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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 Awards More Than $113,000 to Fund 25 Undergraduate Projects
ATLANTA (May 10, 2018) – ASHRAE announced today its 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants, encompassing a group of 25 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world

ASHRAE Seeks Second Round of Public Comments for Proposed Revision to Standard on Residential Building Energy Design
ATLANTA (May 4, 2018) – ASHRAE seeks a second round of public comments on proposed revisions to BSR/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.2-2007R – Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

ASHRAE Learning Institute Announces Course Offerings for 2018 Annual Conference in Houston
ATLANTA (May 3, 2018) – The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announced that 10 courses will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2018 Annual Conference in Houston.

ASHRAE Publishes Energy Simulation-Aided Design Standard
ATLANTA (April 24, 2018) – ASHRAE published a new standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process.