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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 Launches Online Standards Review Database
ATLANTA (September 11, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced the launch of an updated and improved online standards review database

Registration Opens for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference
ATLANTA (Sept. 4, 2018) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce registration is open for its 2019 Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 12-16, at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center.

ASHRAE Announces 2018–2019 Student Scholarship Recipients
ATLANTA (Aug. 28, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced the recipients of 34 Society scholarships, totaling $169,000 for the 2018–19 academic year.

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionellosis Standard
ATLANTA (Aug. 13, 2018) – ASHRAE has published a revised edition of its standard that provides a more comprehensive approach to preventing the growth and spread of Legionella.

ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2019 "Buildings XIV Conference"
ATLANTA (Aug. 10, 2018) – ASHRAE has announced a call for abstracts for the 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference to be held in Clearwater Beach, FL, December 9-12 at the Sheraton Sand Key.