The award promotes innovative design, research and practice by recognizing people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to minimize global warming potential (GWP) through refrigeration and air-conditioning management.
To be eligible, work must have taken place in a developing country. Developing countries are as listed in Article 5, Paragraph 1 of the Montreal Protocol fund.
Award recipients will be recognized by ASHRAE and UN Environment.
First Place and Honorable Citation awards are made in two categories:
The award promotes innovative design, research and practice by recognizing people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to minimize global warming potential (GWP) Refrigerants.
The award is only open to individuals and to teams of individuals. While one or more individuals may be involved through their work with institutions, private sector organizations, or firms, awards will only be made to and in the name of individuals rather than to their firms or other types of employers.
If submission is by an individual, individuals must confirm the work was not a team effort and must provide confirmation by a person familiar with the work. If a team of individuals is selected for an award, the team itself shall determine which person shall be entitled to receive funding to accept the award. All team members will receive a certificate (maximum 5 per team).
The submission form requires descriptive responses to each of the following:
Submission of entries for 2019 awards will be accepted between January 2019 and August 15, 2019.
The winners in each category will be selected based on innovative solutions for designs, practice or research using lower-GWP technologies. The selection will take into account the following criteria:
Winning projects will be publicized by both organizations, and the First Place recipients will receive a stipend to receive their award at a UN Environment event. UN Environment, represented by the Law Division (OzonAction), and ASHRAE have a Memorandum of Understanding to establish technical cooperation and mutual coordination toward providing professional technical services to the refrigeration and air-conditioning stakeholders (governmental, private, and public). The organizations work to ensure that up-to-date related technical information and standards are properly introduced and promoted. ASHRAE is a worldwide technical society of more than 57,000 individual members.