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ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines Activities /
ASHRAE International Standards Activities

ASHRAE writes standards and guidelines in its fields of expertise to guide industry in the delivery of goods and services to the public. ASHRAE standards and guidelines include uniform methods of testing for rating purposes, describe recommended practices in designing and installing equipment and provide other information to guide the industry. ASHRAE has some 87 active standards and guideline project committees, addressing such broad areas as indoor air quality, thermal comfort,energy conservation in buildings, reducing refrigerant emissions, and the designation and safety classification of refrigerants.

To view the areas in which ASHRAE is active in writing standards and guidelines, see the listing for Subject Index. To view a list of titles for these standards and guidelines, see the listing for the Numeric Index. To view a list of purposes and scopes for these standards and guidelines, see the listing for Titles, Purposes and Scopes.

For current information on requests for new project committee members or announcements of public review drafts, see the listing for Standards Actions or Public Review Drafts.

For information on which standards have been selected for continuous maintenance and to obtain the form for submitting proposed changes to these documents, see How to Submit a Proposed Change to a Standard Under Continuous Maintenance.

For information on how to participate in the development or revision of ASHRAE standards and guidelines, see How Project Committee Members Are Selected.

Request application forms from the Secretary to the ASHRAE Manager of Standards (MOS) at ASHRAE, 180 Technology Parkway NW, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. Phone: 404-636-8400, Ext. 1136. Fax: 404-321-5478. E-mail:

For other methods of participation in ASHRAE standards and international standards activities, see Options to Stay Current With Standards Activities, which is useful for persons not serving on a Standard or Guideline Project Committee or U.S. Technical Advisory Committee. This page covers how to stay informed in a general fashion through the ASHRAE List Servers and ASHRAE Website.

For a listing of ASHRAE's international standards activities, see International Secretariats and U.S. TAGs Administered By ASHRAE For ANSI.

For pricing and ordering information for ASHRAE standards and guidelines, see the ASHRAE Online Bookstore. To order a hard copy of an ASHRAE standard or guideline, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (U.S. and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (Worldwide). Fax: 404-321-5478. E-mail: