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ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Outstanding Industry and Society Achievements

  • 28 Jan 2017
  • Atlanta

ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Outstanding Industry and Society Achievements

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Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (January 28, 2017) – Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R such as education, research, engineering design and consultation, publications and mentoring. The Society elevated 22 members to the grade of Fellow:

  • Charles S. Barnaby, Life Member, BEMP, a building software developer, Moultonborough, N.H.
  • Charlene Warres Bayer, Ph.D., chairman and chief science officer, Hygieia Sciences LLC., Atlanta, Ga.
  • Michel Bernier, Ph.D., P.E., a professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Quebec.
  • James J. Bushnell, Life Member, owner, HVAC Consulting Services, Solana Beach, Calif.
  • Thomas D. Colvin, P.E., Life Member, senior consultant, Colvin Engineering Associates Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • John F. Dunlap, P.E., BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, HBDP, HFDP, president, Dunlap & Partners Engineers, Richmond, Va.
  • Steven J. Emmerich, group leader, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md
  • Krishnan Gowri, Ph.D., principal engineer, Generative Design Group, Autodesk, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.
  • John L. Harrod, P.E., Life Member, HFDP, Edmond, Okla.
  • Eliseo Huergo, Ing., Life Member, president, Termair S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., BEAP, HBDP, professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.
  • Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Program, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Zoltan Magyar, Ph.D., head of the Department of Building Energetics and Building Service Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.
  • David R. Olson, P.E., vice president, PCD Engineering Services Inc., Longmont, Colo.
  • Richard L. Pavlak, P.E. president, Heapy Engineering, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Michael Rosenberg, senior research scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.
  • Timothy A. Shedd, Ph.D., CEO and CTO, Ebullient Inc., Madison, Wis.
  • Carey J. Simonson, Ph.D., P.E., professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Robert L. Towell, P.E., commissioning program manager and vice president, CxE Group LLC., Edwardsville, Ill.
  • Phillip M. Trafton, Life Member, principal, Donald F. Dickerson Associates, Tarzana, Calif.
  • R. Vijayakumar, Ph.D., consultant in chief/founder, Aerfil LLC., Liverpool, N.Y.
  • Fu-Jen Wang, Ph.D., P.E., professor, Department of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Energy Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan.

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. First place recipients are:

  • Kitaro Mizuide, Ph.D., P.Eng., general manager of mechanical and electrical engineering division, NIKKEN SEKKEI Ltd., Osaka, Japan, receives first place in the new commercial buildings category for the YKK80 Building, Tokyo. The building is owned by YKK Real Estate Co. Ltd.
  • Adam C. S. Wheeler, P.E., principal, Sherrill Engineering Inc., San Francisco, Calif., receives first place in the existing building commissioning, other institutional buildings category for the University of California, San Francisco, Parnassus Services Seismic Replacement Building MBCx. The building is owned by the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Bradford Crowley, P.E., associate principal, Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pa., receives first place in the new educational facility category for the Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories, Baltimore, Md. The building is owned by Johns Hopkins University.
  • Julien Allard, Eng., mechanical engineer, project manager and shareholder, Bouthillette Parizeau, Montreal, Quebec, receives first place in the new industry facilities or processes category for the Construction du Centre de transport Stinson, Montreal. The building is owned by the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM).
  • Kurt Monteiro, P.Eng., HFDP, HBDP, Smith + Andersen, Toronto, Ontario, receives first place in the new health care facilities category for Humber River Hospital, Toronto. The building is owned by the hospital.
  • Brian Rose, P.E., mechanical engineer, CMTA Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tracy Steward, mechanical engineer, CMTA Inc., Louisville, Ky., receive first place in the new commercial buildings category for the Cincinnati District 3 Police Headquarters – Net Zero Energy Building, Ohio. The building is owned by the City of Cincinnati.
  • Shannon M. Allison, Integral Group, Oakland, Calif., receives first place in the existing commercial buildings category for 435 Indio Way, Sunnyvale, Calif. The building is owned by Huettig and Schromm Inc.

The 2016 Student Design Competition focused on a new 2-story municipal government building in Beijing, China.

First place in the HVAC Design Calculations category is awarded to the University of British Columbia. Team members are Alexander Brosky, Samarth Joshi, Aubrey McNeill, Silvia Odaya, Cheng Yang and Ziran Yu. Faculty advisors are Nima Atabaki, Ph.D., P.Eng., and Steven Rogak, Ph.D., P.Eng., while the industry advisor is Ali Nazari, P.Eng., BEMP, principal, Integral Group.

First place in the System Selection category is awarded to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Team members are Miro Zaroukian, Asped Khachatoorian, Christian Garcia, Sevan Hovsepian and Tade Mirzakhanyan. Advisors are Henry Xue, Ph.D., and Richard L. Gilbert, P.E., California Energy Designs Inc.

First place in the category of Integrated Sustainable Building Design is awarded to a team from the University of Central Florida. Team members are Logan G. Harrell, Gerald Hornik, Austin B. Christianson, Travis Kalikapersaud and Jeremy Palavecino. The faculty advisor is Muthusamy V. Swami, Ph.D., and the technical advisor is Nathaniel B. Boyd, P.E., CPMP.

The Applied Engineering Challenge for 2015-2016 required students to plan, develop and enact solutions to sustainability issues in their local or regional areas.

For the Applied Engineering Challenge, recipients are from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan – Bradley E.R. Lulik, Eva Rennie and Brent Yeske. Their faculty advisor is Adisorn Aroonwilas, Ph.D.

The E.K. Campbell Award of Merit honors an individual for outstanding service and achievement in teaching and is presented by the Life Members Club. The recipient is Thomas H. Kuehn, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, professor emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

The John F. James International Award recognizes a member who has done the most to enhance the Society's international presence. The recipient is Gerald C. Groff, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, retired president/CEO, Marquardt Switches Inc., Cazenovia, New York.

The Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence recognizes a non-comfort cooling refrigeration application that highlights innovation and/or new technologies in a unique manner. The recipient is Claude Dumas, P.Eng., Life Member, project engineer and an expert in skating rink refrigeration systems, City of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.

The Comfort Cooling Award for Project Excellence recognizes the designer and owner of a comfort cooling application that highlights innovative and/or new technologies. The recipient is Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, group manager and director, Star Refrigeration Ltd., Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The ASHRAE Pioneers of Industry Award recognizes deceased individuals who have made milestone contributions to the growth of HVAC&R. Recipients are Carl Georg Munters (1897-1989), a founder of Munters AB whose inventions were based on simple heat and mass transfer with no refrigerants or compressors; and Frederick Wittenmeier (1863-1928), a pioneer in development of carbon dioxide refrigerant systems and their application to comfort cooling for public buildings.

Honorary Members, elected by the Board of Directors are defined as notable persons of preeminent professional distinction. The recipient is Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, architect of the Capitol, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.

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 56,000 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