Canadian schools receive grants through ASHRAE initiative
By Doug PicklykCooling Heating HPAC General HVAC Systems Refrigeration
ASHRAE has awarded grants to 24 colleges and universities to help promote the study and teaching of HVAC/R, with the goal of encouraging undergraduate senior students to pursue careers in a related field. Three Canadian schools are among the grant recipients. They are: Ryerson University inToronto, ON, University of Windsor, in Windsor, ON and Carleton University in Ottawa, ON.
Ryerson’s proposal includes the design and prototyping of a heat transfer enhanced hybrid, air-based building integrated solar photovoltaic/thermal collector for net-zero energy building applications. The University of Windsor’s grant will go toward its proposal for a membrane absorption heat pump. Carleton University earned a grant with its proposal for the evaluation of office-level energy consumption using a sparse sensor network.
The ASHRAE undergraduate senior project grant will begin accepting applications for the 2016-17 program in August 2016, with the final deadline in December 2016.