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2023 ASHRAE Abdur Award Winner Press Release

Abdur-Rahman Quadri Receives ASHRAE Award

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Abdur-Rahman Quadri, EIT, CHD, LEED Green Associate was recently honored by ASHRAE by receiving the Herman and Dorothy Behls HVAC Designer Certification Award at the ASHRAE 2023 Winter Conference in Atlanta, GA. The award aims to encourage ASHRAE Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) members to continue Herman Behl’s legacy and enhance his impact on the engineering field. Applicants of the award were tasked to express their professional goals and knowledge in the engineering space, demonstrate their previous HVAC&R and leadership experience, and present any additional accolades, experiences, and societies/organizations they were involved with.

2023 Award Recipients Photo Courtesy of Abdur Visuals

The Herman and Dorothy Behls Certification Award was created and funded by an endowment to honor the late Mr. Herman Behls, a 50-Year Distinguished Service Award member of ASHRAE. Herman Behls’s ties to ASHRAE were extensive as he was a former Chair of ASHRAE, served as a Research Subcommittee Chair, served on a number of Standards and RAC committees, and became a member of ASHRAE’s College of Fellows. Herman was a distinguished member of ASHRAE, authoring numerous standards throughout his tenure, and was known to never stop acquiring new knowledge while always sharing his expertise with anyone interested in learning.

About Abdur-Rahman Quadri

Abdur is a Junior Mechanical Designer and Engineer at Engenium Group. With over 5 years of engineering experience, Abdur has a passion for knowledge and best practice expertise exemplified through his pursuit of continued education, licenses, and certifications. Abdur received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. When not working as an engineer, Abdur runs his own photography business (Abdur Visuals) with a mission to provide the best visuals, showcasing all perspectives.


ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. Learn more here.