Technology Awards

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 Brian Coffield of SmithGroupJJR and Anthony Roane of American University received an Honorable Mention ASHRAE Technology Award in Educational Facilities – New Category for the American University Washington College of Law project at the Tenleytown campus in D.C. Congratulations, Brian and Anthony the whole design team!

ASHRAE Society Level Technology Award winners  - 2018

Application Forms

Chapter / Regional Application - Short Form

Society Level Application - Long Form


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



Submission Schedule

Chapter submission deadline: April 9
Regional submission deadline: June 1 
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


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