Press Release Summary:
ASHRAE is recognizing 36 people for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at 2012 Winter Conference, which is being held January 21-25. Honors to be bestowed concern Hall of Fame, ASHRAE Technology Awards, ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition, John F. James International Award, and E.K. Campbell Award. Winners include students, those hard at work in their respective fields, as well as those who made HVAC/R technology milestones in their lifetime.
Original Press Release:
ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements
CHICAGO- Thirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society's 2012 Winter Conference held here Jan. 21-25.
The Hall of Fame, honors deceased members of the Society who have made milestone contributions to the growth of HVAC&R technology.
The recipient is Presidential Member Roderick Kirkwood, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes distinction in the arts and sciences of environmental technology and is earned through achievement as a researcher, designer, educator or engineering executive. The Society elevated 13 members to the grade of Fellow ASHRAE:
The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building designs, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. Six projects received first-place ASHRAE Technology Awards:
The ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition challenged teams of students to create an integrated sustainable building design as well as select and design HVAC&R systems for the Drake Well Museum located in Titusville, Pa., the site where Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859 and launched the modern petroleum industry. First place in HVAC System Design is awarded to Holly Brink, Michael Crabb, James Dougherty, Andrew Gilliam and Gina Halbom of University of Nebraksa-Omaha. First place in HVAC System Selection is awarded to Lynn Gualtieri, Evan Oda, Kristin Porter, Navid Saiidnia, Jeffrey Wong and Cameron Young of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. First place in the Integrated Sustainable Building Design is awarded to Qi Te, Zhang Qiqi and Chen Yuanyi of Tianjin University, China.
The John F. James International Award is given to an ASHRAE member who has done the most to enhance the Society's international presence. The recipient is Edward Ka Cheung Tsui, managing director, Intelligent Technologies, Ltd., Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
The E.K. Campbell Award honors outstanding achievements by engineering educators and is presented by the ASHRAE Life Members Club. The recipient is Wayne Helmer, Ph.D., P.E., professor of mechanical engineering, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Ark.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with 52,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today.