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ASHRAE – 2019 DESIGN COMPETITION

ASHRAE – 2019 DESIGN COMPETITION

Deadline: 3 May 2019
Open to: undergraduate students enrolled in mechanical & electrical engineering,architecture or construction
Benefits: grand prize of USD 2000 for the first place and three other awards.

DESCRIPTION

The 2019 student competition focuses on a new small hospital in Budapest, Hungary. The final HVAC System Selection and Design for the proposed building shall address the following major design goals:

  • Low Life Cycle Cost
  • Low Environmental Impact
  • Comfort and Health
  • Creative High Performance Green Design
  • Synergy (with architecture)

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held February 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

The student design competition’s guidelines provide enough background information to enable the teams to design or select the HVAC system for the given building, or to design a sustainable building implementing an integrated building design process (the architectural and building design for sustainability, and its supporting mechanical and electrical systems) for the given program.

The Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition’s aim is to encourage students to extend their knowledge beyond the core mechanical systems. For the ISBD category, the final design level presented may be in a preliminary stage, as the competition’s basic intention is to challenge students’ imaginative thinking and creative engineering approach to the building and all of its systems.

Teams may compete in one of the three categories:

  • HVAC Design Calculations
  • HVAC System Selection
  • Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)

ASHRAE recommends that the project groups consist of at least two members from an undergraduate engineering or architecture curriculum for the HVAC Design Calculations or HVAC System Selection and at least three members (architecture or construction, mechanical & electrical) for the ISBD competition. Team members can be from multiple colleges. All team members must be enrolled during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design.

Teams are NOT required to have an ASHRAE Student Branch at their university in order to participate.

ELIGIBILITY

All undergraduate students enrolled in mechanical & electrical engineering, architecture or construction are eligible for the competiton.

ASHRAE recommends that the project groups consist of at least two members from an undergraduate engineering or architecture curriculum for the HVAC Design Calculations or HVAC System Selection and at least three members (architecture or construction, mechanical & electrical) for the ISBD competition. Team members can be from multiple colleges. All team members must be enrolled during the semester/term in which they contribute to the design.

Teams are NOT required to have an ASHRAE Student Branch at their university in order to participate.

Check the FAQ for more info.

BENEFITS

First Place: $2,000 plus a representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights lodging and $100 expenses for attendance at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Orlando where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Plenary. A 24 x 36 inch poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Second Place: A representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights’ lodging at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Orlando where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 inch poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Third Place: A representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights lodging at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Orlando where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 inch poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

Rising Star: A representative from the team will receive free transportation and two nights lodging for attendance at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Orlando where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Student Program. A 24 x 36 inch poster is required for display at the ASHRAE Student Program.

HOW TO APPLY?

All submissions are to be submitted electronically via the ASHRAE ftp site. Only those teams that register will get the FTP site information and instructions for uploading entries.
In order to register for the competition and read more about the application requirements, please visit the official website.

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