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ASU professor T. Agami Reddy was awarded an ASHRAE Technical Paper Award for a paper targeting improvement in determining more accurate statistical models for uncertainty in energy use.

Professor Reddy received the ASHRAE Technical Paper Award at the 2012 Annual Conference.

Reddy received the award at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 2012 Annual Conference held June 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

Reddy is SRP Professor of Energy and Environment for The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and professor for the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The ASHRAE award recognizes authors of the best papers that are presented at ASHRAE Society meetings. Reddy and his co-authors, Kris Subbaro, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Yafeng Lai, Nextant Inc., received the award for their paper, “The Nearest Neighborhood Method to Improve Uncertainty Estimates in Statistical Building Energy Models.”

The paper addresses the issue of inaccuracies of current energy-use uncertainty models. It proposes the use of local systems scaled down from the current global statistical models.

ASHRAE was established in 1894 as a building technology society, and has grown to have over 50,000 members across the globe. The focus of ASHRAE is to improve building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability in the industry. Members participate in research, publications and education of engineers in the heating and cooling industry.

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