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2019 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Paper Competition

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor and Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE. The winning entry will represent the Society at the 2019 HVAC World Student Competition to be held in conjunction with the 2019 CLIMA Conference, May 26–29, in Bucharest, Romania. 



2019 Design Competition

The 2019 student competition focuses on a new small hospital in Budapest, Hungary. ASHRAE sponsors these competitions to encourage students to become involved in a profession that is crucial to insuring a sustainable future for our Earth – the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems. 



2019 Applied Engineering Challenge

The 2019 Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge (AEC) is intended to stimulate student-led groups to find engineering solutions for designing self-sustaining, interconnected communities. 

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Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition for students to design, build, and operate a solar-powered house in 2 years' time. Contestants offer the public a great deal of insight about cost and energy efficient ways to improve everyday functions in their home. 



Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. The competition showcases the future of the built environment: high-performance buildings so energy efficient that their annual energy use can easily be offset with renewable energy.