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, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.
In 2012, as part of a rebranding, ASHRAE began doing business as “ASHRAE” vs. using its full legal name of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Use of ASHRAE reflects the Society’s worldwide membership and that services will continue evolving globally.
2023-2024 SOCIETY PRESIDENTIAL THEME
Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis
Presentation Abstract: We are living in global climate emergency. Scientific evidence proves that human-caused emissions are accelerating the change in climate at a record pace. But there is hope. “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis” explores integrated solutions to address the effects of the climate crisis through meaningful building decarbonization strategies. This presentation highlights how ASHRAE is equipping its members with new knowledge, expanding energy efficient building design efforts and providing climate leadership and resources to the global built environment.
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To provide a local, unbiased technical forum for the gathering and sharing of ideas and to advance the education of both our ASHRAE members and members of the community, to foster high school, college and university students' interest in HVAC, engineering and other technical fields, and to raise funds for ASHRAE research to support the established engineering standards utilized in the community which we live and work.