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ASHRAE Student Design Competition

The Student Design Competition beginning 2021 focuses on designing a new building on a higher education campus in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

Win up to $2000 and a chance to attend the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Meeting scheduled for January in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.

Participate with your student branches teams, for capstones projects, or across disciplines and even with other institutions!

Your school does not need an ASHRAE Student Branch to participate.

Students must be enrolled during the semester/term that they contribute to the design.

Three Main Categories 

1. HVAC Design Calculations

For students who have attended 1-2 HVAC courses. Focuses on the design calculations required to provide an energy-efficient design for the facility. Students are required to determine heating and cooling loads, and design the selected HVAC systems for the building, while demonstrating compliance with ASHRAE Standards 55, 62.1, and 90.1.

2. HVAC System Selection

For students at schools completing a dedicated HVAC or building environmental systems curriculum. The project encourages students with a solid HVAC base to use life-cycle cost process to select the building HVAC system(s) and incorporate the sustainability process promoted by ASHRAE by integrating ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the US Green Building Council's LEED™ Rating System (or equivalent in the student’s home country).

3. Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD)

This student competition requires multidisciplinary teams to design an energy efficient sustainable project approaching a "Zero Energy" building with minimized energy demands for HVAC and all other technical systems that could be satisfied with locally available or building-installed renewable energy sources (RES). Students will be asked to satisfy a national or local sustainability standard (LEED or the equivalent in their country), and then implement RES to approach "Zero Energy" limit.

The fundamental goal of this design competition category is to encourage students to obtain experience in the ISBD process. Architects and engineers should work together from the very beginning to determine building orientation, layout, materials, mechanical systems, and electrical systems that meet the client's needs and work with the surrounding environment to minimize energy consumption.

DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted electronically to ASHRAE Society FTP site by May 4, 2021. Must register prior to submission.

REGISTER HEREhttps://web.ashrae.org/design_competition/

Learn more on the ASHRAE Student Design Competitions here: ASHRAE> Communities> Student Zone> Competitions

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