ALBUQUERQUE – Presidential Member Donald G. Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has received the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at its Annual Conference held here June 26-30.
The award, named after Andrew T. Boggs, ASHRAE executive vice president emeritus, recognizes past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award for continuing, unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service to the Society.
Colliver received the Distinguished Service Award in 1995. Seven years later, he became president of ASHRAE, serving in 2002-03. In choosing his theme for this year, Building a Better World, Colliver said: “We must build on our successes and use our passion to take us to the next level. We must set goals that have a higher purpose.” During his 2002-03 presidential year, ASHRAE focused on the four cornerstones of energy, environment, education and empowerment that give us E to the 4th power.
Colliver then took on a new role, serving as chair of the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) projects since its inception in 2003, after identifying this beyond-code energy efficiency guidance in his presidential year. Under his guidance, the Steering Committee has overseen the development of 30 percent guides for six different building types (small office, small retail, warehouse, K-12 schools, highway lodging and small healthcare). Over 250,000 copies of these books have been distributed. Work on 50 percent guides starts this year. The books have been some of the most successful and most broadly distributed publications in ASHRAE’s history. The Steering Committee has also overseen the initiation of a series of guides on existing buildings, the first of which was published in 2010, Business Case for Building Owners and Managers. The next in the existing building series is a technical guide.
Colliver also chaired the Society’s 2007 Solar Decathlon Committee, leading decisions about ASHRAE’s involvement in the event that attracts students from around the world in designing, constructing and living in sustainable homes on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Colliver is a professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.