The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) (Atlanta) recognized 59 people and one chapter for contributions to ASHRAE and the hvacr industry at its annual meeting held June 24-28 in Minneapolis.

The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award went to George B. Hightower, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE and life member. The award honors an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous preeminence in engineering or research work.

The Andrew T. Boggs Service Award was bestowed upon David S. Butler, Sr., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE. The award recognizes a past Distinguished Service Award recipient for continuing, unselfish, dedicated, and distinguished service.

The Exceptional Service Award, which recognizes Distinguished Award recipients who have continued to serve ASHRAE faithfully and with exemplary effort, went to two members: Richard A. Charles, P.E., presidential member, Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; and Laurance S. Staples, Jr., life member.

Eleven members were selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award, which honors members of any grade for giving freely of their time and talent to ASHRAE. They are: Mark W. Allen; Roland A. Ares, P.E.; Dean S. Borges, P.E.; Fal Schiller Brager, Ph.D.; Robert F. Doerr, Ph.D.; Glenn C. Hourahan, P.E.; Richard M. Kelso, P.E.; Evans J. Lizardos, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE; Raymond E. Patenaude, P.E.; Frederick H. Rohles, Jr., Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE; and Jeffrey D. Spitler, Ph.D., P.E.

Receiving the Distinguished 50-Year Member Award, which is given to members for 50 years and have performed outstanding service to ASHRAE are: Peter K. Baade, Dr.-Ing., Fellow AHSRAE, and life member; Harold R. Colen, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Whitney I. Grant, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Karl Guttman, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Donald B. Heffron, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Jordan L. Heiman, Fellow ASHARE and life member; Albert A. Hellman, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; J. Benjamin Horvay, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Daniel C. McNeil, P.E. and life member; Presidential Member Walter F. Spiegel, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Harold E. Straub, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; Edward R. Teske, P.E. and life member; William P. Wells, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member; and Robert W. Zanders, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and life member.

The Journal Paper Award honors the best paper or article to be published in the ASHRAE Journal. Receiving the award was Lewis Harriman, III, Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., and K. Quinn Hart, P.E. for writing “New Weather Data for Energy Calculations” which was published in March 1999.

The Crosby Field Award honors the best paper presented during 1999 at an ASHRAE meeting and was presented to Melvin First, D.Sc., P.E., Edward Nardell, M.D., William Chaisson, P.E., and Richard Riley, M.D. for their paper, “Guidelines for the Application of Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Preventing Transmission of Airborne Contagion – Part I: Basic Priniciples.”

The ASHRAE Poster Presentation Awards are given in recognition of the best posters presented at ASHRAE meetings. The recipients are: James J. Jetter, P.E., Francis Delafield, Angelita S. Ng, Krich Ratanaphruks, and Michael W. Tufts for “Composition Changes in Refrigerant Blends for Automotive Air Conditioning;” and Jelena Srebric, Qingyan, Ph.D., and Leon R. Glicksman, Ph.D. for “Validation of a Zero-Equation Turbulence Model for Complex Indoor Airflow Simulation.”

The ASHRAE Paper Awards are given in recognition of the best papers presented at ASHRAE meetings.

Receiving an ASHRAE Symposium Paper Award, were Melvin W. First, D.Sc., P.E., Edward A. Nardell, M.D., William Chaisson, P.E., and Richard Riley, M.D. for their symposium paper, Guidelines for the Application of Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for Preventing Transmission of Airborne Contagion – Part II: Design and Operation Guidance.

Receiving an ASHRAE Technical Paper Award were Krzysztof Cena, Ph.D., D.Sc., and Richard J. de Dear, Ph.D. for “Field Study of Occupant Comfort and Office Thermal Environments in a Hot, Arid Climate.”

Carey J. Simonson, Ph.D., Dustin L. Ciepliskis, and Robert W. Besant, P.Eng, received an ASHRAE Technical Paper Award for “Determining the Performance of Energy Wheels: Part I – Experimental and Numerical Methods.”

Xiaoxiong Yuan, Ph.D. Qingyan Chen, Ph.D., and Leon R. Glicksman, Ph.D. received an ASHRAE Technical Paper Award for “Performance Evaluation and Design Guidelines for Displacement Ventilation.”

The Willis Carrier Award recognized an ASHRAE member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at an ASHRAE meeting. Both Carey Simonson, Ph.D. and Dustin L. Ciepliski were honored for their presenting “Determining the Performance of Energy Wheels: Part I – Experimental and Numerical Methods.”

The Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, which honors a researcher under the age of 40 for significant accomplishment in the study of bioenvironmental engineering and its effect on human comfort and health, went to Dr. Lei Fang.

The Homer Addams Award is presented to a graduate student involved in outstanding hvacr research and was awarded to William D. Gerstler, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Sukhdev Mathaudhu, P.E. received the John F. James International Award, which is given to an ASHRAE member who has done the most to enhance the society’s international presence.

The St. Louis Chapter of ASHRAE received the Government Affairs Award, which recognizes an ASHRAE chapter for outstanding effort and achievement in state, provincial, and local government activities in connection with technical issues related to the activities of the society.

The Dan Mills Technical Award recognizes a Chapter Technology, Energy, and Government Activities (TEGA) chairman who excels in meeting TEGA goals in technical, energy, and government activities. Charles Gulledge, P.E. received the award.

The ASHRAE Student Activities Achievement Award when to Chuck Curlin. The award recognizes a Chapter Student Activities chairman for service related to the goals and growth of student activities at all levels.

The Milton W. Garland Refrigeration Award, which went to Ted Hansen, recognizes the best chapter program promoting the science of refrigeration.

The William J. Collins Jr. Research Promotion Award, which is given to the chapter research promotion chairman who raises the most money for ASHRAE research, went to Allan Bruns.

The Lincoln Bouillon Award recognizes a member who performs the most outstanding work in increasing membership of the society during the course of the year. This year’s recipient is Chad Edmondson.