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PHOTO GALLERY: ASHRAE HVAC Technology Award Winners

A net zero facility, a historic building, a cheese factory, a residence, a college building and an agriscience farm are being recognized by ASHRAE as innovative buildings. We tracked down the winners to obtain some photos, and share them with you now.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design methods. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality. The awards communicate innovative systems design to other ASHRAE members and highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others around the world. Winning projects are selected from entries earning regional awards.

First place awards will be presented at the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference in New York, NY, Jan. 18-22, at the New York Hilton.

The winners are:

Gheorghe Mihalache, Ph.D
Gheorghe Mihalache, Ph.D., P.Eng., (left) engineering director, Atis Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, won first place in the existing industrial facilities or processes category for Fromagerie des Basques, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. The owner is Yves Pettigrew, general director, Fromagerie des Basques, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.

Stephen Hamstra, P.E.

Stephen Hamstra, P.E., (left) ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, and chief technology officer, Greensleeves LLC, Findlay, OH, received first place in the new educational facilities category for the 300 Davis Street Building. The owner is The University of Findlay, OH.  “I am honored to have a wonderful team at Greensleeves. The innovation and advancement of technology on this project has produced such outstanding results,” Hamstra told

Peter Rumsey, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, chief technology officer, Integral Group, Oakland, Calif., received first place in the new commercial buildings category for the Packard Foundation

David Budd, P.E.
Net Zero Energy Headquarters, Los Altos, CA.

David Budd, P.E., McKinstry, Seattle, WA, (left) earned a first place award in the existing commercial building category for the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) Building at McKinstry Station, Spokane, WA. The owner is McKinstry.

Stephanie Febles, mechanical engineer, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Lexington, KY, placed first in the new educational facilities category for Locust Trace AgriScience Farm. The owner is Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY.

Darren Dageforde, P.E.
Darren Dageforde, P.E., director of utilities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, received first place in the new residential category for the home he and his wife Karen designed and built in Blair, NE.


Project information courtesy of ASHRAE. Photos courtesy of the winners. Thank you!


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