ASHRAE 2018 Student Design Competition

October 15, 2018

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA, January 12-16, 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS especially to several student groups here in Region V that were able to place in this year’s competitions.

HVAC Design Calculations

3rd - University of Cincinnati

HVAC System Selection

2nd - Ferris State University

Integrated Sustainable Building Design

2nd - Lawrence Technological University

The student design competition's guidelines provide enough background information to enable the teams to design or select the HVAC system for the given building, or to design a sustainable building implementing an integrated building design process (the architectural and building design for sustainability, and its supporting mechanical and electrical systems) for the given program.

The Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition's aim is to encourage students to extend their knowledge beyond the core mechanical systems. For the ISBD category, the final design level presented may be in a preliminary stage, as the competition's basic intention is to challenge students' imaginative thinking and creative engineering approach to the building and all of its systems.

There are actually three categories in which teams can compete, and Region V managed to secure a winner in each one!

Again, congratulations to Region V in general, and specifically to University of Cincinnati, Ferris State University, and Lawrence Technological University for their hard work!