ASHRAE recognizes University of Central Florida with award

An energy audit program, executed by Hanson, at the University of Central Florida (UCF) received the 2023 Energy Genius Award from ASHRAE.

As part of a sustainability initiative, Hanson provided ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) assessments, which included ASHRAE Level I energy audits, at nine UCF buildings. In addition to identifying facility improvement measures, of which 204 reduced energy consumption, Hanson developed a standard operating procedure for UCF’s Utilities and Energy Services, along with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, to use for engineering students to execute a Building EQ assessment for credit hours. ASHRAE used this standard operating procedure to develop guidance for ASHRAE chapter and student branch volunteers to show universities and K–12 schools a method to develop similar energy-saving programs at their facilities.

The Energy Genius Award honors excellence in building energy performance assessments that use the Building EQ Portal and assessment process.