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.

Mission Statement

ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE.

Recent / Upcoming Events

ASHRAE Code of Ethics
As members of a Society “organized and operated for the exclusive purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation, the allied arts and sciences, and related human factors for the benefit of the general public,”

ASHRAE’s Core Values
Excellence: We are committed to the achievement of technical quality and excellence in our programs, publications, courses and other activities.

ASHRAE Strategic Goals
Make the Handbooks more relevant to ASHRAE’s primary customers.
Create a comprehensive ASHRAE Business Plan.Develop and maintain products and services to meet the needs of ASHRAE’s primary beneficiaries.