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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
Allen Haynes
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 404-446-1677

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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 PartnersRelease 2018 International Green Construction Code
-- Groundbreaking model for buildingcodes helps municipalities save money, protect resources and increase theresilience, safety and standards of living for communities across the globe --
ATLANTA (Nov. 8,2018) – ASHRAE hasannounced the release of the 2018International Green Construction Code® (2018 IgCC®).

ASHRAE Seeks Third Round of Comments on Legionella Guideline 12
-- Those interested in commenting on the standard may do so until Dec. 17 --
ATLANTA (Nov. 2, 2018) – ASHRAE is seeking a third round of public comments on ASHRAE Guideline 12- 2000R, Proposed Revision of Guideline 12-2000 ...

ASHRAE Announces Technical Program for 2019 Winter Conference
ATLANTA (Oct. 17, 2018) – The technical program has been announced for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference ...

ASHRAE and ASPE Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement
ATLANTA (Oct. 12, 2018) – ASHRAE and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.