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ASHRAE Observes High Performance Building Week, June 11–15

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  • 11 Jun 2018
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Observes High Performance Building Week, June 11–15

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (June 11, 2018) – ASHRAE commends the important role the built environment plays in providing healthy, safe, productive, and efficient spaces for working and living during High Performance Building Week, June 11–15, 2018.

High Performance Building Week was created by a coalition comprised of approximately 200 organizations to inform policymakers of the impact high performance buildings have on communities.

A week-long series of scheduled events will support the development of innovative policies and legislation to improve resiliency, workforce development, energy and water efficiency. Success stories of organizations, industries and individuals committed to achieving high performance buildings will be highlighted during the week.

“The building industry clearly recognizes how energy availability, cost and environmental impact is driving change in the way we design, construct and operate buildings,” says 2017–18 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “The discussions taking place during High Performance Building Week will ultimately lead to the development of more sustainable infrastructures and innovations that will improve the quality of our lives and produce a more sustainable world for future generations.”

High Performance Building Week events in Washington, D.C. are as follows:

Congressional Briefing: Building the Industry of the Future - Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

High Performance Building Coalition Day on the Hill
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Coalition members are taking to Capitol Hill to meet with High Performance Building Congressional Caucus members and their staff.  

Congressional Reception
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Congressional Briefing: Standards - Tools for Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Please visit the High Performance Building Week page on for more information, including a draft proclamation and video or contact

Join the dialogue online: #HPBWeek2018

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at