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2021 Technology Award Presentations

Ned Greene presented with the 2021 Award of Engineering Excellence and First Place Technology Award 

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ. Performance is proven through one year’s actual, verifiable operating data.

2021 First Place Winners

Kwai Ping Lau and Raymond Yau
Category I – Commercial Buildings – EBCx
Two Pacific Place
Raymond Yau, Owner Representative

Tomoaki Ushio, Harunori Yoshida, Shigemi Mori
Category I – Commercial Buildings – Existing
Kyoto Station
Yoshiyuki Takaura, Owner Representative

Shana Scheiber and Roger Lautz
Category I – Commercial Buildings – New
American Family Insurance “The Spark”
Brad Mueller, Owner Representative

Brian Rose and Kyle Smith
Category II – Educational Facilities – Existing
Historic Mercy High School Renovation / CPS Gamble Montessori
Robin Brandon, Owner Representative

Aaron Smith, Denis Morris and Andrew Bartlett
Category II – Educational Facilities – New
Dalhousie IDEA and Design Buildings
Rochelle Owen, Owner Representative

Reece Kiriu and Jeff Stein
Category III – Health Care Facilities – Existing
Kaiser Vallejo Medical Offices
Neil Moy, Owner Representative

Purpose of ASHRAE Technology Awards

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards program is to:

  • Recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data;..
  • Communicate innovative systems designs to other ASHRAE members;
  • Highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners...

Each year the Society may present awards in six categories: Commercial Buildings (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); Institutional Buildings (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning) Health Care Facilities (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); Industrial Facilities or Processes (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); Public Assembly (New, Existing, Existing Building Commissioning); Residential

For each category first, second, and honorable mention winners may be named. Also, one of the category first place winners may be selected to receive the ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence. The recipient will have demonstrated the best overall compliance with the judging criteria...

Technology Award Program Overview, Requirements, Judging Criteria and Helpful Hints

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ppt.png ASHRAE Technology Awards (PowerPoint) (Updated August 2019)

pdf_icon.png Chapter/Regional Application -- Short Form (Updated January 2016)

Society Level Application – Long Form (Updated August 2019)

RVC Transmittal for Society-Level Technology Awards (August 2019)

History of Technology Awards by Region (Updated December 2018)

Sample Entries