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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

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Karen Buckley Washington
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Email: kbwashington@ashrae.org

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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 2022 Student Design Competition Winners
ATLANTA (August 2, 2022) ASHRAE announced the winners of 2022 ASHRAE Student Design Competition and The Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge. The competitions recognize outstanding student design projects, promote teamwork and allow students to apply their practical design knowledge of energy-efficient HVAC systems.

2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference To Focus on Better Buildings, Less Carbon
ATLANTA (July 15, 2022) – The 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild will bring attention to carbon reduction strategies through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle.

ASHRAE Commits to Broad Building Decarbonization Initiatives in New Position Document
ATLANTA (July 12, 2022) – ASHRAE issued a position document on building decarbonization and its role on mitigating the negative carbon impact of buildings on the environment.

ASHRAE Wraps Up Annual Conference In Toronto
ATLANTA (July 1, 2022) – From changes to buildings created by the pandemic to decarbonization, the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Toronto offered an exchange of knowledge to direct the future of the global built environment.

ASHRAE Welcomes 2022-23 President, Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (June 27, 2022) – ASHRAE is pleased to introduce its 2022-23 Society president, executive committee officers and directors. Farooq Mehboob, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, will serve as the 2022-23 Society president. During his inaugural presidential address, Mehboob introduce the theme for the 2022-23 Society Year, “Securing Our Future.”

ASHRAE Recognizes the Extraordinary Contributions of Members at the 2022 Annual Conference
ATLANTA (June 26, 2022) – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the built environment industry during an Honors and Awards program at the 2022 Annual Conference in Toronto.

ASHRAE and DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sign Renewed MOU Agreement
ATLANTA (June 23, 2022) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to further their long-term relationship.

ASHRAE To Observe World Refrigeration Day
ATLANTA (June 21, 2022) – On June 26, ASHRAE, along with government and industry organizations, will highlight the impact of refrigeration technologies on everyday life by observing World Refrigeration Day. World Refrigeration Day is an international initiative that raises the awareness of cooling’s benefits and inspires development and adoption of innovative and sustainable cooling solutions.

ASHRAE Announces Technical Program For Annual Conference in Toronto
ATLANTA (May 13, 2022) – ASHRAE has released is technical program and safety protocol for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 25-29 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. The full conference schedule is now available online and in the ASHRAE 365 app, and registration is open at ashrae.org/2022annual.

ASHRAE Supported Follow Up Report on IAQ In Schools Released
ATLANTA (May 5, 2022) – ASHRAE provided technical support for a newly released report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), detailing how school districts around the country have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Advanced Energy Design Guide for Multifamily Buildings Available
ATLANTA (April 22, 2022) – A new design guide is now available from industry leading organizations to help contractors and designers develop a viable plan for attaining zero energy multifamily buildings.

ASHRAE Joins Initiative to Support Opportunities for Women in the Cooling Sector
ATLANTA (April 18, 2022) – ASHRAE, along with other key international organizations, has launched an initiative to advance career opportunities for women in the cooling sector.

Registration Is Open for 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Toronto
ATLANTA (March 24, 2022) – Registration is now open for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 25-29 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto.

ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2023 Winter Conference in Atlanta
ATLANTA (March 10, 2022) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia February 4 - 8, 2023, at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center.

Call for Abstracts Announced for ASHRAE’s Building Decarbonization Conference
ATLANTA (March 4, 2022) – ASHRAE has announced a call for abstracts for its International Building Decarbonization 2022 Conference to be held in Athens, Greece, October 6-7, 2022.

ASHRAE Applauds Legislation that Protects Copyrights
ATLANTA (February 23, 2022) – ASHRAE, along with other standards development organizations (SDOs), affirmed legislation for copyright protection of codes and standards adopted or incorporated by reference as long as they are available on a publicly accessible website for viewing.

ASHRAE Issues Call for Abstracts for 2023 HVAC Cold Climate Conference
ATLANTA (February 22, 2022) – Abstracts are being accepting for the ASHRAE and SCANVAC HVAC Cold Climate Conference 2023, to be held in Anchorage, Alaska, March 6 – 8, 2023, at the Marriott Anchorage Downtown.

ASHRAE Wraps Up First Hybrid Winter Conference and a Successful AHR Expo in Las Vegas
ATLANTA (February 4, 2022) – More than 2,800 HVACR industry professionals, building systems engineers, architects, contractors and students, gathered in Las Vegas and virtually from January 29 – February 2 for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference.

ASHRAE Announces Nominees for 2022-23 Slate of Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (January 31, 2022) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce its nominees for the 2022-23 slate of officers and directors. Nominations for officers and directors were made by the ASHRAE Nominating Committee from a list recommended by individual members and from Chapters Regional Conferences.

ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Members at the 2022 Winter Conference
ATLANTA (January 30, 2022) – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the built environment industry during its 2022 Winter Conference in Las Vegas.

ASHRAE Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters Building
ATLANTA (November 18, 2021) – ASHRAE today formally opened its new global headquarters building, following a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by its board of directors, top building campaign donors, elected officials and local guests.

ASHRAE Addresses Climate Change Solutions at UN’s COP26
ATLANTA (November 11, 2021) – ASHRAE was represented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, held from October 31-November 12.

ASHRAE Global Headquarters Reaches ‘Fully’ Net-Zero-Energy Milestone
ATLANTA (October 22, 2021) – ASHRAE's new global headquarters will operate at net-zero-energy (NZE) performance following the recent installation of a large photovoltaic (PV) system.

ASHRAE, AABC, ACG and EMA Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (October 1, 2021) – ASHRAE, the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) and the Energy Management Association (EMA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas Offers In-Person and Virtual Registration
ATLANTA (September 20, 2021) – Registration is now open for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 29 – February 2. Registration for the conference provides entry to the co-sponsored AHR Expo, held January 31 – February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2022 Annual Conference in Toronto
ATLANTA (August 16, 2021) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 25- 29, 2022, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

2021 ASHRAE Student Design Competition Winners Are Announced
ATLANTA (August 5, 2021) – The winners of 2021 ASHRAE Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge were announced. The competitions encourage students to become involved in the design of energy-efficient HVAC systems.

ASHRAE Awards 2021-22 Society Scholarships
ATLANTA (August 3, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the recipients of ASHRAE’s Society Scholarships for 2021-2022. The Society awarded 33 scholarships totaling $174,000.

Registration Open for Hybrid 2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference
ATLANTA (July 15, 2021) – Registration is now open for 2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference in Denver, CO, November 10 -12. This will be ASHRAE’s first hybrid conference, where virtual attendees will have access to live sessions, participate in speaker Q&A as well as interact with both virtual and in-person conference attendees.

ASHRAE Publishes Customized Version of Standard 100 to Support Building Energy Performance in Washington State
ATLANTA (July 9, 2021) – Washington state is providing assistance to eligible building owners that comply with energy performance standards in advance of mandatory deadlines. Early compliance will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy consumption, which also will save operating costs.

ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
ATLANTA (July 1, 2021) – ASHRAE hosted its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference June 28-30, which saw 970 virtual global registrants, exploring topics related to critical environments, building operation and maintenance, and plant and animal environments.

ASHRAE Introduces 2021-22 President, Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (June 30, 2021) – ASHRAE is pleased to introduce its 2021-22 Society president, executive committee officers and directors.

ASHRAE Members Recognized for Professional and Society Achievements
ATLANTA (June 29, 2021) – ASHRAE is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

ASHRAE Releases Standard 62.1 User’s Manual
ATLANTA (June 21, 2021) – ASHRAE has released the 2019 edition of the Standard 62.1 User’s Manual. The latest 62.1 User’s Manual focuses on ASHRAE’s primary ventilation standard, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019.

ASHRAE Present Co-Organized World Refrigeration Day Webinars
ATLANTA (June 18, 2021) – ASHRAE will present two co-organized webinars to mark the observation of World Refrigeration Day 2021. World Refrigeration Day, June 26, is an international awareness day to celebrate applications of refrigeration technology and its impact on the quality of life.

ASHRAE Participates in High Performance Buildings Coalition Congressional Event
ATLANTA (June 9, 2021) – In recognition of High Performance Building Week, 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E spoke on a panel titled Building Better: Congressional and Private Sector Efforts to Promote High Performance Buildings.

Technical Program Now Available for 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference
ATLANTA (June 3, 2021) – The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference technical program is now available, with sessions running from June 28-30.

ASHRAE and IUVA Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (May 12, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Health Care Facility Ventilation Standard
ATLANTA (May 11, 2021) –ASHRAE has released an updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The standard offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of health care facilities.

Registration Opens For 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference
ATLANTA (May 3, 2021) –Featuring new and expanded offerings in current practices and updates on research, the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference will be held June 28-30, 2021. Registration is now open.

ASHRAE Supports USGBC IAQ Schools Survey and Report
ATLANTA (April 29, 2021) –With technical support from ASHRAE, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBS) published a new report on indoor air quality (IAQ) measures that schools have taken in response to the pandemic.

ASHRAE Launches Vision 2030 Webpage
ATLANTA (April 27, 2021) –As technology continues to improve every aspect of the built environment, ASHRAE’s Vision 2030 is committed to leading, serving, and providing all professionals in the buildings industry with the resources and knowledge to continually drive the innovative and strategic improvements needed during the revolution of the built environment.

ASHRAE and UN Environment Programme Launch Three-Year Workplan
ATLANTA (April 15, 2021) – ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the launch of its 2021-23 workplan. The workplan’s theme is “Refrigeration Management for Developing Economies” and was signed by Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., 2020-21 ASHRAE President and James S. Curlin, Acting Head of UNEP OzonAction Programme.

ASHRAE Global Training Center Offers Healthcare Design and Data Center Training
ATLANTA (April 7, 2021) – The ASHRAE Global Training Center will offer two courses to address the rapidly evolving needs of healthcare facilities and data centers.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Airborne Transmission Guidance
ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force released an updated, unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings.

ASHRAE To Host Tech Hour on Commissioning of New and Existing Buildings
ATLANTA (April 1, 2021) – ASHRAE announced the launch of its third Tech Hour video. ASHRAE Tech Hour provides relevant technical content in the form of one-hour videos to members and interested individuals through the ASHRAE 365 app.

ASHRAE and ICC Release 2018 IgCC User’s Manual
ATLANTA (March 30, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) have announced the release of the 2018 International Green Construction Code® (IgCC®) User’s Manual. The User’s Manual is a joint initiative of the ICC and ASHRAE.

Call for Abstracts Announced for 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas
ATLANTA (March 26, 2021) – Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29 – February 2, 2022, at Caesars Palace.

ASHRAE and IAPMO To Co-Publish Water Efficiency Document
ATLANTA (March 18, 2021) – ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) announced an agreement to co-publish a document to address water efficiency in buildings.

New ASHRAE Course Offered on Reopening Universities and Managing HVAC Systems
ATLANTA (March 8, 2021) – ASHRAE is offering a new course to address the vulnerabilities in the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems in universities exposed by the pandemic.

ASHRAE Global Training Expands HVAC Design Web-Training Series
ATLANTA (March 5, 2021) – The ASHRAE Global training Center has expanded its registration for HVAC Design Web-Training series. The training is comprising of two HVAC Design courses; HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials (MENA) and HVAC Design: Level II – Applications (MENA).

ASHRAE Forms Task Force for Building Decarbonization
ATLANTA (March 3, 2021) – ASHRAE recently formed a task force to address climate change through responsible decarbonization strategies for the built environment. The ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) has been established to develop technical resources and provide leadership and guidance in mitigating the negative carbon impact of buildings on the environment and the inhabitants of our planet.

ASHRAE and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) – ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE 2021 Annual Conference To Be Held Virtually
ATLANTA (February 16, 2021) – ASHRAE announced that its 2021 Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Phoenix, will now take place virtually. Designed to provide the latest insights from industry leading expert in the built environment, the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference will provide focused, actionable and innovative content to support HVAC&R and building systems professionals.

ASHRAE Wraps Up Successful Virtual Winter Conference
ATLANTA (February 15, 2021) – The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference concluded with more than 1,800 people in attendance over three and a half days and presentations from industry thought leaders from around the world.

ASHRAE Recognizes Members for Outstanding Industry Accomplishments
ATLANTA (February 12, 2021) – ASHRAE is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Honors and awards were presented during the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, February 9-11.

ASHRAE Announces Nominees for 2021-22 Slate of Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (February 5, 2021) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce its nominees for the 2021-22 slate of officers and directors. Nominations for officers and directors were made by the ASHRAE Nominating Committee from a list recommended by individual members and from Chapters Regional Conferences.

ASHRAE Provides Testimony at Congressional Hearing on COVID-19 Safety
ATLANTA (February 4, 2021) – ASHRAE is slated to provide witness testimony in a congressional hearing on COVID-19 risks and response in transportation systems, held by the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Thursday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. The full hearing can be viewed at this link on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure website.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Building Readiness Guide
ATLANTA (February 2, 2021) – “The Building Readiness Guide includes additional information and clarifications to assist designers and commissioning providers in performing pre- or post-occupancy flush calculations to reduce the time and energy to clear spaces of contaminants between occupancy periods,” said Wade Conlan, ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Building Readiness team lead.

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference
ATLANTA (January 29, 2021) – ASHRAE has announced a call for presentations for the 2021 Building Performance Analysis Conference to be held September 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The theme for the conference is “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings”.

ASHRAE’s Virtual Winter Conference Offer Robust Technical Program
ATLANTA (January 15, 2021) – A full technical program, featuring more than 120 sessions will be presented at the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, running from February 9-12. The technical program includes 8 tracks compromised of 40 live sessions (most with live Q&A) and 80+ on-demand sessions, with many addressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance
ATLANTA (January 14, 2021) – The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new guidance to address control of airborne infectious aerosol exposure and recommendations for communities of faith buildings.

ASHRAE Learning Institute Opens Registration for Spring Online Courses
ATLANTA (January 8, 2021) – ASHRAE Learning Institute announced that registration is open for its 2021 Spring online instructor-led course series. The 16 online offerings, including eight new courses, run from January through June.

ASHRAE and CIBSE Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement
ATLANTA (December 15, 2020) – ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

ASHRAE Global Training Offers HVAC Design Web-Training Series
ATLANTA (December 14, 2020) – Registration is now open for HVAC Design training through the ASHRAE Global Training Center.

ASHRAE and NASEO Sign Memorandum of Understanding
ATLANTA (December 3, 2020) – ASHRAE and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference Registration Is Open
ATLANTA (December 1, 2020) – Registration is now open for the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, February 9-11, 2021. The convenient online format of the conference will allow for global participation with a group of the world’s leading presenters delivering timely and useful industry content.

New Alternative Care Site Guidebook Available to Help Respond to the Rising Need for Hospital Beds due to COVID-19
ATLANTA (November 20, 2020) – Guidebook Developed by a Joint Task Force Established by the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ASHRAE Learning Institute Releases New HVAC Design Training Schedule
ATLANTA (November 16, 2020) – Registration is now open for HVAC Design and Operations training through ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). The training will run from December 2020 through June 2021.

ASHRAE Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Global Headquarters In Metro Atlanta
ATLANTA (November 5, 2020) – ASHRAE, a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment, announced a move to its new global headquarters ...

ASHRAE Recognizes 2020 LowDown Showdown Modeling Challenge Teams
ATLANTA (October 19, 2020) – The competition was held virtually for the first time in conjunction with the virtual 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

ASHRAE Announces 2021 AHR Expo Has Been Cancelled
ATLANTA (October 15, 2020) – ASHRAE has announced that the 2021 AHR Expo originally scheduled to be held January 25-27, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL has been cancelled. ASHRAE worked alongside AHRI and Show Management to explore every possibility that could lead to hosting an in-person event, but unfortunately, the pandemic continues to present challenges and unpredictable variables.

ASHRAE Introduces Remote Online Proctored Exams
ATLANTA (October 14, 2020) – ASHRAE launches Remote Online Proctored examination as a safe, secure and convenient certification exam delivery mode. ASHRAE candidates are now able to schedule and sit for a certification exam from their home or office.

ASHRAE Announces 2020-21 Society Scholarship Recipients
ATLANTA (October 5, 2020) – ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 30 Society scholarships, totaling $167,000, for the 2020-21 academic year.

Technical Bulletin on Edge Computing Design and Operation
ATLANTA (September 25, 2020) – ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment) has addressed the unanticipated risks associated with edge computing design and operation through a new technical bulletin, “Edge Computing: Considerations for Reliable Operation.”

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