ASHRAE standards encourage a more sustainable world

May 24, 2019

With today’s intense focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, ASHRAE plays a key role in advancing sustainable technology in the built environment by setting standards and guidelines for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration design and operations practices around the world. Formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE is a go-to resource, with more than 200 standards and guidelines. It’s 57,000 members include building system design and industrial process professionals from more than 140 countries.

ASHRAE introduced its research program in 1912. Today, it supports more than 70 research projects that address energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, alternative technologies, and numerous other topics. More than 100 technical committees drive the organization’s research initiatives, develop standards and write the well-referenced ASHAE Handbook. First introduced in 1922. ASHRAE’s Handbook provides important reference data on heating and ventilating for engineers, architects and contractors.

ASHRAE also supports engineering education for undergraduate students and research projects for graduate engineering students and new post-doctoral scholars. Its Learning Institute offers a wide variety of e-learning courses, seminars, short courses and self-directed learning opportunities.

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