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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 Supports Congressional Resolution Recognizing High Performance Building Week, June 11–15
Atlanta (June 15, 2018) – ASHRAE is pleased to announce the introduction of bipartisan resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives designating June 11-15, 2018 as “High Performance Building Week.”

ASHRAE Observes High Performance Building Week, June 11–15
Atlanta (June 11, 2018) – ASHRAE commends the important role the built environment plays in providing healthy, safe, productive, and efficient spaces for working and living during High Performance Building Week, June 11–15, 2018.

ASHRAE Opens Registration for Third International Conference on Efficient Building Design
Atlanta (June 5, 2018) – The conference provides advanced research on the topics of building and bioclimatic designs for attaining occupant comfort and good environmental quality ...

Registration Opens for 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild
Atlanta (June 5, 2018) – The goal of this conference is to present the new techniques and workflows that will help researchers and practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process of an entire building life cycle.

ASHRAE Awards More Than $113,000 to Fund 25 Undergraduate Projects
ATLANTA (May 10, 2018) – ASHRAE announced today its 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants, encompassing a group of 25 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world