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2019 Technology Award Presentations

President Bjarne Olesen presents Jonathan Rumohr with the 2018 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.

2019 First Place Winners

Dwight Schumm; Timothy Lentz
Category I – Commercial Buildings – New

Indian Creek Nature Center Amazing Space
Indian Creek Nature Center, Owner

Hiroki Kawakami; Hiroaki Takai; Kazuki Wada; Koji Tanaka
Category I – Commercial Buildings – Existing

TAKENAKA Corporation Higashikanto Branch Office Renovation
Hiroshi Suzuki, Owner Representative

John E. Tsingas; David S. Eldridge, Jr.
Category I – Commercial Buildings - EBCx

801 Grand, Des Moines, IA
Bill Johnson, Owner Representative

Michael P. Sherren
Category II – Educational Facilities - New

Wilde Lake Middle School
Howard County Public School System, Owner

Morgan B. Heater
Category II – Educational Facilities - Existing

Westside School
Westside School, Owner

David Meyer; Jaimeeganleong Wilson; Eric LePore; Alfred Rodgers
Category II – Other Institutional Buildings - New

Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Daniel Mori, Owner Representative

Sarah Berseth; Scott Lichty
Category V – Public Assembly - New

Ramsey County Library - Shoreview
Ramsey County Property Management, Owner

Dominic Desjardins; Maurice Landry; André-Benoît Allard
Category V – Public Assembly - Existing

Montreal Olympic Park’s Integrated Performance Contracting Project
Olympic Park, Owner

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