ASHRAE honors Haberl as new Fellow
DALLAS — Dr. Jeff S. Haberl, associate director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station's Energy Systems Laboratory and a professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Throughout his career, Haberl has distinguished himself as an expert on building energy consumption. He has developed numerous methods for determining energy consumption from basic building measurements and applied these in the Texas LoanSTAR program, which gives low-cost loans to municipal and state facilities to install energy conservation measures. Haberl used his technologies in becoming a founding contributor to the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken an interest in his current work of creating emissions calculation methods to take energy efficiency and renewable energy savings and calculate emissions reductions. Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes distinction in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning or refrigeration and is earned through achievement as a researcher, designer, educator or engineering executive. Approximately 500 of ASHRAE's 55,000 members are Fellows. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 55,000 persons. Its sole objective is to advance through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve the evolving needs of the public.