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ASHRAE’s Government Affairs staff has developed numerous resources to assist individual members and chapters to participate in both federal and state government. It is recommended that members and chapter leadership familiarize themselves with the legislative and regulatory process and the current issues ASHRAE is tracking. You may also wish to subscribe to the Government Affairs Updates, a bi-weekly e-mail featuring news and information on activities of interest to ASHRAE members. Tips for contacting your elected officials also are included on this page.

ASHRAE’s Positions and Resources

Letters and Testimony Sent to Policymakers

ASHRAE Position Documents

ASHRAE Public Policy Issue Briefs

Widely Used Standards

Standards Referenced in Code

ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines

ASHRAE Papers, Articles, Reports, and Seminar Recordings


Government Affairs Impact Brochures

If you wish to obtain additional copies, email WashDC@ashrae.org. Please limit quantities to 25 per request.

pdf_icon.png Region XIII – Global Alliances for Sustainability

pdf_icon.png Region-at-Large – Global Alliances for Sustainability

pdf_icon.png Government Affairs Impact Brochure

pdf_icon.png Government Advocacy Flyer

pdf_icon.png ASHRAE Canadian Impact Brochure


Contacting Your Representatives

Find your U.S. Representative

Contact Information for your U.S. Representative

Contact Information for your U.S. Senator

pdf_icon.png Tips on Phoning, Writing or E-mailing Legislators

pdf_icon.png Tips for Personal Visits


Helpful Toolkits and Presentations

ppt.png Outreach to Federal Congressional Offices (3/29/2018)

ppt.png How to Engage with Code Officials

ppt.png Planning a Day on the Hill (Updated 8/2/2017)

ppt.png Organizing GGAC at the Local Level (Updated 8/2/2017)

ppt.png ABCs of Advocacy

ppt.png CRC Training (Updated July 2018)

pdf_icon.png Strategy for Encouraging ASHRAE Member Engagement in the State Energy Program and Weatherization Assistance Program

pdf_icon.png Strategy for ASHRAE Member Engagement to Promote ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

pdf_icon.png GGAC Training Orientation


Government Advocacy Posters

pdf_icon.png Advocacy Poster

pdf_icon.png GGAC Poster

pdf_icon.png Green Build Poster

pdf_icon.png Standards Advocacy Poster


Links to Organizations and Government Agencies

Activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others involved in the built environment are spread across numerous federal agencies and affected by many organizations. The Washington Office staff has compiled a list of links of organizations and government agencies active in issues relevant to ASHRAE members.

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