Larry Degelman

2015-2016 Haecker Award

Larry Degelman, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Larry DegelmanLarry Degelman has a BAE and an M.S. in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (1961, 1966).  He is president of the Degelman Engineering Group, Inc., an ASHRAE Life Member with energy design and modeling certifications, and a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).  He is developer of Ener-WinÓ, building energy simulation software.  His teaching spans 34 years at Penn State, University of Maryland, and Texas A&M University and covers subjects in environmental control systems, solar energy systems, computer software development, and building energy optimization techniques.  He was Associate Dean at Texas A&M (1996-2000) and chaired more than 50 Ph.D. and M.S. student committees.  He is a former President of IBPSA, ARCC and ACADIA (Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture) and a former member of solar societies (TXSES/ASES/ISES.)  He has published solar and energy-related conference papers extensively throughout the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, and Thailand. He is a former member and/or chair of several ASHRAE technical committees in weather data and energy calculations, as well as the ASHRAE Standards and Programs Committees.

Current and recent activities include conducting of ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1 training workshops throughout Texas, performing MPE design work for about 27 different fire stations and EMS stations, and doing long term performance studies of a residential earth-coupled water source heat pump system in use for 35 years and a hot water flat plate solar collector system used for 33 years.

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