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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 Announces Call for Papers for Energy Research and Development Conference
ATLANTA (Nov. 28, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for the 7th International Conference On Energy Research and Development (ICERD), Nov. 19-21, 2019 in Kuwait.

ASHRAE Leadership Addresses Canada House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources
ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2018) – Sheila J. Hayter, P.E. 2018-2019 ASHRAE president, and Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2018-2019 ASHRAE president-elect, testified before the Standing Committee on Natural Resources at the House of Commons of Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

ASHRAE and PartnersRelease 2018 International Green Construction Code
-- Groundbreaking model for buildingcodes helps municipalities save money, protect resources and increase theresilience, safety and standards of living for communities across the globe --
ATLANTA (Nov. 8,2018) – ASHRAE hasannounced the release of the 2018International Green Construction Code® (2018 IgCC®).

ASHRAE Seeks Third Round of Comments on Legionella Guideline 12
-- Those interested in commenting on the standard may do so until Dec. 17 --
ATLANTA (Nov. 2, 2018) – ASHRAE is seeking a third round of public comments on ASHRAE Guideline 12- 2000R, Proposed Revision of Guideline 12-2000 ...