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2020 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Paper Competition

Joshua Vasudevan (second from left) was selected by the jury (also pictured) as the winner of the 2020 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Paper Competition. Mr. Vasudevan will represent ASHRAE at the 2020 World Student Competition held in November 2020 in India. 



2021 Design Competition

The 2021 student competition focuses on a higher education campus that has decided to build a new two-story cafeteria, associated office, and commercial kitchen and storage space in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. 

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2021 Applied Engineering Challenge

The 2021 Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge (AEC) is focused on the design of an indoor farming system in single or multi-family residences. 

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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.