Distinguished Alumni Awards

Donald R. Bahnfleth

Donald R. Bahnfleth
To Donald R. Bahnfleth for international leadership in the community of heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineers; for creative and innovative problem solving in architectural energy use as a consulting engineer; and for contributions to human welfare through energy conservation and protection of the environment.

President, ZBA, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1952
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1956

Donald Bahnfleth has had a varied career-research professor, editorial director of Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning magazine, and consulting engineer. He has written over 30 articles and has given speeches all over the world. In 1985, he became president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE). As president he emphasized research efforts in energy use, indoor air quality, and fire and smoke control. He has been a driving force in opening up opportunities for women and minorities in all ASHRAE activities. In addition, he has been outstanding in planning and directing complex heating, ventilating, and air conditioning projects.

Current as of 1990.