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ASHRAE 2018 Student Design Project Competition

ASHRAE is accepting submissions for its 2018 Student Design Project Competition dedicated to the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.

Students are encouraged to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for Earth.

Awards will be presented to the winners of each of the three competition categories. ASHRAE will recognize the outstanding student design projects at the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA, 12–16 January, 2019.

The 2018 student competition focuses on a new 70,000 square foot (6,500 square meter), four story mixed use complex north of Istanbul, Turkey near Arnavutkoy which is just south of the new international airport. The facility features retail and office spaces, a restaurant, and a hotel in support of the upcoming rapid growth in the area when the airport is completed in 2019.

The 2018 competition includes the following three categories:

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

The final HVAC System Selection and Design for the proposed building should 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 advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.