Sixteen society members were chosen by the Energy Department and the National Renewable Energy Lab to act as official observers.
ASHRAE was a sponsor of
last week’s Solar Decathlon.
The annual U.S. Department
of Energy-sponsored event, held Oct. 9-13 and 15-18 in Washington, D.C.,
brought 20 teams of college and university students together to design and
build a solar-powered house.
“Buildings constitute 40
percent of the nation’s primary energy use - that’s why it’s crucial that we
encourage students, the future leaders of the HVAC&R industry, in their
interest to explore energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Gordon Holness,
president of the American
Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. “ASHRAE cannot let this
opportunity of influencing our energy future and the climate of the world pass
The American Society of
Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers sponsored two workshops
and co-sponsored a workshop with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green
Building Council and the American Institute of Architecture Students dealing
with those issues.
members were chosen by the Energy Department and the National Renewable Energy
Lab to act as official observers.
“I’ve always been drawn to
new and innovative ideas for saving energy,” said Nick Long, one of the
observers. “The decathlon’s mission is critical in teaching the emerging
generation the importance of energy efficiency and integrating the concepts
into whole-building design and operation.”
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