History

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 is a remarkable organization. The worldwide membership of 56,500 take responsibility for the comfort and safety of the built environment by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.  ASHRAE strives to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world by raising money for research which is used to create definitive technical and educational information.  The whole world uses the handbooks, guidelines, standards training courses and other numerous publications created by this group of dedicated volunteers.  Please learn more about ASHRAE Society by visiting www.ashrae.org/about-ashrae.

ASHRAE is a grass roots organization that has a Society, Regional and Chapter structure.  Society responds to industry needs through proposed changes introduced by Chapter members through the Regional structure.  Chapters support Society by raising money for research, promoting membership, educating all levels of government and creating student activities.