Updates from ASHRAE National

  • New Scholaship Honors ASHRAE's First Female President
    August 14, 2012

    ATLANTA – A scholarship created in memory of Presidential Member Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, has been announced for the 2013-2014 school year.  The one-year $5,000 Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving female undergraduate engineering student pursuing...

  • ASHRAE Assists College Students with Tuition through Scholarships
    August 7, 2012

    ATLANTA – To help support future generations of engineers, ASHRAE is awarding over $86,000 in scholarship money for the 2012-2013 school year.  "Engineers build our future, so we want to help build up future engineers," William Murphy, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Scholarship Trustees, sa...

  • Proposed Facility Smart Grid Model Standard Open for Public Review
    July 27, 2012

    ATLANTA – A proposed standard to create smart facilities supporting a national smart grid effort is open for public comment.  ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are jointly developing Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid Information Model, which would provide a...

  • ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers
    July 25, 2012

    ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named 11 new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry.  This marks the 13th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 1200 lectures given since the pr...

  • ASHRAE Launches New Student Engineering Challenge
    July 17, 2012

    ATLANTA – A new student design competition from ASHRAE is focused on taking advantage of today's technology to provide simple, affordable solutions that benefit people around the world.  The 2013 Applied Engineering Challenge is for the design of a solar powered (or powered by another r...

  • San Antonio "Heats" Up for ASHRAE Conference
    July 9, 2012

    ATLANTA – The heat wave in San Antonio, Texas, served to remind attendees at ASHRAE's 2012 Annual Conference of the Society's significant role in shaping the built environment.  Some 1,560 people attended the Conference, held June 23-27, in San Antonio, Texas, which saw temper...

  • ASHRAE Announces Fall Online Courses
    July 3, 2012

    ATLANTA – A full slate of online courses touching on a range of built environment topics is being offered by ASHRAE this fall.  The 11 ASHRAE Learning Institute courses provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely, practical and targeted to provide engineers...

  • ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for Research Summit
    June 28, 2012

    ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for research papers for a newly created Research Summit to be held in conjunction with the Society's 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., June 22-26.  The presentation of research-related papers is a part of the overall Research Summit, which...

  • ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors
    June 26, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2012-13 at its Annual Meeting being held here June 23-27.  The new president is Thomas E. Watson, P.E., Fellow Life Member, chief engineer, McQuay International, Staunton, VA.  His presidential theme is Broadening ASHRAE...

  • Outstanding Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE's Annual Conference
    June 23, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO – Sixty people were recogznied by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society's 2012 Annual Conference held here June 23-27.  The Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award, given to an ASHRAE fellow for continuous pre...

  • ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2013 Annual Conference
    June 20, 2012

    ATLANTA – Focuses on Research & Integrated Project Delivery: ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., June 22-26.  The conference seeks papers on current research worldwide; core HVAC&R applicatoins and systems; and, featured for th...

  • New Publication Extends Comprehensive Treatemnet of Smoke Control
    June 19, 2012

    ATLANTA – A new handbook providing comprehensive treatment of smoke control technology is now available.  Published by ASHRAE in cooperation with the Society of Fire Protectoin Engineers (SFPE), the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Ha...

  • ASHRAE and UNEP Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Refrigeration in Facilities and Systems
    June 14, 2012

    ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Programme announced today a collaborative effort to develop and publish a new Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and Systems.  This $400,000 project is being jointly funded by ASHRAE and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementa...

  • Equipment Projections to 2020! ASHRAE Releases the Second Edition of its Datacom Equipment Power Trends Book
    June 12, 2012

    ATLANTA – Datacom technology has short product cycles and frequent equipment updates.  In contrast, datacom facilities and their HVAC systems typically have long life cycles.  This mismatch of cycles means that a datacom facility's design must be flexible enough to respond quickly t...

  • Guidance on Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Included in New ASHRAE Handbook
    June 5, 2012

    ATLANTA – New guidance on variable refrigerant flow is featured in ASHRAE's new 2012 Handbook volume.  The 2012 ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses systems and the equipment that comprises them, including features and differences.  It is designed to help system...

  • ASHRAE, ICC Members Recognized During High Performance Week
    May 11, 2012

    ATLANTA – High Performance Building Week (May 14-19, 2012) gives special recognition to the health, safety and welfare impacts of buildings, along with the opportunities to design, construct and operate high performance buildings that reflect concern for these impacts.  HPB Week will highli...

  • Proposed Revisions to Energy Standard for Existing Buildings Open for Public Comment
    May 8, 2012

    ATLANTA – Public input is being sought into revision of an ASHRAE/IES standard that addresses retrofit of existing residential and commercial buildings to achieve greater energy efficiency.  Last year, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announced they were revising ANSI/A...

  • ASHRAE Launches New Terminology Site - ASHRAEwiki
    May 7, 2012

    ATLANTA – Common definitions for terms found in ASHRAE standards and other publications can now be found at a new website from the Society.  The free ASHRAEwiki is located at www.ashraewiki.org and contains over 6,000 terms related to buildings with a particular focus on mechanical, envelop...

  • Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered for Large Hospitals
    May 3, 2012

    ATLANTA – A dose of guidance to help save energy in hospitals is prescribed by the newest Advanced Energy Design Guide (ADEG), written by a group of leading building industry organizations.  The AEDG for Large Hospitals is the fourth in the series, designed to provide recommendations for achi...

  • ASHRAE Hosts Luncheon on Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey
    April 26, 2012

    ATLANTA – An update on the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) - one of the United State's most essential building energy use surveys - is featured at a luncheon hosted by ASHRAE next month.  Tom Lecky, director of the Energy Information Administration...

  • ASHRAE, NIST To Host Conference On Refrigerants
    April 24, 2012

    ATLANTA – A joint conference focused on refrigerants and hosted by ASHRAE and the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) has been announced for October 2012. The ASHRAE/NIST 2012 Refrigerants Conference: "Moving toward Sustainability" takes place Oct. 29-30, 2012, at...


  • Things Heat Up for ASHRAE: Annual Conference to be Held in San Antonio, Texas
    April 5, 2012

    ATLANTA – In a city with deep historical roots, ASHRAE will convene in San Antonio, Texas, to not only "remember the Alamo," but look forward to a greener future.  The 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference focuses on everything from the basics of HVAC maintenance to integrated building design. As...






  • Operation and Maintenance Guideline from ASHRAE Now Available
    March 22, 2012

    ATLANTA – A newly published guideline from ASHRAE gives facility managers and building operating staff a strong foundation on which to improve performance of all buildings.  ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012, Sustainable, High Performance Operation and Maintenance, provides guidance on optimizing...



  • Building Labeling Program Helps Building Owners Save Energy
    March 7, 2012

    ATLANTA – Energy use is one of the highest operating costs for building owners.  It is also the most controllable.  To help owners reduce their energy costs, a new building labeling program is available that not only rates buildings according to the in-operation energy use but also provides...


  • 50 Percent Energy Savings For Retail Stores Now Available, No Coupon Required
    February 22, 2012

    ATLANTA – Energy costs are typically the second highest operating expense for a retailer, so use of the latest 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide can help in creatinga  cost-effective design for medium to big box retail stores and can have a direct and significant impact on profitability.  F...


  • National Engineering Society Celebrates National Engineers Week
    February 21, 2012

    ATLANTA – Engineers don't just shape our buildings and infrastructure; they help transform out world.  Atlanta-based ASHRAE is a partner in the National Engineers Week program (Feb. 19-25), which celebrates the contributions that engineers make to our society and encourages engineering a...


  • Return To Chicago Sees High Attendance, Rebranding For ASHRAE
    February 10, 2012

    ATLANTA – Chicago once again proved to be a popular destination for teh 2012 ASHRAE Winter Conference, with high attendance numbers, as well as an exciting announcement about the future of the Society.  Some 2,800 people attended the Conference, held Jan. 21-Jan. 25 in Chicago, Ill.  Attendance...


  • ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2013 Winter Conference
    February 7, 2012

    ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2013 Winter Conference in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 26-30.  The Conference's technical program will focus on cor HVAC&R tracks and, with the re-branding of ASHRAE highlighting...




  • ASHRAE, IAPMO Sign MOU to Advance Built Environment Codes and Standards
    January 26, 2012

    ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) specifically detailing ways in which the two organizations can work together to advance and promote mutual interests in built environment codes...


  • ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements
    January 21, 2012

    CHICAGOThirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society's 2012 Winter Conference held here Jan. 21-25.  The Hall of Fame, honors deceased members of the Society who have made milestone contributions to the...


  • New Book Offers Guidance on Implementing Energy Savings Plan
    December 14, 2011

    ATLANTA – Guidance on increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings through measuring and tracking efficiency and implementing an efficiency plan is featured in a new book from leading built environment organizations...


  • Call for Papers Extended for Cold Climate Conference
    December 12, 2011

    ATLANTA – The call for papers deadline for the Seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been extended to Jan. 6, 2012.
    Cold Climate HVAC 2012, hosted by ASHRAE, will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers and other decision makers in cold climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality (IEQ), with a minimum use of resources and energy.
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  • O&M Mini-Conference Featured in ASHRAE 2012 Winter Conference Tech Program
    December 5, 2011

    ATLANTA – With low and zero energy buildings becoming more prevalent, there are many issues that arise with installation, startup, commissioning and operations and maintenance. To help ensure that the design intent of these more complicated systems is understood, an O&M “mini-conference” is being offered as part of ASHRAE’s 2012 Winter Conference, Jan. 21-25...