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Welcome to the ASHRAE Pressroom!

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

ASHRAE's areas of expertise include:

  • energy efficiency
  • high performance buildings
  • indoor air quality
  • green building design
  • building codes and standards
  • data center air conditioning and ventilation
  • health concerns such as Legionnaire's
    disease and mold growth
  • guidance for a safe environment during
    extraordinary events

Public Relations
Allen Haynes
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 404-446-1677

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ASHRAE Consumer Center

To help educate consumers about air conditioning, energy efficiency and other issues important to ASHRAE, we have created an online consumer center. The center includes information about:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Energy efficiency in homes
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Proper humidity levels in homes

ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE Training to be Offered at Efficient Building Design Conference in Beirut
ATLANTA (July 5, 2018) – The ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence will offer two courses in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Efficient Building Design, 4–5 Oct. 2018 at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

ASHRAE Wraps Up 2018 Annual Conference
ATLANTA (June 28, 2018) – HVAC&R professionals engaged in a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experience at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Houston.

ASHRAE Introduces 2018–2019 President, Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (June 26, 2018) – ASHRAE installed its 2018–2019 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Houston, which was held June 23–27.

ASHRAE Honors and Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Dedicated Members
ATLANTA (June 23, 2018) – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry at the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 23-27, in Houston.

ASHRAE Supports Congressional Resolution Recognizing High Performance Building Week, June 11–15
ATLANTA (June 15, 2018) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the introduction of bipartisan resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives designating June 11-15, 2018 as “High Performance Building Week.”