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Enhancing student understanding of HVAC&R system design and sciences through competition.


2022 HVAC&R Student Paper Competition

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor and Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE. A key component of the requirements is the preparation of a paper that is based on an accepted BS or MS thesis. 

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2022 Design Competition

The 2022 student competition focuses on a new performing arts building on a university campus located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. 

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2022 Applied Engineering Challenge

As the global pandemic rages on, the need for climate-controlled transport containers for vaccine delivery has become a top priority. The 2022 Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge (AEC) is focused on designing an ultra-cold refrigeration system that is capable of being transported to all global locations. 

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2022 Building EQ (Building Energy Quotient) Competition

The Student Activities Committee and Building EQ Committee have collaborated to create a new Building EQ competition. Students will have the opportunity to work evaluate and audit building energy consumption for buildings in operation to give the building a Building EQ score using the ASHRAE Building EQ online tools.  

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Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The combined competition features two tracks, the Design Challenge and the Build Challenge.