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Member Resources: Advocacy Toolkit

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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 outreach efforts. 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.

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Resources | Contact Members of Congress | Links to Government Agencies | Become a Champion | WISE Program
| Government Affairs Committee | Frequently Asked Questions
ASHRAE's Positions and Resources | Government Affairs Impact Brochures | UNEP Refrigerant Resources

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Government Outreach Days - SY 2018-2019

This society year, ASHRAE chapters from across North America connected with their state and local lawmakers as part of ASHRAE's groundbreaking Government Outreach Day program. Plan your own event at ashrae.org/govoutreach

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Contacting U.S. Members of Congress

U.S. Representatives

Find your U.S. Representative

Contact Information for your U.S. Representative

U.S. Senators

Find your U.S. Senator

Contact Information for your U.S. Senator


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

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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.

Become an ASHRAE Champion

This is a key period for ASHRAE, engaging with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government on a global basis. It is vital that a network of active engineer-advocates exists worldwide to impress upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically – and create a sustainable built environment.

Know an ASHRAE Champion? ASHRAE recognizes a member or team of members annually who excel in government advocacy at the Chapter level. Nominate that ASHRAE member or team today by using the application for the Government Advocacy Award found below:


More Information About the Award

Government Affairs Office Programs

Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE)

Government Affairs Committee

Committee responsibilities, minutes, governing documents:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get involved with my local government?
    Contact your GAC Chapter Chair for more information about local activities.
  2. How do I get involved with ASHRAE-related International Government Affairs?
    Please reference the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance for additional global societies and resources.
  3. Where do I sign-up for ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates?
    Sign up for the bi-weekly enewsletter. You can also access archived ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates.
  4. What are ASHRAE’s views on public policies and political issues?
    Read ASHRAE’s Public Policy Resources for more information.
  5. Where do I find information about energy efficiency policies for public buildings?
    Please visit www.BuildingRating.org to research jurisdictions and compare policies across the globe.
  6. To comply with energy efficiency policies, does ASHRAE offer an energy performance program for buildings?
    Yes, ASHRAE offers an energy performance tool for buildings called BuildingEQ.
  7. How do I get in touch with State Engineer Licensing Board members?
    Please reference ncees.org/licensing-boards for state website and contact information.
  8. What are the state incentives for renewable and energy efficient technologies?
    Please see www.dsireusa.org to find policies and incentives by state.

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