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ATLANTA (Jan. 21, 2018) – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during the 2018 Winter Conference. A list of the awards and their recipients are below.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications and mentoring. The Society elevated 25 members to the grade of Fellow:
Award of Engineering Excellence
The Award of Engineering Excellence was created in 1989 to recognize a first place winner of the Technology Award competition for an outstanding application of innovative design and effective energy utilization. The recipient of the Award of Engineering Excellence has demonstrated the best overall compliance with the judging criteria. This award was last presented in 2014. The recipients are Jonathan R. Rumohr, P.E. and Jesse Hendershot in the existing educational facilities category for the Heritage Hall Alumni Center at Western Michigan University.
ASHRAE Technology Awards
The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members who have successfully applied innovative building designs. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality and serve to communicate innovative systems design. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards. First place recipients are:
Student Design Competition
The Student Design Competition focused on a new single-story meteorological station in the Diego Ramirez Islands (Islas Diego Ramirez), Chile.
First place in the HVAC Design Calculations category was awarded to San Jose State University. Team members are Wilton Chang, Matthew Le, Aditya Mairal, Austin Stevenson and Suraj Thapa.
First place in the HVAC System Selection category was awarded to Warsaw University of Technology. Team members are Dagmara ?wiek, Tomasz Kolsicki, Karolina Kowal and Bart?omiej Tokarzewski.
First place in the category of Integrated Sustainable Building Design was awarded to the University of Central Florida. Team members are Itza Beltran, Matthew Coalson, Karena Wai-Ling Edminister, Toby Miles, Samad Syed and Woranart Timsuwan.
The Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge required students to plan, develop and enact solutions to sustainability issues in their local or regional areas.
The first place student team from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo designed a retrofit evaporative cooled system to reduce the energy consumption of typical residential air conditioning system using harvested and/or reclaimed water for a residence in Atlanta, Ga. Team members are Sean Bybee, Sunghoon Chung, Austin Hochstetler and Antonio De Jesus Aguayo.
E.K. Campbell Award of Merit
Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, received the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit. The award honors an individual for outstanding service and achievement in teaching and is presented by the Life Members Club.
John F. James International Award
Timothy C. Dwyer, C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, received the John F. James International Award. The award recognizes a member who has done the most to enhance the Society’s international presence.
ASHRAE Pioneers of Industry Award
The ASHRAE Pioneers of Industry Award recognizes deceased individuals who have made milestone contributions to the growth of HVAC&R. The recipient, Sadi Carnot (1796 – 1832), was a French military engineer and physicist, often described as the "father of thermodynamics". Carnot´s work attracted little attention during his lifetime, but it was later used by Rudolf Clausius and Lord Kelvin to formalize the second law of thermodynamics and define the concept of entropy.
ASHRAE Hall of Fame
Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E. Fellow/Presidential Member ASHRAE and Seichi “Bud” Konzo were inducted into the ASHRAE Hall of Fame. The ASHRAE Hall of Fame honors deceased members of the Society who have made milestone contributions to the growth of ASHRAE-related technology or the development of ASHRAE as a society.
F. Paul Anderson Award
Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE received the F. Paul Anderson Award. The award is given for notable achievement of outstanding services performed in the HVAC&R field. The award, ASHRAE’s highest given for technical achievement, is named in memory of Presidential Member F. Paul Anderson, who was a pioneer in the study of environmental conditions for comfort.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at >www.ashrae.org/news.