Jan. 26 Forty-eight persons have been recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the society and the building industry at the 2010 Winter Conference currently underway in Orlando.
ASHRAE Fellows William J. Collins Jr. and J. Donald Kroeker were inducted into the Hall of Fame, which honors deceased members who made milestone contributions to the growth of the HVAC&R industry.
Gerald C. Groff, ASHRAE Fellow and Life Member, was the recipient of the F. Paul Anderson Award, the society's highest honor for technical achievement and outstanding services performed in the HVAC&R field.
Roderic S. Potter received the Lou Flagg Historical Award for his work compiling information on historical projects or persons in HVAC&R.
The John F. James International Award was made to Leo P. Stambaugh, for his work enhancing the international presence of the society.
Eckhard A Groll, Ph.D., was the recipient of the E.K Campbell Award for outstanding achievement by an engineering educator.
In addition, 22 persons were elevated to ASHRAE Fellows for distinquished achievement as a researcher, educator or engineering executive in the field.
Eight members on four projects received ASHRAE Technology Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building designs, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality.
Winners of the ASHRAE Student Desgin Project competition were also named. The competition challenged teams of students to create an integrated, sustainable building design as well as select and design HVAC&R systems for a 15,650-square-foot office building.