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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
Karen Buckley Washington
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 404-636-8400

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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 and IIR Establish New Definitions of Five Refrigeration Keywords
ATLANTA (Apr. 11, 2019) – ASHRAE and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) announced the establishment of new definitions for five refrigeration keywords.

ASHRAE to Continue Development of Building Water Management Standard
ATLANTA (April 2, 2019) – ASHRAE announced its intent to continue development of a standard to establish safe management ...

CROSQ Releases New Energy Efficiency Standards Developed in Collaboration with the International Code Council and ASHRAE
ATLANTA (Mar. 21, 2019) – The International Code Council, ASHRAE and others announced today the release of new standards for energy efficient buildings ...

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2020 Webcast
ATLANTA (March 14, 2019) – ASHRAE has announced a call for three presenters to share knowledge about the effects of humidity