Celebration Time!!!

We were notified that the MSU team took 1st place in the 2014 ASHRAE Integrated Sustainable Building Design Competition. This is a great honor for this multidisciplinary team comprised of architecture and engineering students. Please share in congratulating the following individuals on their achievement:

Terra Moran (ME)
Mary Peterson (ME)
Martin Reaves (MET)
Theresa Lindenau (Arch)
Elyse Casper (Arch)

The Integrated Sustainable Building Design (ISBD) competition’s aim is to encourage students to extend their knowledge beyond the core mechanical systems. For the ISBD category, the final design level presented may be in a preliminary stage, as the competition’s basic intention is to challenge students’ imaginative thinking and creative engineering approach to the building and all of its systems.

This 2014 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 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.

By taking 1st place the team receives $2,000 plus a representative from the team will receive free transportation, two nights lodging and $100 expenses for attendance at the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Meeting to be held in Chicago where the award will be presented at the ASHRAE Plenary.

Congratulations Team Members for a job well done!!!