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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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ASHRAE Publishes Revised Standard on Ventilation in Health Care Facilities

Dec 30, 2013
ATLANTA—In some sense, designers of health care facilities must follow the same creed as health care professionals: to first do no harm. A newly revised standard for ventilation of health care facilities, can help designers by providing the minimum requirements for the design of ventilation s...

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference

Dec 17, 2013
ATLANTA – Presentations are being sought for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies. Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference will tak...

ASHRAE Offers First Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Guideline for Commissioning Existing Systems, Assemblies

Dec 16, 2013
ATLANTA – With functional changes and occupant productivity driving the need to commission existing facilities, ASHRAE is developing a guideline that addresses the commissioning process. The guideline is now open for public input. ASHRAE Guideline 0.2P, The Commissioning Process for Exi...

Registration Open for ASHRAE’s Hot Climate Conference in Qatar

Dec 12, 2013
ATLANTA—Registration is now open for the first International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, which examines the latest research and energy efficiency technology in high ambient temperature climates. Organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar...

ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard

Dec 11, 2013
ATLANTA – Major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable spaces are included in a newly published 2013 standard from ASHRAE. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consol...

Low Energy vs. Good Indoor Environment Quality: Working To Achieve Both in Homes

Dec 10, 2013
2014 Winter Conference ATLANTA – In one corner, we have good indoor environment quality. In the other corner, we have energy efficiency. Do designers have to battle it out between the two or can they coexist peacefully? Striking a balance between good indoor environmental quality and ener...

Importance of Building Performance Illustrated by ASHRAE Certification Program

Dec 5, 2013
2014 Winter Conference ATLANTA – Starting out on the right step in the design, construction and operation of buildings to ensure optimum building performance is crucial. One way ASHRAE is working to improve performance, of both people and buildings, is through its certification program. ...

ASHRAE Announces Technology Award Recipients

Dec 3, 2013
ATLANTA – A net zero facility, a historic building, a cheese factory, a residence, a college building and an agriscience farm are being recognized by ASHRAE as innovative buildings. The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied ...

Papers Sought for International Conference on Efficient Building Design

Nov 26, 2013
ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on research in building design and system technologies for energy efficiency. Organized by ASHRAE, the American University of Beirut and the ASHRAE Lebanon Chapter, the International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials ...

ASHRAE Seeking Comments on Proposed Data Center Energy Standard

Nov 25, 2013
ATLANTA—High plug loads and rapidly advancing IT technology make data center applications significantly different from their commercial building counterparts. A purposed standard from ASHRAE that specifically addresses the unique energy requirements of data centers is open for advisory public...

ASHRAE Joins Effort to Promote Better Prepared Workforce

Nov 19, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has accepted an invitation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to join an effort that will improve building performance through a better prepared workforce. The goal is to advance the skill sets of engineers and other professionals involved in building design, opera...

ASHRAE Technical Program Reaches for the Sky with Focus on Tall Buildings

Nov 11, 2013
2014 Winter Conference  ATLANTA – Lessons learned in the design, construction and operation of tall buildings can be applied to buildings of all sizes and stories. A mini-conference on tall buildings is featured in the Technical Program at ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference, Jan....

Learn More about Requirements of 2013 ASHRAE Standards at Learning Institute Courses

Nov 6, 2013
ASHRAE 2014 Winter ATLANTA – With new versions of ASHRAE’s energy, indoor air quality and thermal comfort standards being published this year, users face new requirements. Courses addressing the updates in those standards are featured at ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference, Jan....

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Call for Presenters

Nov 1, 2013
Call for Papers Extended to Nov. 12 ATLANTA – The 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., has announced a call for presenters.  This new joint, co-sponsored conference encompasses the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences...

ASHRAE, IAQA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Oct 31, 2013
ATLANTA – Through a memorandum of understanding, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are working together to promote better indoor air quality in the built environment. The agreement was signed on Oct. 15, 2013, during ASHRAE’s IAQ 2013 Conference held in Vancouv...

Building Energy Disclosure Session Offered by ASHRAE at AHR Expo

Oct 29, 2013
ATLANTA – Disclosure requirements and transparency through programs such as fuel efficiency in automobiles and calorie labeling in restaurants have been shown to shift producer and consumer behavior. The same principles are also being applied to building energy use, where energy use r...

ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of IAQ Standard

Oct 24, 2013
ATLANTA – The 2013 version of ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard contains several revisions to help users better meet its requirements. Newly published, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, sets minimum ventilation rates and other requir...

ASHRAE New York Tech Program Puts Special Focus on Tall Buildings, International Design, Building Performance

Oct 22, 2013
ATLANTA—It’s only appropriate that in a city known for skyscrapers—home to nearly 600—that the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference Technical Program puts a special focus on the design, development and operation of tall buildings when it visits New York City, Jan. 18-22. "The...

ASHRAE/IES Publish 2013 Energy Standard: Changes for Envelope, Lighting, Mechanical Sections

Oct 9, 2013
ATLANTA –  Major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget are contained in the newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residenti...

ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to New York City for 2014 Winter Conference

Oct 8, 2013
ATLANTA— New York City’s iconic skyline serves as the perfect backdrop for the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference. With a special focus on the design, development and operation of tall buildings, the Conference’s Technical Program examines themes relevant to NYC, as well as the ba...

ASHRAE/IES Publish First Standard Focused on Commissioning Process

Sep 26, 2013
ATLANTA – A newly published standard focused on the commissioning process will help ensure a fully functional, fine-tuned facility. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and system...

Industry Reaps the Benefits of ASHRAE Scholarships

Sep 23, 2013
ATLANTA - "The ASHRAE scholarship program is making a difference in the lives of the outstanding students that it touches." That’s according to David Meredith, chair of the ASHRAE Scholarship Trustees on awarding $106,000 in scholarship money for the 2013-2014 academic year. &"When I l...

ASHRAE Seeks Presenters, Posters for HPB 2014 Conference

Sep 18, 2013
ATLANTA – Presenters and posters are being sought for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif. Abstracts for presentations are due Oct. 25, 2013, while poster PDFs are due Feb. 21, 2014. Addit...

Media statement from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International (ASTM) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) regarding lawsuit against Public.Resource.org

Sep 11, 2013
MEDIA STATEMENT For immediate release August 6, 2013 Media statement from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International (ASTM) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) regarding lawsuit against Public.Resource.org Three standards d...

Students Showcase Sustainable, Innovative Practices as Part of Design Competition

Sep 4, 2013
ATLANTA—This year, in addition to the Student Design Competition, ASHRAE asked students to think outside the box with the new Applied Engineering Challenge, which invited students to design a portable refrigeration unit. The Applied Engineering Challenge is part of the charge from Pres...

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announced

Aug 26, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a joint conference that merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. The joint conference, entitled 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., currently has a call for papers. &"...

High-Performing Buildings: Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Must Go Hand in Hand

Aug 20, 2013
ATLANTA – Finding the balance between environmental health and energy efficiency in the pursuit of low energy buildings is examined in a paper at the upcoming ASHRAE IAQ 2013, setting the tone for discussion for the entire conference. &"Neglecting indoor air quality while pursuing other go...

ASHRAE Announces 2013-14 Conference Lineup

Aug 13, 2013
ATLANTA—Mark your calendars now because ASHRAE’s conference schedule for 2013-2014 is widespread in both dates and global reach. ASHRAE conferences present the latest developments in the industry and fundamental tried and true practices. Topics range from high performance buildin...

ASHRAE Announces New High Performance Buildings Conference

Aug 9, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced its next High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.  Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the Conference seek...

ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Explores Building Occupants, Comfort and Energy Use

Aug 6, 2013
ATLANTA – The question of how much energy occupants expend in offices and how that impacts their personal comfort is being explored through a grant from ASHRAE. Better tools for quantifying the comfort and behavior of building occupants as an integral part of the building design and operat...

ASHRAE Awards First Innovative Research Grants

Aug 1, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has awarded projects at Purdue University and Oklahoma State University with its newly created research grant, which provides funding for research having the potential to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in HVAC&R. The ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant carries a ...

ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers

Jul 29, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named eight new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry. This marks the 14th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 1,600 lectures given since ...

New Course on Commercial Building Energy Audits Offered by ASHRAE in Fall Online Course Series

Jul 23, 2013
ATLANTA – Given the tremendous growth in emphasis on energy efficiency in existing buildings, private markets are looking for cost-effective investments to make in buildings. Energy efficiency represents an excellent opportunity to provide great returns while helping the environment, and ...

ASHRAE Extends Paper Deadline for "Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies" Conference

Jul 15, 2013
ATLANTA – The call for papers for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies has been extended until Aug. 16. Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the &"Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economie...

Advanced Energy Design Guides Hit Half-Million Circulation Mark

Jul 10, 2013
ATLANTA – Since being introduced eight years ago to encourage energy efficient design in a range of building types, the Advanced Energy Design Guide series from ASHRAE and partnering organizations has hit the half-million circulation mark. More than 500,000 copies of the books have been d...

High Attendance, Free Resources for Professionals Highlight of ASHRAE Annual Conference

Jul 3, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE wrapped up its Annual Conference with record breaking attendance and some major announcements, including the launch of a new online discussion platform, a milestone related to the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) and a free download of its IAQ Guide. The Conference, h...

New Publication Provides Design Guidance on District Cooling Systems

Jul 1, 2013
ATLANTA – A newly published book from ASHRAE provides design guidance for all major aspects of district cooling systems. District Cooling Guide includes guidance on central chiller plants, chilled-water distribution systems and consumer interconnection.  District cooling systems ar...

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality Encouraged Through Free Download of IAQ Guide

Jun 25, 2013
ATLANTA – To promote good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings, ASHRAE is making available for free a guide for achieving enhanced IAQ. The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning provides strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies...

ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors

Jun 24, 2013
DENVER – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2013-14 at its Annual Meeting held here June 22-26. The new president is William P. &"Bill” Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASME Fellow, a professor of Architectural Engineering and director of the Indoor Environment...

Outstanding Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE’s Annual Conference

Jun 22, 2013
NOTE: PHOTOS OF AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE FOR CHAPTER NEWSLETTERS DENVER—One hundred nineteen people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference held here June 22...

ASHRAE Launches Online Discussion Platform

Jun 22, 2013
DENVER – Looking to exchange information with your peers about your latest project? Then visit the new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform. Through ASHRAExCHANGE, the Society is providing both ASHRAE members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion ...

New Publication Provides Design, Construction, Operation of Underfloor Air Distribution Systems

Jun 21, 2013
ATLANTA – With use of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems increasing in commercial and institutional buildings in North America, ASHRAE has published a new comprehensive guide on their design, construction and operation. The newly published UFAD Guide: Design, Construction and Operati...

Updated Heat Gain, Weather Data Latest Additions to ASHRAE Handbook

Jun 12, 2013
ATLANTA—Outdated internal equipment heat gain data can result in oversized systems and higher operating costs, yet it is one of the most difficult areas for engineers to define. To assist the building environment industry in defining these loads and designing more cost-efficient system...

Tech Program Includes New Research Summit and New Integrated Project Delivery Mini-Conference

Jun 4, 2013
ATLANTA—The ASHRAE Technical Program at the 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., shares high-level concepts and rock-solid applications on what’s new in the building industry. Beginning Sunday, June 23, the Tech Program kicks off a new format: special hour-long interactive se...

Call for Papers for ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference

May 29, 2013
2nd Annual Research Summit Presented  ATLANTA — ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., June 28-July 2, 2014. The Conference addresses broad topics in the application of technology to practice, specific applications in ground source heat pumps, O&...

Building Energy Labeling Program Expanded

May 23, 2013
ATLANTA— A building energy labeling program that allows the industry to zero in on opportunities to lower building operating cost and make informed decisions to increase value has been expanded to include an As Designed label. The program is now two labels in one: an As Designed label tha...

ASHRAE Seeks Papers for "Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies" Conference

May 20, 2013
ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies. Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the &"Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies” Conference will ta...

Proposed Systems Manual Guideline Open for Public Review

May 7, 2013
ATLANTA – A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment. Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, provides procedures for produci...

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Required, Default Leakage Rate Removed in New ASHRAE Residential IAQ Standard

Apr 29, 2013
ATLANTA – The newly published 2013 version of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard removes the default leakage rate assumption and also requires carbon monoxide alarms. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential B...

The Sky's the Limit at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Denver

Apr 23, 2013
ATLANTA— ASHRAE helps you rise above it all in the Mile-High City. Join the Society in Denver, Colo., June 22-26, to elevate your career to new heights with its technical program, learning courses, technical tours and opportunities to network. The Technical Program kicks off early Sunday...

ASHRAE Expands Jobs Opportunity Board

Apr 16, 2013
ATLANTA – ASHRAE members now have increased opportunities to find jobs within their chosen field under an expanded jobs board. The expansion between ASHRAE and BirdDog, which have worked together since 2009 to provide job board support at www.ASHRAEjobs.com, will make it easier for employe...

ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

Apr 9, 2013
ATLANTA – Health care HVAC systems serve facilities in which the population is uniquely vulnerable and exposed to elevated risks of health, fire and safety hazard. These heavily regulated, high-stakes facilities undergo continuous maintenance, verification, inspection and recertification, ...

26 Proposed Addenda to ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard Open for Public Comment

Mar 28, 2013
ATLANTA – With the 2013 version of the ASHRAE/IES energy standard scheduled for publication later this year, many changes are being proposed to strengthen its requirements. As such, 26 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Res...

Registration for Annual Free ASHRAE Webcast Now Open

Mar 18, 2013
ATLANTA - Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, &"Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice.” Register at www.ashrae.org/ABEPwebcast to benefit from this free webcast. The webcast takes place April 18, 2013, from 1– 4 p.m. EDT. It w...

New BACnet Standard Published with Significant Improvements to Alarm Handling

Mar 14, 2013
ATLANTA – Changes to the newly published BACnet standard from ASHRAE will encourage smart lighting controls and other building automation controls systems. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, allows buil...