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Canadian HVAC Consultant Awarded 2017 Kirk T. Mescher Award


Laurent Gagne-Boisvert of Quebec, Canada (second to the right) recieved the second annual Kirk T. Mescher Award.

In recognition of his work in developing and designing energy efficiency measures for various buildings, Laurent Gagne-Boisvert of Quebec, Canada, is the recipient of the second annual Kirk T. Mescher Award.

Dr. Michel Bernier, Fellow SBA Member ASHRAE, represented TC 6.8, Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications, and presented the award to Gagne-Boisvert at the ASHRAE Montréal Chapter meeting in January.

Gagne-Boisvert, an HVAC consultant, focused on improvements to the design of ground-source heat pump systems, and one of the papers included an analysis of one of  Mescher’s contributions to the industry, the “One-Pipe” design.

The Kirk T. Mescher Award recognizes professional engineers, teaching faculty and engineering students who have a passion to find new and creative ways to make projects as energy efficient but as simple as possible. Mescher, Fellow ASHRAE, was active in ASHRAE including stints serving on the Society’s Finance and Society Rules committees. Mescher, who died in 2015, is a former member of TC 6.8.

The application deadline for the 2018 Kirk T. Mescher Award is Nov. 5. For more information, visit.