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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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2013 Future City Winners

 


Shown is the Future City Indiana team, which won the ASHRAE award for Best Indoor Environment. (From left) student Sarah Carter, educator Laura Smith, student John Steiner, mentor Troy Larkins, P.E., and student Sam Dvorak

 

Shown is the Future City Texas (Central) team, which won the ASHRAE Award for Most Sustainable Buildings. (From left) student Leon Urdahl, educator Carol Reese, student Jordan Lewis, mentor Chris Lewis and student Rosemarie Pousset.

 

Teams Earn ASHRAE Awards in Future City Competition

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two middle school teams were recognized by ASHRAE as part of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition.

Woodside Middle School from Indiana earned the ASHRAE Award for Best Indoor Environment for their city, Recropolis. The award encompasses occupant comfort, productivity, energy efficiency or air quality

West Ridge Middle School from Texas earned ASHRAE’s Most Sustainable Buildings Award for their city Austonio. The award recognizes energy efficient buildings that minimize their impact on the outdoor environment and provide indoor environmental quality for building occupants.

Since last fall, more than 35,000 students from 2,200 teams in 36 regions throughout the country have participated in the annual Future City Competition.   With a theme of Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution, each team pooled its talents to design clean solutions to stormwater pollution. The national finals were held in Washington D.C., Feb. 16-19, 2013 during Engineers Week.

Student teams had to plan and design virtual cities using selected software; build physical models with recycled materials and a budget of just $100; research and write a solution to an engineering problem; write a narrative describing their city; and present their ideas before a panel of judges.