ASHRAE honors recent projects with building technology awards
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.
The Technology Award first-place winners were:
- Alexander Butkus Jr., P.E., and Shirish Maniar, P.E., for the laundry water recovery system at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino in the Alternative and/or Renewable Energy Use category. Butkus is vice chairman, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Evanston, Ill. Maniar is project manager, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Evanston, Ill.
- David Schaefer and Gerry Noorts, P.E., for the heat recovery for domestic hot water and pool heating project at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in the commercial buildings, existing, category. Schaefer and Noorts are both project managers, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Evanston, Ill.
The ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition challenged teams of undergraduate students to develop architectural design, HVAC system design or system selection of an animal services center in Calgary, Alberta.
In the HVAC System Design category, the recipients are:
First place: David Begin, Wayne Belka, Tim Eller, Bill Kangas, Marv Kladder, Troy Milks, Matthew Pedler and Brian Reneker of the Ferris State University Applied Technology Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Their advisor was Donald Steeby.
In the HVAC System Selection category, the recipients were:
First place: Zachary Brown, Damien Chambers, Scott Houghton, Jason Izbicki, Scott Kaplan, Tom Tacey and Dean Weber of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. Their advisor was Michael Walton.
The E.K. Campbell Award honors outstanding achievements by engineering educators. The recipient is Harmohindar Singh, Ph.D., P.E., an ASHRAE fellow, a professor of architectural engineering and director of the Center for Energy Research and Technology, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.