Paper wins three awards at annual national engineering conference

July 02, 2010

Jelena Srebric, associate professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, and Paulo Cesar Tabares-Velasco, a former graduate student in architectural engineering and current postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Co., are the recipients of the Crosby Field Award. Their paper, "The Role of Plants in the Reduction of Heat Flux Through Green Roofs: Laboratory Experiment,” was named the best paper presented before ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) in 2009. The Crosby Field Award is named for Presidential Member Cosby Field, whose ideas and hard work have helped to shape the industry.

In addition, Tabares-Velasco received the Willis H. carrier Award, which is given to an ASHRAE member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at an ASHRAE meeting.

Furthermore, Srebric and Tabares-Velasco also received a poster presentation award, given to peer-reviewed technical papers with the best visual and technical information presented at ASHRAE meetings.

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