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2020 Technology Award Presentations

President Darryl K. Boyce presents Susumu Horikawa, Kosuke Sato, and Eri Kataoka with the 2020 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.

2020 First Place Winners

Susumu Horikawa, Kosuke Sato, and Eri Kataoka
Category I – Commercial Buildings – New
Shogakukan Building
Kenji Sakamoto, Owner Representative

Henry Johnstone
Category II – Educational Facilities – New
Environmental and Natural Resources II
Ralph Banks, Owner Representative

Chad Luning, Michael McDermott, Eric Huber, and  David Nelson
Category II – Educational Facilities – Existing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Renovation
Mohamed Attalla, Owner Representative

Kurt Monteiro and Kevin Sharples
Category III – Health Care Facilities – New
Peel Memorial Centre
John Marshman, Owner Representative

Paul Finch
Category IV – Industrial Facilities or Processes – New
Kao Data Campus
Gerard Thibault, Owner Representative

Leighton Deer and Kevin Kaufman
Category V – Public Assembly – New
Tennessee State Museum
Peter Heimbach, 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

pdf_icon.png Benefits of Winning a Technology Award


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