Tech Awards

 Technology Awards Program

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation.  Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ.  Performance is proven through one year's actual, verifiable operating data.

As a chapter, we are proud to announce that Roger Chang with Westlake Reed Leskosky received the Region III Technology Award and continued on to receive First Place winner of an ASHRAE Technology Award in the Commercial Buildings – Existing Category for the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse project in Grand Junction, Colorado. Roger will receive his award in Chicago in January, and his project will be featured in the March 2015 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. Congratulations, Roger!

Technology Award Winners - 2015

Submission Schedule

Chapter submission deadline: April 9
Regional submission deadline: May 15
Society submission deadline: September 1

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. My project is still in construction; shall I submit the project to my Chapter or wait and submit after 1-year of utility data is obtained?

    If the entrant wishes to ultimately submit to the Society competition, then he/she should wait until they have all the necessary backup data and information in hand by the time of the Regional competition.  First place winners of the Regional competition are eligible for advancement to the Society level and may not postpone their submission beyond the current competition cycle.

  2. Should I use the short form or long form for submission to the Regional competition?

    Society is encouraging the Regions to use the same standards in judging entries that apply to the Society level competition.  Furthermore, if the entrant wishes to ultimately submit to the Society competition, there is only approximately 1 month between notification by the Region and the Society level deadline to prepare the necessary documents.  For these reasons, entrants are encouraged to submit to the Region using the long form, although the short form will still be accepted.

Technology Awards Program


See the bottom of the following page for Technology Awards Application Forms


Technology Award Program Overview, Requirements,
Judging Criteria and Helpful Hints