ASHRAE Student Design Project Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Type:Submission

Category:STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
May 4, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2021 ASHRAE Winter Meeting scheduled for January in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

The student design competition 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)
The 2020 student competition focuses on a new archives storage facility in Mumbai, India. 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)

See the competition website for specific judging criteria.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/competitions/2020-design-competition

Managing Organization: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Contact:
Katie Thomson
kthomson@ashrae.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
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 and 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. Participating teams are NOT required to have an ASHRAE Student Branch at their university.

Registration Closes
May 4, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2021 ASHRAE Winter Meeting scheduled for January in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

The student design competition 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.

Process

Teams may compete in one of the three categories:
  • HVAC Design Calculations
  • HVAC System Selection
  • Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)
The 2020 student competition focuses on a new archives storage facility in Mumbai, India. 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)

Criteria

See the competition website for specific judging criteria.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.ashrae.org/communities/student-zone/competitions/2020-design-competition

Managing Organization: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Contact:
Katie Thomson
kthomson@ashrae.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
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 and 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. Participating teams are NOT required to have an ASHRAE Student Branch at their university.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
May 4, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York