ASHRAE's 2003 Student Design Competition awarded a Singapore college campus's environmentally friendly system first place in the HVAC system design category. Faced with limited natural resources and rising pollution issues, student designers of an HVAC system for the educational facility were challenged to design a two-story educational building to be constructed on a medium-sized college campus in Singapore.

Winners were announced in two categories - HVAC system design and selection. Projects are evaluated on anticipated operating costs, environmental impact, comfort, health, creativity, and communication of results.

The competition attracted 26 final entries, an increase of 42% over last year's competition and the highest number of entries since 1995.

First place in the HVAC system design category was awarded to Jesse Bigelow, Andy Geem, Gerard Harris, Bob Krieg, Nathon Klein and Mike Sweeney of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Their advisors are Mike Feutz and Eric Quilitzch.

First place in the HVAC system selection category was awarded to Larry Good, Scott Huber and Rebecca Mittel of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Their advisor is William Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E.

This entry will serve as the design build project for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America's 2003 student competition.