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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

New UNIDO Study Helps Manufacturers Understand Net Benefits and Cost for Different Energy Efficient Refrigeration Design Options
ATLANTA (13 July 2020) — The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launches its latest guidance document supporting domestic and commercial refrigeration manufacturers seeking to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

ASHRAE Announces Memorandum of Understanding with NYSERDA
ATLANTA (July 10, 2020) – ASHRAE and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ strategic partnership.

ASHRAE Introduces 2020-21 President, Officers and Directors
ATLANTA (July 2, 2020) – ASHRAE is pleased to introduce its 2020-21 Society president, executive committee officers and directors.

ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Members
ATLANTA (June 30, 2020) – ASHRAE is pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to the Society and the HVAC&R industry.

ASHRAE Virtual Conference Kicks Off On-Demand Technical Program
ATLANTA (June 22, 2020) – The 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference officially debuts its on-demand technical program June 22.