ASHRAE saluted engineers during National Engineers Week Feb. 20-26.

“National Engineers Week showcases how our profession engineers the world in which we live,” said Lynn G. Bellenger, president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. “From buildings to manufacturing and transportation, engineers have been behind many modern-day marvels. ASHRAE is proud to be lead sponsor in this program and celebration.”

ASHRAE has twice served as lead organization for National Engineers Week. The last time, in 2003, ASHRAE launched the New Faces of Engineering program as part of the weekly celebration.

The New Faces program promotes the accomplishments of young engineers across various disciplines by highlighting their engineering contributions and the resulting impact on public welfare. The program targets those age 30 and younger. Engineering associations, societies and government groups nominate candidates each year, which are selected for recognition in USA Today.

ASHRAE’s New Face of Engineering is Tracey Jumper, general manger and commissioning project manager for Cornerstone Group Commissioning Ltd. in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

ASHRAE said that Jumper is leading the way in demonstrating that her engineering specialization of building commissioning can be a best strategy for reducing energy use and costs while increasing comfort and healing in health care buildings. She created a process that translates industry commissioning guidelines into effective quality control tools for users. The process is suited to how people and systems operate in environments where system efficiency and environment quality are critical over the life of the building.

ASHRAE also announced a college edition of the New Faces of Engineering. This new program will promote the accomplishments of fourth- and fifth-year engineering students by highlighting their academic success and student contributions to the industry and sponsoring society. The “new face” from each society will be announced by May 15.

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