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By Jodi Scott - Ashrae. ST. LOUIS — Ninety-two people were recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society’s 2016 Annual Conference held here June 25-29.
Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award
Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, receives the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award. This annual award is given to an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous preeminence in engineering or research work. The honor was initiated in 1979 by Presidential Member Bill Holladay. Taylor is principal, Taylor Engineering, Alameda, California.
Andrew T. Boggs Service Award
Presidential Member H.E. “Barney” Burroughs, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, receives the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award. The award, named after ASHRAE’s executive vice president emeritus, recognizes an Exceptional Service Award recipient for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service. Burroughs is president and CEO, Building Wellness Consultancy Inc., Johns Creek, Georgia.
Distinguished 50-Year Member Award
The Distinguished 50-Year Member Award is given to individuals who have been a member for a minimum of 50 years, and who have performed outstanding service. The following 15 members received the award:
Exceptional Service Award
The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Service Award recipients who have continued to serve faithfully and with exemplary effort. Ten members were recognized:
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award salutes members of any grade who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction and who have given freely of their time and talent in chapter, regional and Society activities. The following 34 members were recognized:
Journal Paper Award
Philip Bartholomew, P.E., receives the Journal Paper Award for the article,“Energy-Efficient Approach for Operating Rooms,” judged to be the best article published in ASHRAE Journal. The article was published in April 2015. Bartholomew is senior mechanical project engineer, Miller-Remick, Cherry Hill,New Jersey.
Crosby Field Award
John A. Shonder and Cyrus H. Nasseri are the recipients of the Crosby Field Award for their paper, “Achieving Deeper Energy Savings in Federal Energy Performance Contracts,” which was judged to be the best paper presented before the Society. The Crosby Field Award is named for Presidential Member Field. Shonder is director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Sustainability Performance Office, Washington, D.C. Nasseri is program manager, U.S. DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program, Washington, D.C.
Technical Paper Award
The following papers received a Technical Paper Award, which recognizes the authors of the best papers presented at Society conferences.
Willis H. Carrier Award
Dustin W. Demetriou, Ph.D., and Hamza Salih Erden, Ph.D., receive the Willis H. Carrier Award, which is given to a member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at a Society conference. The award is presented for “Proposal for Standard Compact Server Model for Transient Data Center Simulations.”
Lincoln Bouillon Award
Jessica Mangler, P.E., of the St. Louis Chapter, receives the Lincoln Bouillon Award, which recognizes a member who performs the most outstanding work in increasing membership. The award commemorates Presidential Member Bouillon’s efforts in recruiting new members. Mangler is a mechanical engineer, Ross & Baruzzini, St. Louis, Missouri.
William J. Collins Jr. RP Award
Kimberly M. Thompson, P.E., HBDP, of the Houston Chapter, receives the William J. Collins Jr. RP Award. The award, named in honor of Presidential Member Collins, recognizes a chapter RP chair who excels in raising funds for ASHRAE’s RP campaign. Thompson is director of higher education and laboratory markets, HTS, Houston, Texas.
Environmental Health Award
Francis J. Offermann, P.E, CIH, receives the Environmental Health Award, which recognizes excellence in volunteer service focused on environmental health issues. Offermann is president, Indoor Environmental Engineering, San Francisco, California.
Government Advocacy Award
Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, BEMP, of the West Virginia Chapter, receives the Government Advocacy Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding effort and achievement in state, provincial and local government activities in connection with technical issues related to the Society. Hallstrom resides in Crestview, Florida.
Lou Flagg Historical Award
Faye C. McQuiston, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, of the Central Oklahoma Chapter, receives the Lou Flagg Historical Award, which recognizes an individual for preparing the most outstanding historical presentation related to HVAC&R. The award is named in recognition of Presidential Member Lou Flagg, who promoted an interest in history. McQuiston is professor emeritus, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Student Activities Achievement Award
Ather Naseem Siddiqui, of the Northern Pakistan Chapter, receives the Student Activities Achievement Award, which recognizes a chapter Student Activities Committee chair for service related to the goals and growth of student activities. Siddiqui is CEO, Environmental Engineering Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Standards Achievement Award
Jerry M. Sipes, Ph.D, P.E., receives the Standards Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional service in the area of standards leadership and technical contribution. He was recognized posthumously. Prior to his death he served as vice president of engineering, Price Industries Inc., Suwanee, Georgia.
Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award
Jovan Pantelic, Ph.D., receives the Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, which is given to a promising investigator for significant accomplishment in the general area of peoples’ response to the environment. Pantelic is an assistant professional researcher, Center for the Built Environment, University of California, Berkeley.
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 55,000 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.