At the Plenary Session of the ASHRAE Winter Conference on January 28, Gerald C. Groff received the John. F. James International Award. In addition to being a Fellow ASHRAE and Life Member, Gerald C. Groff was very active for a long time within the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies, both in the Executive Committee and as US National Team leader.
The John F. James International Award recognizes an ASHRAE member who has done the most to enhance the Society’s internatinonal presence. The award is named in memory of John F. James, an ASHRAE vice president who served on the International Committee and promoted the Society in Europe.
In 2008, Gerald C. Groff was awarded the Peter Ritter von Rittinger award, at the IEA Heat Pump Conference in Zurich.