Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 5 August 2018: ASHRAE announced the winners of its 2018 ASHRAE Student Design Competition, the organisation said in a Press communiqué. The competitions recognise outstanding student design projects and encourage students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems, the communiqué said. A total of 63 teams participated and 35 teams were judged at Society level, the communiqué further said.
According to ASHRAE, the guidelines of the Student Design Competition provided background information enabling teams to participate in up to three categories:
- HVAC Design Calculations
- HVAC System Selection
- Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)
This year’s competition focused on a new 70,000 square foot (6,500 square metre), four-storey mixed-use complex north of Istanbul, Turkey, near Arnavutkoy, which is just south of the new international airport, the communiqué said. The facility featured retail and office spaces, a restaurant and a hotel, the communiqué further said.
According to ASHRAE, the first place in the HVAC Design Calculations category was awarded to Jack Buckley, Madeline Sampsel, Austin Seagren and Christopher Wozney of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Faculty advisors are Joe Hazel, Dan Karnes and David Yuill, the communiqué said.
The communiqué said, in the HVAC System Selection category, Kevin Clark, Madison Hopfinger, Evan Reese, Whitney Luck and Andres Saldivar from Kansas State University placed first. Faculty advisors are Julia Keen and Fred Hasler, the communiqué further said.
According to ASHRAE, an international collaborative team from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) placed first in the Integrated Sustainable Building Design category. The PSU team members are William McCann, Salvador Ordorica, Ashutosh Ojha, Marie Rottschaefer, Siddharth Swaminathan and Gbadebo Tobi and their faculty advisor is William P. Bahnfleth, the communiqué said. The DTU team members are Vasileios Filis, Myrto Ananida and Alexandre Hugo Matthieu and their faculty advisor is Eleftherios Bourdakis, the communiqué further said.
According to ASHRAE, the projects will be shared during the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held from January 12 to 16, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. The communiqué said, the Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo, which will be held from January 14 to 16, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center.