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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
Email: kbwashington@ashrae.org
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 Offers Free Building Reopening Webinars
ATLANTA (June 12, 2020) – ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer three free webinars plus a detailed course targeted to the European and Middle East regions,

2020 ASHRAE Handbook Focuses on Systems and Equipment
ATLANTA (June 11, 2020) – The newly published 2020 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment includes updated information to help system designers and operators ...

ASHRAE Virtual Conference Technical Program Now Available
ATLANTA (June 1, 2020) – The technical program is now available for the 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference, with sessions starting June 22 and continuing through July 2.

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline
ATLANTA (May 29, 2020) – ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems.

ASHRAE Added New Courses to Learning Institute’s 2020 Spring Online Course Series
ATLANTA (May 18, 2020) – ASHRAE has added four new courses to its 2020 Spring online instructor-led course series from ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).