ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements

July 3, 2012
Sixty people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the building industry during ASHRAE’s 2012 Annual Conference, held June 23-27 in San Antonio.

Sixty people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the building industry during ASHRAE’s 2012 Annual Conference, held June 23-27 in San Antonio.

The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award, given to an ASHRAE fellow for “continuous preeminence in engineering or research work,” was awarded to Stanley A. Mumma, PhD, PE, professor emeritus, Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

The Exceptional Service Award, recognizing Distinguished Award recipients “who have continued to serve the Society faithfully and with exemplary effort,” was given to:

• Michael Bilderbeck, PE, chief mechanical engineer, Pickering Firm Inc., Memphis, Tenn.

• Michael J. Brandemuehl, PhD, PE, professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

• Charles E. Henck, PE, vice president, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Baltimore.

• David E. Knebel, PE, vice president of sales and technology, AAON Inc., Tulsa, Okla.

• Carl N. Lawson, consultant, D.C. Herrmann & Associates, Tampa, Fla.

• Steven T. Taylor, PE, principal, Taylor Engineering, Alameda, Calif.

• Kay Thrasher, vice president, Townsend Engineering, Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Joseph K. Ting, PE, P.Eng., manager, construction services, InSynergy Engineering, Honolulu.

The Distinguished Service Award, saluting “members of any grade for giving freely of their time and talent to the Society,” was presented to:

• Ainul Abedin, PE, owner, Ainul Abedin Consulting Engineers, Karachi, Pakistan.

• Jeff Gatlin, PE, vice president and co-owner, Thompson Engineers, Memphis, Tenn.

• Walter T. Grondzik, PE, professor, Department of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.

• David A. John, PE, chief engineer, ADE Engineered Solutions of Florida Inc., Tampa, Fla.

• William K. Klock, PE, vice president, EEA Consulting Engineers, Austin, Texas.

• Alison G. Kwok, PhD, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

• Howard J. McKew, PE, president, Building Smart Software, North Andover, Md.

• William F. McQuade, PE, director of innovation and technology, Chiller Solutions, Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency, York, Pa.

• Thomas R. Meyer, director, technical programs, National Environmental Balancing Bureau, Gaithersburg, Md.

• Daniel H. Nall, PE, senior vice president, director of sustainability, WSP Flack+Kurtz, New York.

• James L. Newman, owner, managing partner, Newman Consulting Group, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

• Karl L. Peterman, PE, senior engineer, Vibro-Acuoustics, Toronto.

• Florentino R. Rodriguez Sr., P.Eng., president, Supercontrols S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.

• Monte G. Troutman, PE, project manager/engineer, Mechanical Systems, Owensboro, Ky.

• Paul G. Turnbull, applications engineer, Siemens Industry, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

• Lily M. Wang, PhD, PE, associate professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, Neb.

The Distinguished 50-Year Member Award, recognizing “persons who have been a member of the Society for 50 years and have performed outstanding service to the Society,” was presented to:

• Richard A. Charles, PE, consulting engineer, Oakland, Calif.

• Mario Costantino, PhD, PE, retired, Segrate, Italy.

• Philip A. Dugan, salesman, John J. Morgan Co., Edina, Minn.

• Thomas J. Ferdelman, PE, retired, Dayton, Ohio.

• Donald P. Gatley, PE, president, Gatley & Associates, Atlanta.

• Harley W. Goodman Jr., PE, retired, Little Rock, Ark.

• Harald E. Loewer, PhD, retired, Hamburg, Germany.

• Clifford M. Scofield, PE, president, Conservation Mechanical Systems, Sebastopol, Calif.

• Lawrence G. Spielvogel, PE, consulting engineer, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

The Journal Paper Award honors the best paper or article published in ASHRAE Journal. John A. Murphy, applications engineer, Trane Co., La Crosse, Wis., received the award for “High-Performance VAV Systems.”

The ASHRAE Poster Presentation Award, recognizing peer-reviewed technical papers with the best visual and technical information presented at Society meetings, was given to Charles Eley, FAIA, PE, principal, Eley Consulting, San Francisco; Kimberly Goodrich, consultant, Arup, San Francisco; John J. Arent, PE, senior engineer, Architectural Energy Corp., San Francisco; and Randall T. Higa, PE, program manager, and Devin Rauss, PE, engineer, Southern California Edison, Irwindale, Calif., for “Rethinking Percent Savings—The Problem With Percent Savings and zEPI: The New Scale for a Zero Net Energy Future” and Jasmin Raymond, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, École de Technologie Supérierure, Montreal, and research advisor, HydroGeoPro, McMasterville, Quebec; Alexandre Léger Jr., Eng., project engineer, Versaprofiles products, Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Quebec; René Therrien, PhD, full professor and department chair, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec; Marc Fenette, ing., senior consultant, Fujitsu Canada, La Pocatière, Quebec; and Éric Magni, Polytechs, Cany Barville, France, for “Numerical Modeling of Thermally Enhanced Pipe Performances in Vertical Ground Heat Exchangers.”

The Crosby Field Award, recognizing the best paper presented before the Society in 2011, was given to Jacob L. Edmondson, mechanical engineer in training, GPM Engineering, San Antonio; Dennis L. O’Neal, PhD, PE, associate dean for research, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; John A. Bryant, PhD, PE, associate professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar; and Michael A. Davis, PhD, director of laboratories, New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for “Performance of Series Fan-Powered Terminal Units With Electronically Commutated Motors.”

The Willis H. Carrier Award, recognizing an ASHRAE member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at a Society meeting, was given to Jacob L. Edmondson.

ASHRAE Technical Paper awards, which recognize the best papers presented at Society meetings, were presented to:

• Jacob L. Edmondson; Dennis L. O’Neal, PhD, PE; John A. Bryant, PhD, PE; and Michael A. Davis, PhD, for “Performance of Parallel Fan-Powered Terminal Units With Electronically Commutated Motors.”

• Kris Subbarao, PhD, senior engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.; Yafeng Lei, PhD, senior project engineer, Nextant Inc., Houston; and T. Agami Reddy, PhD, PE, SRP professor of energy and environment with joint faculty appointment in the Design School and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, for “The Nearest Neighborhood Method to Improve Uncertainty Estimates in Statistical Building Energy Models.”

• William M. Healy, PhD, group leader, and Tania Ullah, mechanical engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md., and John Roller, senior undergraduate student, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., for “Input-Out Approach to Predicting the Energy Efficiency of Residential Water Heaters—Testing of Gas Tankless and Electric Storage Water Heaters.”

The Lincoln Bouillon Award, recognizing the member “who performs the most outstanding work in increasing the membership of the Society during the course of the year,” was presented to Dave B. Farala, PE, president, Chem-Perts Corp., Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

The Chapter Program Star Award, recognizing “excellence in chapter program endeavors,” was awarded to Marco Ottavino, account manager, modernization and retrofit sales, Honeywell Building Solutions, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

The William J. Collins Jr. Research Promotion Award, given to the chapter research-promotion chair who raises the most money for ASHRAE research, was presented to Nicolas Lemire, principal and vice president, Pageau Morel and Associates, Montreal.

The Lou Flagg Historical Award, recognizing a chapter Gold Ribbon Award winner for compiling information on outstanding historical projects or persons related to HVACR, was presented to Philip C.H. Yu, PhD, PE, C.Eng., director, Asia Pacific, Environmental and Applications Engineering, Trane Pacific, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

The Environmental Health Award, which recognizes excellence in volunteer service focused on environmental-health issues, was awarded to Steven J. Emmerich, engineer, NIST.

The Homer Addams Award, which honors a graduate student who has been engaged in an ASHRAE research project, was presented to Harrison M. Skye, PhD, research engineer, HVAC&R Equipment Group, NIST.

The Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, which is given to a researcher under the age of 40 for significant accomplishments in the study of bioenvironmental engineering and its effect on human comfort and health, was presented to Lily M. Wang, PhD, PE.

The Standards Achievement Award, which recognizes “significant and exceptional service in the area of standards leadership and technical contribution,” was presented to Steven T. Taylor, PE.

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