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ASHRAE’s Government Affairs staff has developed numerous resources to assist individual members and chapters to participate in both federal and state government. It is recommended that members and chapter leadership familiarize themselves with the legislative and regulatory process and the current issues ASHRAE is tracking. You may also wish to subscribe to the Government Affairs Updates, a bi-weekly e-mail featuring news and information on activities of interest to ASHRAE members. Tips for contacting your elected officials also are included on this page.

ASHRAE’s Positions and Resources

pdf_icon.png 2018–19 Public Policy Priorities

Letters and Testimony Sent to Policymakers

ASHRAE Position Documents

ASHRAE Public Policy Issue Briefs

Widely Used Standards

Standards Referenced in Code

ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines

ASHRAE Papers, Articles, Reports, and Seminar Recordings


Resource Files


Be Informed

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Sign-in to ASHRAE’s bill tracker to learn about current federal and state bills. (Must be a member to sign in). Interested in a specific issue?

Reference ASHRAE’s position on the topic and seek out a representative who shares similar views.

Questions about ASHRAE's Government Affairs Office and how they can help you? Email us at GovAffairs@ashrae.org

Find a Representative

Find a Rep

Once you are  signed in, ASHRAE’s bill tracker provides contact information for your local representatives. You can also find your US Representative or US Senator.

Take it one step further by introducing yourself as a representative of ASHRAE and begin explaining your stance.

Take Action

Take Action

ASHRAE’s bill tracker allows you to write or call your Congressional and State representatives. In addition, submit your comments about the bill and share it with your peers. Once you’ve made contact with your representative, create a strategy with your local ASHRAE Chapter members.

If your efforts gain traction, begin planning a “Day on the Hill.”

BillTrack50 Training Modules

To learn how you can use this new member benefit, check out these YouTube training modules:


Contacting U.S. Members of Congress

U.S. Representatives

Find your U.S. Representative

Contact Information for your U.S. Representative

U.S. Senators

Find your U.S. Senator

Contact Information for your U.S. Senator

Tips

pdf_icon.png Tips on Phoning, Writing or E-mailing Legislators

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Links to Organizations and Government Agencies

Activities of interest to ASHRAE members and others involved in the built environment are spread across numerous federal agencies and affected by many organizations. The Washington Office staff has compiled a list of links of organizations and government agencies active in issues relevant to ASHRAE members.


What Grinds My Gears?

Please share a few words about issues you care about. Tell us what government affairs/public policy issues you are interested and/or would like to be involved in or any pressing issues you feel ASHRAE should be involved in.

Share My Views


Become an ASHRAE Champion

This is a key period for ASHRAE, engaging with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government on a global basis. It is vital that a network of active engineer-advocates exists worldwide to impress upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically – and create a sustainable built environment.

Know an ASHRAE Champion? ASHRAE recognizes a member or team of members annually who excel in government advocacy at the Chapter level. Nominate that ASHRAE member or team today by using the application for the Grassroots Government Advocacy Award found below:

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More Information About the Award


Government Affairs Office Programs

Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE)


Government Affairs Committee

Committee responsibilities, minutes, governing documents:

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get involved with my local government?
    Contact your GAC Chapter Chair for more information about local activities.
  2. How do I get involved with ASHRAE-related International Government Affairs?
    Please reference the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance for additional global societies and resources.
  3. Where do I sign-up for ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates?
    Sign up for the bi-weekly enewsletter. You can also access archived ASHRAE Government Affairs Updates.
  4. What are ASHRAE’s views on public policies and political issues?
    Read ASHRAE’s Public Policy Resources for more information.
  5. Where do I find information about energy efficiency policies for public buildings?
    Please visit www.BuildingRating.org to research jurisdictions and compare policies across the globe.
  6. To comply with energy efficiency policies, does ASHRAE offer an energy performance program for buildings?
    Yes, ASHRAE offers an energy performance tool for buildings called BuildingEQ.
  7. How do I get in touch with State Engineer Licensing Board members?
    Please reference ncees.org/licensing-boards for state website and contact information.
  8. What are the state incentives for renewable and energy efficient technologies?
    Please see www.dsireusa.org to find policies and incentives by state.

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