Chapter Technology Transfer Committee

Chapter Technology Transfer Committee

Committee Chair:

RL Kistler


CTTC administers chapter, regional and society level awards.
  • Government Activities Award Program

The purpose of this award is to stimulate effective participation by ASHRAE chapters in state, provincial, and/or local government activities in connection with technical issues related to the purpose of the Society. Each year the Society recognizes exceptional performance by chapters in the area of government activities. Support material for applicant chapters includes a description of the chapter’s activities in interacting with state, provincial, and/or local governments.

  • Technology Awards Program

The purpose of the ASHRAE Technology Awards program is to:

  1. Recognize ASHRAE members who design and/or conceive innovative technological concepts that are proven through actual operating data;
  2. Communicate innovative systems designs to other ASHRAE members;
  3. Highlight technological achievements of ASHRAE to others, including associated professionals and societies worldwide, as well as building and facility owners.

Each year the Society may present awards in seven categories: Commercial Buildings  (New and Existing); Institutional Buildings (New and Existing); Health Care Facilities (New and Existing); Industrial Facilities or Processes (New and Existing); Public Assembly (New and Existing); Residential (New and Existing); Alternative or Renewable Energy Use.

  • Dan Mills Technical Award

The Dan Mills Technical Award recognizes a Chapter Technology Transfer Committee Chair who excels in meeting CTTC goals. The award is endowed in memory of Dan Mills of the Memphis Chapter to honor the one Chapter CTT Chair who has the most outstanding year and meets the eligibility requirements.

  • Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE)

Chapter support includes administration of the Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE).  PAOE is the mechanism ASHRAE has developed to recognize and reward individuals that perform activities that support ASHRAE initiatives. Specific initiatives and recognition criteria are established by the incumbent society president.

  • Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence
The award shall be known as the Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence.The award shall be made to both the designer and the owner of a non-comfort cooling refrigeration application that incorporates new technology in a unique manner. Projects to be considered by the standing Refrigeration Committee are to be submitted by chapters for judging at the regional CRC. Each region may submit multiple nominations per year for final judging by the Society Refrigeration Committee. Submission must be received by the Refrigeration Committee Chair by November 1st to be considered for that year’s competition. The Refrigeration Committee shall select three members who have at least two years of service on the Committee to be the judges of the projects. The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting. 

The Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) provides efficient and effective transfer of current and relevant information throughout the HVAC&R industry to and from the chapters. CTTC develops and maintains high quality and readily available tools to enable chapters to offer information and attractive industry-related information and programs to all segments within the HVAC&R industry. CTTC reports to the Members Council.


The CTTC supports society and chapter interaction with the following activities:

    Government Activities:

    Engineers contribute to the policy making process by providing government decision makers with technical information needed to make the most informed decisions on technical and related issues.

    Engineering and technical organizations like ASHRAE play an important role in Washington by helping Members of Congress understand the technical implications of complex public policy issues. Very few members of Congress have backgrounds in engineering and science, so they and their staffs depend upon organizations with special expertise in specific areas. Through the Washington Office, ASHRAE conducts programs to facilitate participation in the public policy process through presentation of non-partisan analysis, study, or research; informal briefings for government personnel; formal comments on proposed legislation and regulations; and testimony before government bodies.

    The Government Issues Update section of the website is intended to provide informative and timely news of interest to ASHRAE members on developments in Washington and elsewhere that may have an effect on the HVAC&R industry.

    Technical Activities

    Technical Committees and Task Groups are established and maintained as the tools for progressing specific technical initiatives of society. More information can be found by searching the TC section of this site.

    To be effective, TCs encourage the active participation of members from a broad range of industry perspectives and affiliations. Interested members can contact their chapter CTTC Chair, any member of the Society CTTC listed on this Web page, or the TC Chair directly.

    Refrigeration Activities

    Refrigeration Speakers can be downloaded below. 


    ASHRAE writes standards and guidelines in its fields of expertise to guide industry in the delivery of goods and services to the public. ASHRAE has nearly 90 active standards and guideline project committees, addressing such broad areas as indoor air quality, thermal comfort, energy conservation in buildings, reducing refrigerant emissions, and the designation and safety classification of refrigerants.

    Heather Platt,
    Mar 4, 2012, 12:50 PM