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.
To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating,
air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.
ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of
technical and educational information, and the primary provider
of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences
of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.