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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 Seeks Presentations for 2020 Webcast
ATLANTA (March 14, 2019) – ASHRAE has announced a call for three presenters to share knowledge about the effects of humidity

ASHRAE Announces Certified HVAC Designer Launch
ATLANTA (Mar. 13, 2019) – ASHRAE announces that applications for the new Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) certification are now open.

Registration Is Open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City
ATLANTA (Mar. 5, 2019) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 22-26

Utah Legislature Updates Commercial Energy Code
ATLANTA (Mar. 1, 2019) – ASHRAE announced that the Utah Legislature has passed HB 218-Construction Code Modifications, adopting the full commercial provisions of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1-2016.