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Code of Ethics Commitment

This statement should be included on all agendas and read before all committee meetings:

In this and all other ASHRAE meetings, we will act with honesty, fairness, courtesy, competence, inclusiveness and respect for others, which exemplify our core values of excellence, commitment, integrity, collaboration, volunteerism and diversity, and we shall avoid all real or perceived conflicts of interests.

Diversity Commitment

ASHRAE is committed to providing a welcoming environment. Our culture is one of inclusiveness, acknowledging the inherent value and dignity of each individual. We proactively pursue and celebrate diverse and inclusive communities understanding that doing so fuels better, more creative and more thoughtful ideas, solutions and strategies for the Society and for the communities our Society serves. We respect and welcome all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, physical appearance, thought styles, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, belief systems, sexual orientation or education.

ASHRAE Code Of Ethics 


1.140.001  Code of Ethics                                       (74-06-23-28/86-06-22-23/07-01-31-16/13-01-30-61) As members of ASHRAE or participants in ASHRAE committees, we pledge to act with honesty, fairness, courtesy, competence, integrity and respect for others in our conduct.

A. Efforts of the Society, its members, and its bodies shall be directed at all times to enhancing the public  health, safety and welfare.

B. Members and organized bodies of the Society shall be good stewards of the world’s resources including energy, natural, human and financial resources

C.  Our products and services shall be offered only in areas where our competence and expertise can satisfy the public need.

D. We shall act with care and competence in all activities, using and developing up to date knowledge and skills.

E. We shall avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and disclose them to affected parties when they do exist.

F.  The confidentiality of business affairs, proprietary information, intellectual property, procedures, and restricted Society discussions and materials shall be respected.

G.  Each member is expected and encouraged to be committed to the code of ethics of his or her own professional or trade association in their nation and area of work.

 H.  Activities crossing national and cultural boundaries shall respect the ethical codes of the seat of the principal activity.

ASHRAE Code Of Ethics Enforcement Procedures

Enforcement Procedures for Violation of the ASHRAE Code of Ethics

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