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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

Registration Now Open for 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference
ATLANTA (August 1, 2019) – Registration is open for the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held Feb. 1-5

ASHRAE Seeks Papers for Fourth International Conference on Efficient Building Design
ATLANTA (July 23, 2019) – ASHRAE announced a call for papers for the Fourth International Conference on Efficient Building Design to be held Oct. 1-2, 2020, at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

ASHRAE Releases New HVAC Applications Handbook
ATLANTA (July 11, 2019) – ASHRAE announced the release of its 2019 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications.

ASHRAE Releases 2019-2024 Strategic Plan
ATLANTA (July 1, 2019) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the release of a new strategic plan to guide the society's work over the next five years.

ASHRAE Wraps Up 2019 Annual Conference
ATLANTA (June 28, 2019) – Sustainable energy, building performance and refrigeration technologies were just some of the topics of great interest to HVAC&R professionals from around the world...

ASHRAE Celebrates World Refrigeration Day
ATLANTA (June 26, 2019) – ASHRAE is celebrating the important role refrigeration and air conditioning play globally across many aspects of modern life on World Refrigeration Day, June 26.