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2014 Chapter Technology Awards

January 7, 2014

Now that the Distinguished Lecturer Program activity is complete for 2013-2014, it is now time to start thinking about the Chapter Technology Awards Program.  We had another successful award season for 2014 (winners to be announced at New York City in January), and a good time to start your campaign will be immediately following the announcement. 

 

Here is a link to the program overview for your use.

 https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program-overview

 

Historically, Region XI has been very strong with respect to submitting high quality applications/projects, and receiving award recognition.  The program started in 1999, and Region XI has received a total of 30 awards, with only 2 Regions receiving more awards; Region II  has won 54 awards, and Region X has claimed 36 awards.  A copy of the awards history is attached, including the 2014 winners.  Region XI tied with Region II for the most awards!

 

The chapter and region awards have the option of using the Short Form, or the Long Form.  To be completely honest, it is easier to judge a Long Form application, however considerable more effort is required of the engineer to do so.  In order to encourage the most participation, either form is acceptable.   Both forms are attached for your use.

 

More information can be found at the following link:   https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program

 

It has been very helpful in the past for engineers to see application samples.  I have 4 samples, all 2013 First Place Winners, available for you to share with permission from the winners.  Let me know if you would like to receive these samples; the zip file is 4MB, or I can split them up into smaller attachments, if needed.

 

DUE DATES:  Chapters can establish their own due dates, taking into consideration the amount of time for applicants to incorporate any chapter review comments in time to submit to Region XI.  The due date for the Region XI Technology Awards will be at or around April 28.  Region XI winners will be announced at the CRC May 8-10 in Richland, WA.

 

Some ideas to help you along:

 

Enlist a judging committee early – your committee can help contact engineering firms to solicit applications.  

Check other awards programs, i.e. AIA, to help target possible projects.

 

I will be checking in with you in 2014 to see how I can help, and review your progress.  If I don’t chat with you beforehand, have a very happy holiday season!

 

Cheers,

 

Leslie Jonsson

Region XI RVC CTTC

2014 Chapter Technology Awards

January 7, 2014

Now that the Distinguished Lecturer Program activity is complete for 2013-2014, it is now time to start thinking about the Chapter Technology Awards Program.  We had another successful award season for 2014 (winners to be announced at New York City in January), and a good time to start your campaign will be immediately following the announcement. 

 

Here is a link to the program overview for your use.

 https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program-overview

 

Historically, Region XI has been very strong with respect to submitting high quality applications/projects, and receiving award recognition.  The program started in 1999, and Region XI has received a total of 30 awards, with only 2 Regions receiving more awards; Region II  has won 54 awards, and Region X has claimed 36 awards.  A copy of the awards history is attached, including the 2014 winners.  Region XI tied with Region II for the most awards!

 

The chapter and region awards have the option of using the Short Form, or the Long Form.  To be completely honest, it is easier to judge a Long Form application, however considerable more effort is required of the engineer to do so.  In order to encourage the most participation, either form is acceptable.   Both forms are attached for your use.

 

More information can be found at the following link:   https://www.ashrae.org/membership–conferences/honors–awards/technology-awards-program

 

It has been very helpful in the past for engineers to see application samples.  I have 4 samples, all 2013 First Place Winners, available for you to share with permission from the winners.  Let me know if you would like to receive these samples; the zip file is 4MB, or I can split them up into smaller attachments, if needed.

 

DUE DATES:  Chapters can establish their own due dates, taking into consideration the amount of time for applicants to incorporate any chapter review comments in time to submit to Region XI.  The due date for the Region XI Technology Awards will be at or around April 28.  Region XI winners will be announced at the CRC May 8-10 in Richland, WA.

 

Some ideas to help you along:

 

Enlist a judging committee early – your committee can help contact engineering firms to solicit applications.  

Check other awards programs, i.e. AIA, to help target possible projects.

 

I will be checking in with you in 2014 to see how I can help, and review your progress.  If I don’t chat with you beforehand, have a very happy holiday season!

 

Cheers,

 

Leslie Jonsson

Region XI RVC CTTC

COTE 2011-2012 Goals & Event Brainstorm List

November 14, 2011

AIA Seattle COTE Goals – 2011-2012

All members are welcome to bring new brainstorm topics for our montly meeting min-events. Some existing ideas are at the bottom of our 2011-2012 goals here.

August Meeting Minutes

September 19, 2011

See attached!

11-0824 COTE mtg minutes

AIA Seattle Director’s Report – September 2011

September 16, 2011

For your reading pleasure!

Director’s report September 2011

WMIG Kick-off Meeting Announcement

September 14, 2011

The AIA Seattle Committee On The Environment-COTE is excited to announce the initial What Makes it Green-WMIG 2012 kick-off meeting. In lieu of our monthly COTE meeting we will be congregating on NBBJ’s outside deck,  on Wednesday, September 21, from 4-7pm.  We will introduce our new WMIG 2012 co-chairs, Eric Anderson from CDI Engineers and Christopher Meek from the Integrated Design Lab. Other agenda items will include the following:

                -Brief overview of WMIG 2010

                -Review of WMIG’s mission statement and objectives

                -Review of WMIG 2012 goals, schedule and committee structure

                -Q and A

This is a good opportunity to get re-acquainted with COTE and consider joining the WMIG 2012 sub-committee. The committee will look forward to showcasing and furthering our region’s design leadership in the future of sustainability. We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces next week. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us:

David Winans-GGLO   dwinans@gglo.com  (COTE co-chair)

Cheryl Jacobs-Schacht|Aslani Architects   cheryl@saarch.com (incoming COTE co-chair)

Carl Dominguez-Schacht|Aslani Architects   carl@saarch.com  (outgoing COTE co-chair)

We would also like to thank Margaret Montgomery, from NBBJ, for allowing us to occupy their deck once again.

                          NBBJ

                         223 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

                        206.223.5555

                        nbbj.com

 

New COTE co-chair Announcement

September 14, 2011

The AIA Seattle Committee On The Environment-COTE is proud to announce the new incoming COTE co-chair, Cheryl Jacobs, from Schacht|Aslani Architects. Cheryl has been instrumental in guiding the 2010-2011 Case Studies that resulted from WMIG 2010, and helped in previous years on the RE-generation speaker series. COTE is looking forward to her enthusiasm and leadership skills. David Winans will continue to serve alongside Cheryl as the ongoing COTE co-chair. They are both looking forward to working with the WMIG co-chairs on WMIG 2012 and guiding the COTE in 2012.

AIA Seattle and COTE would like to thank Carl Dominguez for his volunteer service to COTE. Carl has been an active member with COTE for the past several years including co-chairing WMIG and most recently served as the outgoing COTE co-chair. His enthusiasm and familiar face will be missed.

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