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.
2022-2023 SOCIETY PRESIDENTIAL THEME
Securing Our Future
Presentation abstract: We are experiencing a time of accelerated change and an era of unpredictability that is unlikely to go away any time soon. Our success in navigating these changes will be based on problem solving, creativity, innovation, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt. “Securing Our Future” examines how the crucial personal and professional events of the past can help us leverage Relationships, Knowledge and Change as the formula for making an impact and embracing our diverse world.
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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.
The 2019−2025 ASHRAE Strategic Plan Midterm Update includes a one-year extension of the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan with lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as updates on rebooted/restarted initiatives.