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ASHRAE recognized the excellent achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the built environment industry during its 2023 Winter Conference in Atlanta.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R and the built environment such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications, presentations and mentoring. The Society elevated the following 13 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 Society-level Technology Award competition for an outstanding application of innovative design and effective energy utilization. The recipient of the Award of Engineering Excellence will have demonstrated the best overall compliance with the judging criteria.
First-place recipients of the Award of Engineering Excellence include the following:
The 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.
Student Design Competition
The 2022 Student Design Competition focused on the design of a new 23,300 m2, two-story performing arts building on a higher education campus in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. As part of the project, new HVAC systems were designed for the performing arts building. The building consists of offices, classrooms, studios, performance halls, auditorium, offices, food services, and parking area.
First place in the HVAC Design Calculations category was awarded to the University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong. Team members are Cheung Wan Ki, Chow Sze Wah, Sum Ho Yin and Yung Ho Lam.
First place in the HVAC System Selection category was awarded to Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. Team members are Donald Black, Mason Blank, Sarah Halstead, Isabella Zuccaro and Weston Kimmey.
First place in the Integrated Sustainable Building Design category was awarded Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. Team members are Bagus Rangin, Edward Mendrofa, Harrys Argaditya, Nadhira Izzatur, Rizki Siregar and Satria Sutan Azhari.
The Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge
The Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge requires students to plan, develop and enact solutions to sustainability issues in their local or regional areas. In the 2022 Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge, students were challenged to design an ultra-cold refrigeration system for vaccine delivery that is capable of being transported to all global locations.
The first-place student team is from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Team members are Axel Dawne, Farhan Afdhalul Ihsan, Febricetta Zahraketzia Sarwono, I Made Wiratathya Putramas, Joel Fredericko Sumbowo and Kanita Prameswari.
E.K. Campbell Award of Merit
James Kamm, P.E., Ph.D., Fellow Life Member 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. Kamm is professor emeritus, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
ASHRAE Award for Distinguished Public Service
William F. McQuade, P.E., Fellow Member ASHRAE, received the ASHRAE Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award recognizes members who have performed outstanding public service in their community and, in doing so, have helped to improve the public image of the engineer. McQuade is vice president, Sector Services, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), Arlington, Va.
John F. James International Award
Mahroo Eftekhari, CEng., received the John F. James International Award. The award recognizes a member who has done the most to enhance the Society's international presence. Eftekhari is professor, Building Services Engineering, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
YEA Inspirational Leader Award
Jacob Kopocis received the YEA Inspirational Leader Award. The award recognizes a Young Engineer in ASHRAE (YEA) member who has gone above and beyond to make considerable contributions to the industry and community. Kopocis is in mechanical sales, Omaha, Neb.
ASHRAE Hall of Fame
Curtis O. Pedersen, P.E., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE (1934-2012) was 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.
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