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    1. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 1 ASHRAE Technology Awards Program

    2. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 2

    3. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 3 ASHRAE Technology Awards Purpose: Recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual data operating data. Communicate innovative systems designs to other ASHRAE members. Highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professional and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

    4. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 4 ASHRAE Technology Awards Categories: Commercial Buildings - (New & Existing) Institutional Buildings - (New & Existing) Health Care Facilities - (New & Existing) Industrial Facilities or Processes - (New & Existing) Public Assembly Facilities- (New & Existing) Residential Buildings - (New & Existing) Single Family Multi-Family (Low and High Rise) Alternative or Renewable Energy Use

    5. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 5 ASHRAE Technology Awards Awards are given at the judges discretion. All first-place awards are automatically eligible for consideration for the ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence. Second-place and Honorable Mention may also be awarded. ASHRAE honors only buildings and industrial facilities or processes that are outstanding in design innovation. An award in a category is not given if entries do not meet the highest standards. The ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence is given at the judges discretion. The first-place Society Technology Awards and the ASHRAE Award of Engineering Excellence are presented during the Plenary Session at ASHRAEs Winter Meeting. Second and Honorable Mention awards are generally presented at the ASHRAE Regional Conferences.

    6. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 6 ASHRAE Technology Awards Application Requirements: Must be an ASHRAE member or Associated Society. The project has been operational for a minimum of one year. A complete list of requirements, award application forms and sample award applications are posted on the web page

    7. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 7 ASHRAE Technology Awards Chapter Competition: Recognizes local members at the chapter level for outstanding design and innovations for effective energy utilization. The format of competition and judging at the chapter level can be setup by the local chapter (recommend using Short Form format). The chapter submittal deadline should be before April 15th, 2008 to allow enough time to complete and submit a Short Form Award Application to the CTTC RVC before the May 1st, 2008 Deadline.

    8. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 8 ASHRAE Technology Awards Regional Competition: Recognizes chapter members at the regional level for outstanding design and innovations for effective energy utilization. Chapter winners in each category must complete Short Form Application and forward to CTTC RVC for judging at the regional level. Regional Deadline for Short Form Application - BEFORE May 1, 2008

    9. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 9 ASHRAE Technology Awards Society Competition: Recognizes chapter members at Society level for outstanding design and innovations for effective energy utilization. Regional winners in each category must complete Long Form Application and forward to CTTC RVC for judging at the Society level. Note: Only regional first-place winners can submit a application to Society Regional Deadline for Long Form Application - BEFORE July 31, 2008

    10. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 10 ASHRAE Technology Awards General Instructions/Guidelines: A system schematic is strongly recommended (color-coded schematics may not duplicate well for judges black-and-white copies). If a judging criterion is not applicable to the entry, a brief explanation should be provided. Claims that are not sufficiently supported with verifiable technical evidence may receive little or no credit. Information should be clear and concise. If the project involves technology which is new and innovative, this feature should be clearly identified. Commercial items and notations are to be avoided. Information may be submitted in I-P or S-I units or a combination of both. All text must be in English. Entries should be legible, uncluttered and attractive. The competition does not require nor encourage the entry be professionally produced.

    11. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 11 ASHRAE Technology Awards Judging Criteria General If any of the scoring topics (listed on the following slides) are not applicable to the project, the entrant should state why. In such cases, judges are instructed to assign a "plug" score on the non-applicable topics so that the overall project score is on an equivalent basis with other entries.

    12. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 12 ASHRAE Technology Awards Energy Efficiency (15 points) This is a major criterion. Entries, where applicable, must comply with the latest ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for new construction and Standard 100 series for existing buildings. The applicant is encouraged to use the computer modeling programs in Standard 90.1 and include summarized results to substantiate compliance. Innovative ways to control, reuse or reduce energy consumption should be discussed. One years energy consumption data should be included. If not available, an explanation should be provided, and the results of a nationally recognized computer modeling program employed to demonstrate one years energy use. In an industrial process, past energy usage may be compared to new, improved energy consumption.

    13. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 13 ASHRAE Technology Awards Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Thermal Comfort (15 Points) This is a major criterion. IAQ encompasses indoor environmental quality, thereby including thermal comfort and, if appropriate to the project, other factors as well. Judges are interested in pertinent topics such as operating procedures (where, for example, pre-occupancy ventilation is a significant factor), source control of contaminants, system commissioning and evidence that design objectives have been achieved. Ventilation effectiveness could be an important aspect of the project (e.g., air distribution in auditoriums or with landscape office partitioning). While carbon dioxide, air velocity and other field measurements are impressive, they are not essential for making an award. Judges realize that such data may not be available and do not want to discourage a worthy entry. Descriptions of means of compliance with ASHRAE Standards 55 and Standard 62 are of value. Merely stating that ventilation and thermal comfort comply with these standards is superficial treatment. The information should show that the entrant has indeed addressed these standards in the design.

    14. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 14 ASHRAE Technology Awards Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Thermal Comfort (15 Points) cont. For example: Standard 55 Assumed activity levels Clothing thermal resistance values assumed Air velocities measured Space air temperatures Radiant thermal control Humidity/condensation Innovative approaches assuring good IAQ and thermal comfort in an efficient manner are of interest to judges. Support data or evidence of building performance claims might include: The rate of occupant complaints, if any Objective measurements of ventilation, air pollution, and thermal comfort parameters (Carbon dioxide levels, measured outside air ventilation rates, pollutant concentrations measured) Improvements in human performance such as decreased absenteeism Building pressure relationships for odor or IAQ control

    15. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 15 ASHRAE Technology Awards Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Thermal Comfort (15 Points) cont. Standard 62 Ventilation rate or IAQ criteria specified Ventilation effectiveness assumptions Methods of handling special pollutant sources

    16. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 16 ASHRAE Technology Awards Innovation (15 Points) The innovative aspect of the project design must be clearly describedespecially innovative application of technologies (both old and new) to a particular situation. New technology or innovation itself is not sufficient unless the needs of the facility are truly met. The uniqueness of the application is the basis of judgment. It should be indicated, for example, how the innovations are key to overall building performance.

    17. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 17 ASHRAE Technology Awards Operation and Maintenance (15 Points) The intensity of required maintenance for the installed system should be addressed as compared to those non-selected options and/or previous systems. The building commissioning process, if thought to be innovative, shall be included in this category. Cost Effectiveness (15 Points) One-years data demonstrating the performance of the design or process should be provided. Data from prior years should be included if the project is a retrofit situation. Payback periods (in years) should be established. Entrant shall fully explain the basis for all cost savings, including utility rate schedules (off-peak rates and other charges).

    18. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 18 ASHRAE Technology Awards Environmental Impact (15 Points) Design shall address items on reduction of global climate change gases, elimination of CFCs, reduction in waste discharge and other environmentally favorable items, if applicable. Quality of Presentation (5 Points) Entries are judged for logical presentation with good features clearly highlighted. Simple-to-read system schematics, charts and graphs are advantageous and are encouraged as the most effective tool in concise presentation of a system and its performance. Points may be deducted for failure to follow type size, spacing and format instructions. Photographs are not encouraged since judges work with black-and-white duplicated copies of all entries. All pages should be numbered. Judges' Prerogative (5 Points) Judges may award up to five (5) additional discretionary points.

    19. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 19 ASHRAE Technology Awards Typical Problems with Applications: Does not contain one years operating data Short Form submitted to Society competition Claims not substantiated Ventilation rates do not meet ASHRAE standards No payback figures No IAQ discussion of occupant comfort or discomfort Innovation claimed but not really innovative Presentation does not meet submittal guidelines Maintenance and Operations not discussed

    20. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 20 ASHRAE Technology Awards Tips: When e-mailing Award Applications, make sure to get a confirmation that it was actually received (e-mail or verbal). If your are a P.E. make sure you indicate it on your application. Please indicate what chapter you are a member of, and if you are member of more than one chapter, identify the chapter you would like to submit the application under. Make sure you get your Award Application in early as possible to allow enough time to make corrections and re-submit the application. Dont miss out because of failing to submit Award Application before the deadlines. Remember that the CTTC RVC doesnt know you are submitting a application unless you notify him or her.

    21. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 21 ASHRAE Technology Awards 2008 Schedule Chapter Competition Deadline (Short Form?): April 15, 2008 Regional Competition Deadline (Short Form): May 1, 2008 Submission to CTTC Chair (Long Form): July 31, 2008 Society Entry Deadline (Long Form): Sept 1, 2008 Selection Date: Early October Society Presentation: Winter Meeting

    22. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 22 ASHRAE Technology Awards My Contact Information Rick Des Lauriers CTTC RVC, Region X (619) 516-1880 ph. (619) 516-1881 fx. c/o R & R Controls Inc 4564 B Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite B

    23. 10/25/2011 2007-2008 23 ASHRAE Technology Awards THANK YOU