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Vision 2030 Mission Statement

As a global society, ASHRAE guides and shapes the built environment for the advancement of human wellbeing through education, research, and standards advancements for our modern world.

Technology will improve every aspect of the built environment with an integrated community of buildings and the energy systems that support our daily lives.  Our built environment will be adaptable and resilient to best serve the occupants with efficient, healthy, safe, and secure, indoor environments.  The data-driven buildings industry, through innovation and ingenuity, will drive our buildings to increasingly higher performance.  Integrating intelligent design, construction, and operation will transform tomorrow’s built environment.

ASHRAE is committed to lead, serve, and provide all professionals in the buildings industry the resources and knowledge to continually drive the innovative and strategic improvements needed during this revolution of our built environment. 

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  • Main

    Inside ASHRAE Vision 2030: Q&As With the Teams Creating the Vision

    The ASHRAE Vision 2030 series from ASHRAE Journal’s Insights newsletter discusses various questions and answers related to the initatives spotlighted by the contributing teams. 

    Look for new Q&As in forthcoming Insights newsletters. Insights is a member benefit, emailed to ASHRAE members on the third Wednesday of each month.

    ASHRAE Journal Podcast: Exploring HVAC&R’s New Data Connected Frontier

    The HVAC&R industry’s new frontier centers on designers and engineers understanding how to collect, analyze and use data to design and operate adaptive buildings. In this episode of ASHRAE Journal Podcast, Sheila Hayter, P.E., Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, and Chuck Gulledge, P.E., HBDP, Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, discuss how the HVAC&R industry is evolving with digital-driven technologies and knowledge.

    Messages from ASHRAE

    ASHRAE Launches Vision 2030 Webpage

    ATLANTA (April 27, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the launch its Vision 2030 webpage. The webpage can be found at ashrae.org/vision2030.

    As technology continues to improve every aspect of the built environment, ASHRAE’s Vision 2030 is committed to leading, serving, and providing all professionals in the buildings industry with the resources and knowledge to continually drive the innovative and strategic improvements needed during the revolution of the built environment.

    “The Vision 2030 webpage provides guidance to support intelligent design, construction, and operation for a more adaptable and resilient built environment,” said 2018-19 ASHRAE Presidential Member and Vision 2030 Chair Shelia J. Hayter, P.E. “We believe that the contributions of the Vision 2030 team will serve as a powerful resource to industry professionals and the general public alike.”

    The webpage features the following five sections:

    • Connected Communities
    • Built Environment
    • Data and Integration
    • Team Processes
    • Member Services
    • Resources

    Members of the Vision 2030 team are as follows:

    • Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., Presidential Fellow ASHRAE, chair, ASHRAE Vision 2030
    • Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., BEMP, Presidential Fellow ASHRAE, vice chair, ASHRAE Vision 2030
    • Chip Branscum, PE, LEED AP, ASHRAE VISION 2030 Ad Hoc Committee
    • Robin Bryant, ASHRAE Director & Regional Chair Region XII
    • Jayson Bursill, Ph.D.
    • Michael Cooper, P.E., ASHRAE Headquarters Building Ad-hoc Committee
    • Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP, FIBPSA, chair, ASHRAE Standards Committee, AIA
    • Christopher M. Gray, Ph.D., P.E.
    • William R. MacGowan
    • Tim J. McGinn, P.Eng., HBDP, ASHRAE Vice President
    • Francis A. Mills
    • Daniel H. Nall, P.E., FAIA, Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® Fellow, BEMP, HBDP, CPHC
    • Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes, ing., P.Eng., chair, ASHRAE Multidisciplinary Task Group Health and Wellness in the Built Environment
    • Joe Noworatzky Ed.D., ASHRAE Foundation Trustee
    • W. Andrew Perrin, BASc
    • Chandra Sekhar, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE Director-at-Large, Distinguished Lecturer
    • Manish K. Sharma
    • Jiri Skopek

    Questions and requests for technical guidance and interpretations should be submitted to the following email address: Vision2030@ashrae.org. For more information on the Vision 2030, visit ashrae.org/Vision2030.

  • Connected

    Connected, Resilient, Sustainable Communities

    Energy Master Plans at Community Level  
    Smart City- Challenges and Approach to Address Them
      |  Hybrid Workplace

    The Team:

    • Manish K Sharma
    • Dru Crawley                 
    • Chandra Sekhar
    • Jiri Skopek
    • Drew Perrin

    The Vision: Communities are a microcosm of the larger cities that they are part of. resilience, sustainability, more flexible and hybrid workspaces, healthy and vibrant community where people live, work or meet and businesses thrive.

  • Built

    Built Environment

    Zero Carbon   Resiliency   Indoor Environmental Quality

    The Team:        

    • Robin Bryant
    • Jiri Skopek
    • Dan Nall
    • Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes
    • Tim McGinn

    The Vision: The Built Environment, as a vital component of connected communities need to provide resilient, liveable, and beautiful places to live, work, shop and commune with humankind. Transformation of the new and existing building stock is necessary to ensure a decarbonized future. Providing sustainable, flexible, comfortable, safe and resilient indoor places with incomparable indoor environmental quality is critical for mankind to thrive.

  • Data &

    Data and Integration

    Data   IT-OT Integration   Data Normalization and Existing Asset Stock

    The Team:        

    • Chandra Sekhar       
    • Dru Crawley
    • Drew Perrin
    • Manish K Sharma
    • Joe Noworatzky
    • Bill MacGowan

    The Vision: In an interconnected world, the ubiquitous collection and use of data to drive every aspect of our daily lives is envisaged to be an inevitable reality. The widespread application of Data Collection and Analytics in literally all spheres of human activities would govern growth and development of cities and countries whilst achieving sustainability goals. The proliferation of IT systems in the management and control of OT systems in the built environment across all scales (building – district – city – global) and across all phases (conceptualization/strategy - design – construction – commissioning – operation) is inevitably the future. Digital Twin, as a virtual representation of the real world, will enable this future. We are already witnessing this today and ASHRAE is ideally poised to play a leadership role in this domain now and beyond 2030.

  • Team

    Team Processes Case Studies

    Wilde Lake Middle School   Audain Art Museum   Ochsner Grove Medical Complex

    The Team:        

    • Michael Cooper
    • Robin Bryant
    • Chip Branscum
    • Chris Gray
    • Bill MacGowan
    • Dan Nall

    The Vision: The purpose of the “Team Process” subgroup is to highlight the growing need for coordination among all stakeholders of the built environment (owners, designers, contractors and operators). Our ability to coordinate will allow for more efficient building processes and more effective use of the building. Coordination and collaboration must occur between the vested parties. With evolving technologies as tools for such collaboration and coordination, the opportunities continue to grow. Education across trades can help teams to look at the bigger picture instead of staying focused on each trade individually, leading to a more collaborative and beneficial process.

  • Member

    Member Services

    Virtual Resources for Members   Enable and Leverage the Value of ASHRAE’s Professional Network  
    Advanced Training for a Connected World Leveraging ASHRAE’s Strengths  Share Your Thoughts

    The Team:        

    • Chris Gray
    • Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes
    • Chip Branscum
    • Joe Noworatzky
    • Michael Cooper

    The Vision: ASHRAE’s Mission is to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. ASHRAE executes this mission through their membership and their connections with volunteers across the built-environment industry. ASHRAE’s members make up their core customer base for the technical materials it develops; thus, the way ASHRAE serves its members must evolve on the pathway to 2030 as the industry evolves. The Member Services subgroup of the Vision 2030 ad-hoc analyzed how ASHRAE should serve its membership over the next decade including what it should continue to do, what it does currently that should change and what it should stop doing to serve its members most effectively.

    What do you think?
    We would like to hear your thoughts on this vision as it relates to Member Services and where YOU see the value in ASHRAE. Use the Share Your Thoughts link to let us know.


  • Resources

    Building Our New Energy Future

    Learn how you too can help Build Our New Energy Future

    If you are a buildings professional, it is highly likely you will experience significant changes in your professional practice during your career. That’s because a rapid evolution is underway in the electricity sector that will also have a significant impact on the buildings sector. As a critical organization for buildings professionals, ASHRAE and its members must take an active role in the ongoing changes that will create this new energy future.

    This document is intended to explain the issues and terminology, as well as the challenges and opportunities, associated with changes underway in the electricity sector that affect buildings professionals.


    Knowledge Portal: The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0

    In support of this year's theme, ASHRAE has prepared a comprehensive list of ASHRAE resources to support the 2020-21 Society theme of The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.

    Enter the Portal

    ASHRAE Moves to New Global Headquarters

    Focusing on the Society’s 2020-21 theme, “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0, the headquarters incorporates several digitally connected solutions. The building will be fully net-zero energy by March 2021 upon the completion of the photovoltaic (PV) system installation.

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from ASHRAE and Others

    ASHRAE has published two statements to define guidance on managing the spread of COVID-19 with respect to the operation and maintenance of HVAC systems in buildings. ASHRAE recommends operators continue to run systems during this time to help control the spread of the virus. Read the official statements and affiliated guidance on ASHRAE's official COVID-19 page. www.ashrae.org/covid19

    Learn More