ASHRAE Awards Outstanding Achievements

August 11, 2008
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SALT LAKE CITY - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognized several members for contributions to ASHRAE and the HVACR industry at the society’s 2008 Annual Meeting, held June 21-25.

The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award honors an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous pre-eminence in engineering or research work. The recipient is presidential member James E. Hill, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Moneta, Va.

The Andrew T. Boggs Service Award recognizes a past Distinguished Service Award recipient for continuing, unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service. The recipient is presidential member Donald G. Rich, Fellow ASHRAE, retired from Carrier-UTC, Fayetteville, N.Y.

The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Award recipients who have continued to serve the society faithfully and with exemplary effort. Ten recipients were recognized: William P. Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, a professor of architectural engineering and director of the Indoor Environment Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.; Michael F. Beda, P.E., president, Process Equipment Co., Tulsa, Okla.; Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., assistant vice president (Facility Management and Planning), Carleton University, Ottawa; presidential member H.E. “Barney” Burroughs, Fellow ASHRAE, CEO and president, Building Wellness Consultancy, Alpharetta, Ga.; Kenneth W. Cooper, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, director, special projects, PoolPak International, York, Pa.; presidential member Harley W. (Bill) Goodman Jr., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, president, Goodman Engineers, Little Rock, Ark.; Maureen Grasso, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, dean, the Graduate School, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.; Birol I. Kilkis, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Scientific Committee member, European Union HEGEL Poly-Generation Project, Ankara, Turkey, and Torino, Italy; Stanley L. Leitsch, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Audubon, Pa.; and Michael Woodford, assistant vice president, Standards, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Va.


ASHRAE launched a new certification program this year: high-performance building design professional.

Candidates who earn the certification will have demonstrated a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of how HVACR design is integrated into high-performing buildings to achieve the overall goal of producing a sustainable design.

In efforts to leave a sustainable footprint in the cities where meetings take place, ASHRAE launched a program in Salt Lake City to provide technical and financial support for a sustainable project in the cities.

Beginning with this meeting, the society is seeking donations from meeting attendees to go toward supporting a local green project or green enhancement to an existing project.

The chosen project for Salt Lake was installation of a solar domestic water heating system at the YWCA of Salt Lake City’s Teen Home. The system is designed to help reduce the annual operating costs of the facility and reduce the environmental impact of the current heating system.

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Publication Date: 08/11/2008

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