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Welcome to the ASHRAE Pressroom!

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

ASHRAE's areas of expertise include:

  • energy efficiency
  • high performance buildings
  • indoor air quality
  • green building design
  • building codes and standards
  • data center air conditioning and ventilation
  • health concerns such as Legionnaire's
    disease and mold growth
  • guidance for a safe environment during
    extraordinary events

Public Relations
Karen Buckley Washington
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 404-636-8400

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ASHRAE Consumer Center

To help educate consumers about air conditioning, energy efficiency and other issues important to ASHRAE, we have created an online consumer center. The center includes information about:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Energy efficiency in homes
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Proper humidity levels in homes

ASHRAE Press Releases

ASHRAE and American Chemistry Council Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Sustainabilityin the Building Sector
ATLANTA (November 20, 2019) – ASHRAE and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding

ASHRAE Hosts First 'Tech Hour' on Optimizing Occupant Health in Indoor Environments
ATLANTA (November 19, 2019) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the launch of its first ever Tech Hour video.

ASHRAE Releases Updated Versions of Standards 62.1 and 62.2
ATLANTA (November 8, 2019) – ASHRAE has released updated editions of its standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ).

ASHRAE, UN Environment Programme Announce Lower GWP Award Selections
ATLANTA (November 6, 2019) – ASHRAE and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have announced the project selections for the project selections

ASHRAE Announces Technical Program for 2020 Winter Conference
ATLANTA (November 4, 2019) – The technical program for the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held Feb. 1–5