ATLANTA — Richard D. Watson, president of Solid State Heating Corporation (SSHC) Inc. and manufacturer of Enerjoy® Radiant Heat, has been presented with an Exceptional Service Award from ASHRAE at the association’s Summer Meeting.

In addition to ASHRAE, Watson has been an active member in many organizations including the Radiant Panel Association, Affordable Comfort Conference, Energy Efficient Building Association and New England Sustainable Energy Association.  He served as chair, ASHRAE Technical Committees responsible for Radiant Heating and Cooling and In-Space Convection Heating; is a member of the Congress-mandated Energy Standard 90.1 Project Committee, Mechanical Subcommittee; and a member of TAG 205, International Standards Harmonization.

Richard is co-author of McGraw-Hill’s Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook, and co-developed the ABOVE® (Actual Building Occupant (Comfort) Verification Efficiency®) Building Design Program.  Richard has authored numerous articles for Radiant Living, ASHRAE Journal, Fine Home Building, Contractor Magazine, PM Engineering, and others

ASHRAE peer-reviewed papers involving joint participation and co-authorship with Mr. Watson include: The Significance of Comparative Heating System Cost Analysis for Small Residential Buildings Based Upon Review of Habitat Home Data, Radiant Panel Surface Temperature over a Range of Ambient Temperatures, Thermal Comfort Analysis Using BCAP for Retrofitting a Radiantly Heated Residence, The Impact of Heating Systems on Wall Surface Temperatures, and An Evaluation of Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption for a Surface-Mounted Radiant Panel Heating System.   

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