Did you know that Dallas ASHRAE has several award-winning members




Honors & Awards
H&A Chair

Pamela L Duffy, PE


The Dallas Chapter Honors & Awards committee helps ensure that members are recognized for their efforts. Awards range from individual awards for volutneer efforts to awards for building designs. 

If you believe an ASHRAE member deserved to be recognized, please reach out to our H&A committee at [email protected] 


Congratulations RWB Consulting Engineers

RWB Consulting Engineers wins the ASHRAE Building Technology Award in 2020.

During the January 2020 ASHRAE Dallas Board of Governors meeting, chapter leaders voted to approve the winner of the 2019-2020 building technology award. The board selected RWB Consulting Engineers to win the award in the New Construction - Educational Facilities Category for their project, Ray Braswell High School

Braswell High School features a ground source heat pump system with over 1,100 wells serving 239 heat pumps throughout the building. The centralized geothermal design includes pumps iin parallel for redundancy. Three-way valves installed at the extremity of each lunch ensure proper water flow and temperature during operation. 

RWB Consulting Engineers wins the Technology Award with their innovative design at Ray Braswell High School

As the winner of our chapter competition, this project will move forward to the regional competition. The winner of the Region VIII technology award will be announced in April during the Chapter Regional Conference.


Is your work the best of the Big D?

Are you proud of a recent project you were involved in?

Have you worked on a building project that was particularly unique or challenging?

Were you able to solve a design challenge related to efficiency, comfort, indoor air quality… or a different challenge entirely?

Then, consider applying for the ASHRAE Technology award! 

Here is what you need to know: 

  • Buildings must be occupied no later than September 1st, 2020
  • Categories include new, existing, and existing building commissioning for the following building types:
    • Commercial Buildings
    • Institutional Buildings
    • Health Care Facilities
    • Industrial Facilities or Processes
    • Public Assembly
    • Residential

First-place winners will be automatically submitted to the regional competition, and regional winners will be advanced to the Society competition. Society winners will be featured in the ASHRAE Journal. 


Nominations for 2020-2021 are not yet open. 

  1. ENTRY FORM: Complete the simple, single-page entry form
  2. SCHEMATIC: Attach a system schematic/diagram not larger than 11” x 17” in size
  3. PROJECT NARRATIVE:Complete a brief narrative (maximum of 2 pages). The narrative should include:
    • The gross and net building areas applicable to the project
    • A description of the major building areas (i.e.,operating rooms, laboratories, computer rooms, industrial processes, offices, warehouses)
    • A brief discussion regarding the following six criteria (if a criterion is not applicable, state accordingly):
      • Energy Efficiency
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Innovation
      • Operation & Maintenance
      • Cost Effectiveness
      • Environmental Impact

Direct questions to Pam at [email protected]g 

Last Updated: January 21, 2020