Lynn Bellenger, ASHRAE president (left) and Jeff Littleton, executive vice president (right) present the F. Paul Anderson award to the recipient Richard P. Perry, P. Eng. (center).

LAS VEGAS - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognized individuals for their contributions to the society and the building industry at the organization’s 2011 Winter Conference held Jan. 29-Feb. 2.

The F. Paul Anderson Award, ASHRAE’s highest given for technical achievement, is awarded for notable achievement of outstanding services performed in the HVACR field. The recipient is Presidential Member Richard P. Perry, P. Eng, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, senior engineer, emeritus, DEC Design Mechanical Consultants, Ltd., New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

The 50-Year Member Award is given to persons who have been a member of the society for 50 years and have performed outstanding service to ASHRAE or its predecessor societies. The recipient is Richard Wright, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, who resides in Algood, Tenn.

The ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition challenged teams of students to create an integrated sustainable building design as well as select and design HVACR systems for the Ginsburg Tower, a 15-story patient tower, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla. First place in HVAC System Design is awarded to Michael Angell, Nathaniel Boyd, Edward Gillett, Trong Nguyen, and Justin Wiese of University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

First place in HVAC System Selection is awarded to Zac Buckmiller, Matt Kolins, Todd Kuno, Jared Palan, Nicole Vogt, and Joel Wheeler of Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

First place in the Integrated Sustainable Building Design is awarded to Carolyn Lamb, Ryland Phelps, and Amy Rose Keyzer of Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich.

The John F. James International Award is given to an ASHRAE member who has done the most to enhance the society’s international presence. The recipient is Yuan-Wei Wu, chief engineer, Chinese Association of Refrigeration, Beijing.

The E.K. Campbell Award honors outstanding achievements by engineering educators is presented by the ASHRAE Life Members Club. The recipient is William Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., director of the Masters of Energy Engineering Program in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Publication date:02/21/2011