Lawrence Technological University faculty members Janice Means and Filza Walters were among the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) held in Atlanta in June.
Means is an associate professor in LTU’s College of Architecture and Design, and Walters is director of LTU’s architectural engineering degree program.
Means, who is a professional engineer, is a past president of the Detroit chapter and serves as the regional vice-chair of student activities. She is a member of ASHRAE international committees working on solar energy utilization, energy guidelines for historical buildings and structures, and building environmental impacts. She was a contributor to the 2008 ASHRAE Handbook and a co-editor of the fourth edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide.
Walters, who is also a past president of the Detroit chapter, is a member of ASHRAE international committees on educational facilities; HVAC construction and design; business, management, and general legal education; and building energy quotient. She also serves on the Publishing and Educational Council.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. More than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.