CQV, oversight and compliance role. Conor is Chairman of TC5, the HealthCare Standards Consultative (HCSC) committee for NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and represents Ireland as Head of  Delegation, a Convener of WG2 on Microbiological Control (revision of ISO 14698:2003), and Subject Matter Expert at ISO/TC209 and CEN/TC243  on cleanroom standardisation.Conor is a founder member and current Chairman of the  Irish Cleanrooms Society (ICS) and a past Chairman (2008) of the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies, (ICCCS).  

Conor is a long-time member of ISPE, currently President Elect of the ASHRAE Ireland chapter and has several published papers on contamination control. Conor lectures internationally and provides standards and cleanroom technology training on behalf of the Irish Cleanroom Society and NSAI. 

Conor Deane (Secretary) received his bachelor’s and master’s in Energy Systems Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He received a scholarship to peruse a Research Masters with the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE) under Dr. Marcus Keane. His Masters was based in the area of building energy simulation, smart grid and smart building technologies on the Aran Islands. Conor is a past auditor of the NUIG energy society (2017/2018) and founder of the Galway Energy Summit (2018-present).

Conor now works as a Project Engineer with JV Tierney and Consulting Engineers (Sustainable & Environmental Department). Conor’s day to day work focuses on all aspects of the sustainable building design and assessment including , BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) ,Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building Energy Ratings (BER), Part L Compliance Simulations and thermal comfort analysis.

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2020-21)

  • Board Members: Michael Geraghty, Entropic – President; Ken Goodman, Google – Vice-President; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary; Brendan O’Malley, Entropic – Treasurer 
  • Committee Chairs: Tony O’Keefe, Remote HVAC – CTTCKen Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Frank Caul, Remote HVAC, Membership Promotion Chair; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK), Research Promotion Chair; Adam O’Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology – Student Activities Chair; Conor Deane, SEHA Technical Services Ltd, Young Engineers ASHRAE (YEA) Chair; Seamus Kerr – Institute of Refrigeration Ireland – Refrigeration Committee Chair; Donal Finn, UCD – Nominating Committee; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK), Communications; VACANT – Honors and Awards; Conor Murray 3dimension, Cleanroom Committee Chair; Brendan Redington, HSE – Health.
  • Student Branch Advisors: Donal Finn, UCD; Adam O’Donovan MTU; Marcus Keane, NUIG; Martin O’Brien TUD
  • Members at Large: Aggelos Mylonas, Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Jamie Field, Sirus; Mattia de Rosa, UCD; Michael Gibbons, TCD; Michele Cerretani, Sirus; Pat McEnroy; Peter O’Dowd; Willie Geraghty, Entropic;

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2019-20)

  • Board Members: Michael Dawkins, RPS – President; Michael Geraghty, Entropic – Vice-President; Pat McEnroy, Tandem Project Management – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Conor Deane, NUI Galway,Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Martin O’Brien, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), 
  • Student Branch Advisors: Dr. Donal Finn, UCD; Dr. Marcus Keane, NUIG; Dr. Paul O’Sullivan, CIT;
  • Members at Large: Jamie Field, Sirus Group; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2018-19)

  • Board Members: Donal Finn, UCD – President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Jamie Field, Sirus Group; John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project Management; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2017-18)

  • Board Members: Donal Finn, UCD – President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Jamie Field, Sirus Group; John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project ManagementHugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Mattia de Rosa, University College Dublin (UCD); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2016-17)

  • Board Members: Simeon Oxizidis, IERC – Vice-president; Donal Finn, UCD – Vice-President; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-UK) – Secretary;
  • Committee Chairs: Frank Caul, Sirus Group, Past President & Membership Chair; Ken Goodman, Jacobs Engineering, Grassroots/Advocacy Chair; Georgia-Mai McGrath, PM Group, Young Engineers ASHRAE Chair; Adam O’ Donovan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Student Activities Chair;
  • Members at Large: Michele Cerretani, Sirius Group; Pat McEnroy, TANDEM Project Management; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls; Paul O’ Sullivan, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT); Domnick Ward, Crystal Air

Previous ASHRAE Ireland Board (2015-16)

  • Board Members: Frank Caul, Sirus – President; Simeon Oxizidis, IERC – Vice-president; Michael Dawkins, RPS – Treasurer; Daniel Coakley, IES Ltd. – Secretary
  • Members at Large: Donal Finn, UCD ; Ken Goodman, ASHRAE Sub-Region B Chair; Hugh O’Gorman, Johnson Controls ; Michele Cerretani, Sirus ; Tom Morgan, DPS Ltd.