ASHRAE Launches Global Training Center In Dubai

ATLANTA – ASHRAE celebrated the grand opening of its new Global Training Center in Dubai with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception today. The Global Training Center will serve ASHRAE members and other building systems professionals in the Gulf Region and surrounding areas. "ASHRA...

ASHRAE Releases New Edition Of Principles Of HVAC Textbook

-- Eighth edition of textbook updated based on the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook -- ATLANTA – ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the f...

EXPOACAIRE 2017: Record en Asistencia a Feria Regional

Cali, Colombia. Cifras preliminares reportan más de 1,200 asistentes de 15 paises al IV Congreso Internacional de Climatización y Refrigeración y la muestra empresarial XVI Expoacire 2017 realizada en Cali del 26 al 28 de Julio en el Centro de Eventos del Valle del Pacífi...

ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers And Directors For 2017-2018

ATLANTA – ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., which was held June 24-28. ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Ol...

ASHRAE Celebrates Contributions, Achievements Of More Than 100 Members At The 2017 Long Beach Annual

ATLANTA – ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements of 111 selfless members and their contributions to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry during the 2017 Annual Conference. A list of the awards and their recipients ar...

ASHRAE Responds To U.S. Paris Accord Announcement

ATLANTA – The recent decision to withdrawal the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord does not change or alter ASHRAE´s commitment to accelerate the transformation to a more sustainable global built environment."Our member-established mission underscores our mandate to serve humanity and cr...

ASHRAE Colombia Chapter Opens Convocatory for Ingeal Scholarship

Ingeal is funding a Scholarship for Ashrae Students. The convocatory will be open until next June 20, 2017 at midnight Bogotá time.  The Scholarship is honored to a student who needs financial aid and has a GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.5 on a scale with a maximun of 5.0. The jury, in...

A message from ASHRAE president on Paris Climate Accord

June 5, 2017     Dear ASHRAE Members: Much has been written over the past couple of days regarding the Paris Climate Accord. This global discussion serves as a great opportunity for me to write and remind you of ASHRAE´s steadfast commitment to serve humanity and create a more...

ASHRAE Learning Institute Announces Course Offerings for 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif

-- "Complying with Standard 90.1-2016: HVAC/Mechanical" Headlines Field of 10 Courses -- ATLANTA – The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has announced the 10 courses that will be offered during ASHRAE’s 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif. The headlining topic is "Complying w...

Signing the agreement ASHRAE And IOR Sign Agreement Of Understanding

ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship, which dates back more than a century.The new MoU outlines how the two groups will work together more closely and with more defin...

ASHRAE Members Earn National Recognition As “New Faces Of Engineering”

ATLANTA – ASHRAE announces recipients of the professional and college editions of DiscoverE’s New Faces of Engineering program, a national initiative designed to identify highly talented, up-and-coming engineers.  The competition’s professional edition recognizes the...

ASHRAE Enhances ELearning Catalog, Launches New Courses On Professional Ethics And Controlling Moist

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has added two new courses to its eLearning Center catalog – “Ethics for the Built Environment Professional Engineer” and “School of Hard Knocks: Controlling Moisture & Humidity in Buildings.” The “Ethics for the Built Environm...

ASHRAE Awards More Than $118,000 To Fund 26 Undergraduate Projects In Eight Countries

--Announces 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grant Recipients-- ATLANTA – ASHRAE announced today its 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants – which encompasses a group of 26 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world who are poised to continue ASHRAE&rsqu...

ASHRAE Goes West, Takes Annual Conference To Long Beach, Calif. June 24-28

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to host industry professionals and experts at its upcoming Annual Conference from June 24-28. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. ...

ASHRAE Webcast Registration Now Open For April 20 Broadcast

-- Registration is required to view the free webcast -- ATLANTA – Registration for the 2017 ASHRAE Webcast, “Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance,” is now open at www.ashrae.org/webcast. There is no fee for registration. The webcast will...

Former ASHRAE President Thomas Watson Awarded Institute Of Refrigeration’s J&E Hall Gold Medal

ATLANTA – Thomas Watson, a former ASHRAE president and retired chief engineer at Daikin Applied, recently received the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) J&E Hall Gold Medal Award for his ground-breaking work to improve the efficiency of chillers and industrial heat pumps. Wats...

ASHRAE And KFAS Sign Agreement Of Understanding

ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining how the two groups will work together to promote mutual advancement in several areas of common interest. Under the agreement, ASHRAE and KFAS wi...

ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2018 Winter Conference, January 20 - 24, Chicago

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 20-24 at the Palmer House Hilton. This conference includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, tracks on in...

Preliminary Energy Savings Announced For ASHRAE/IES 2016 Energy Standard

ATLANTA – More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program. An update on th...

Las Vegas Proves Big Winner For ASHRAE, AHR Expo And Industry

Editors Note: Photographs from the Conference are available upon request. ATLANTA – The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars P...

U.S. District Court Ruling Allows Continued Excellence In Development Of Public Health And Safety St

Contact: Lorraine Carli/NFPA 617-984-7275For immediate release Court grants summary judgment to standard development organizations working to preserve process vital to protecting the public  Washington, D.C. – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Hon. Tany...

ASHRAE Recognizes Members For Outstanding Industry And Society Achievements

ATLANTA – Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nev. Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial ...

ASHRAE Announces Delhi, India As Site For 2017 Developing Economies Conference

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced that its second Developing Economies Conference will take place Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India.  The conference addresses the challenges developing countries face in infrastructure and urbanization as well as air pollution, refrigerant phasedown...

ASHRAE Seeks Practitioners And Designers For 2017 Building Performance Conference Activities

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition. The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition i...

ASHRAE Celebrates 35 Years Of Technology Awards

ATLANTA – For 35 years, the ASHRAE Technology Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in the innovative designs of buildings in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. This year, a vivarium, training laboratories, a transport center, a hospital, ...

User’s Manual For 2016 IAQ Standard Published By ASHRAE

ATLANTA – A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available. The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on the requirements of the standar...

2016 Versions Of ASHRAE Refrigerant Standards Published

ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added. ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its sister standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 34, De...

ASHRAE Announces Topics For New Building Performance Analysis Conference

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference. This year’s conference addresses energy modeling, the core topic of the past four conferences, and expa...

2016 Versions Of ASHRAE Refrigerant Standards Published

ATLANTA – The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added. ANSI/ASHRAE 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and its sister standard, ANSI/ASHRAE 34, De...

Happy New Year 2017

I wish you a Happy New Year, plenty of success, peace, health and love.  I want to encourage  you to attend our next winter meeting in Las Vegas, Nv, next Jan  28 to Feb 1, 2017.     See you there!!   GERARDO ALFONSO...

New Duct Sizing Calculator Available

ATLANTA – A new duct sizing calculator from ASHRAE and the Air Distribution Institute (ADI) allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results. The Duct Size Calculator is a qu...

Joel_Primeau_100.jpg ASHRAE HVAC Design Training

Level I & II Training Offered – Register for Both and Save   HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials When: January 9 - 11, 2017 | Orlando, FL Cost: $1,264 (ASHRAE Member: $1,009)   Company Discount: Enroll 3 or more participants from the sa...

Overview Of New Classes Of Refrigerants Offered At ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference

ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases. A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants with...

Free Residentially-Focused Sessions Offered By ASHRAE At AHR Expo

ATLANTA – An in-depth look at ASHRAE’s work in the residential market as well as guidance on several aspects of residential design is offered in four free seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with the co-spons...

Revised Residential Energy Standard Open For Industry Input

ATLANTA – Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark...

Changes To Commissioning Requirements Proposed For Green Building Standard

ATLANTA – Changes to the commissioning requirements in Standard 189.1 that would increase its ability to support achieving high performance green buildings are open for public input. Published by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ...

Sessions On Low GWP Refrigerants Featured At ASHRAE Conference

ATLANTA – In light of recent action by 197 countries agreeing to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) globally, industry experts will share guidance on how to incorporate low global warming potential refrigerants at the ASHR...

ASHRAE Commends Montreal Protocol Amendment To Phase Down HFCs

ATLANTA – ASHRAE commends the governments involved in the adoption of the HFC amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will result in a global phase down of production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The agreement was signed earlier this week. The move comes as ASHRAE and ...

CIBSE ASHRAE signing2016-520W.jpg CIBSE And ASHRAE Mark 40th Anniversary With Historic Agreemen

ASHRAE Contact:Jodi Scott, Public Relations678-539-1140jscott@ashrae.org CIBSE Contact:Matthew Snowden:020 8772 3671msnowden@cibse.org LONDON – ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a partnership agreement to mark t...

ASHRAE Congratulates U.S. House Members On Passage Of Career And Technical Education Legislation

ATLANTA – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step forward in overwhelmingly passing the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.5587), which would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Ac...

Data Center Standard Published by ASHRAE

ATLANTA – A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data...

A Winning Hand: ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference, AHR Expo In Las Vegas

ATLANTA – When it comes to opportunities for professional development, networking and access to the latest technology, ASHRAE has stacked the deck in favor of its 2017 Winter Conference and AHR Expo taking place in Las Vegas. The Conference dates are Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with...

British Columbia, California, Florida And Regina Teams Top Winners In ASHRAE Student Design Competit

ATLANTA – Students from eight countries put their engineering skills to the test to design and select systems for a government building in China, as well as for a competition requiring them to “think globally, act locally.” Both competitions are held by ASHRAE. The 2016 Stude...

ASHRAE Open Enrollment for Certification in November

Next November 18, 2016 will be carried out tests to opt for one of the ASHRAE certifications, from 9:00 AM in Argentina under the framework of ASHRAE Annual Conference Argentina. During the Congress our President Tim Wentz share with our members. The examination will be held at the headquarters of t...

ASHRAE Names New Distinguished Lecturers

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has named nine new Distinguished Lecturers who provide Society chapters with noted authorities and speak on relevant topics that impact the built environment industry. This marks the 17th year of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, with over 2,000 lectures given since th...

ASHRAE Standard To Provide Unity In Rating Systems Open For Public Comment

ATLANTA – Several proposed changes to a standard that will address energy performance in rating programs are open for public comment. ASHRAE Standard 214P, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program, will provide a standardized approach f...

Building Performance Analysis Focus Of ASHRAE 2017 Modeling Conference

ATLANTA – The need for practical building modeling applications along with the need to transform the design approach to a collaborative process from a sequential process will be explored in an upcoming specialty conference organized by ASHRAE. The 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysi...

Adapting Today to Shape Tomorrow in Spanish

Speech of President Tim Wentz at Annual Meeting Lunch 2016. Tim Wentz This… is called a slide rule. That’s right. A slide… rule…. This is not just any old slide rule. This is MY slide rule. The exact one I was required to buy as an incoming freshman at the Unive...

ASHRAE Reaches Highest Membership In 14 Years

ATLANTA – ASHRAE, long known for its contributions to the built environment technology industry, now boasts more than 56,000 members. ASHRAE membership is individual based, reflecting the Society’s diverse representation of building system design and industrial processes professiona...

ASHRAE Wraps UP 2016 Annual Conference

ATLANTA – St. Louis served as the gateway to the future of HVAC&R as host to the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference, held there June 25-29. Nearly 1,800 people attended. Installed as ASHRAE president at the Conference was 2016-17 president Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, asso...

ASHRAE Installs New Officers, Directors

ST. LOUIS – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2016-17 at its Annual Meeting held here June 25-29. The new president is Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, associate professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. As ASHRAE’s president, Wentz chairs the...

Outstanding Achievements Recognized At ASHRAE’s Annual Conference

ST. LOUIS — Ninety-two people were recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society’s 2016 Annual Conference held here June 25-29. Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow AwardSteven T. Taylor, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ...

ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2017 Annual Conference, June 24-28, Long Beach

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This conference includes tracks that demonstrate the benefits of net zero energy and ways to achieve that goal in the design and operation o...

ASHRAE Co-Organizes International Conference On Refrigeration In Mobile Marine And Fisheries Sectors

ATLANTA -- To address the replacement of HCFC-22 refrigerant in the mobile marine sector, ASHRAE is partnering with other international organizations to organize a conference titled “Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Mobile Marine and Fisheries Sectors.” The c...

ASHRAE 2016 Handbook Focuses On HVAC Systems And Equipment

ATLANTA – Revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, are included in the newly published 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment. The volume discusses various systems and the equipment, ...

Three ASHRAE Professional Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation

ATLANTA – Three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year. Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Buil...

Home Smart Home: Residential Smart Building Devices Examined At ASHRAE Conference

ATLANTA – While the data derived from smart devices benefits homeowners in many ways, with convenience topping the list, the devices shouldn’t be so complicated that they outsmart the people using them. The use of devices and data insights is examined in a seminar at the ASHRAE 201...

ASHRAE Celebrates High Performance Buildings Week

ATLANTA – High performance buildings play a central role in solving some of the nation’s most pressing challenges. Members of the High Performance Building Coalition work with members of Congress during High Performance Building Week to expand awareness of the importance of high per...

ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves As Basis For New CDC Toolkit

ATLANTA – Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The toolkit, “Developing a Water Management Program to Re...

Smart Grid Standard Published: Key Piece Supporting Modernization Of Global Grid

ATLANTA – The smart grid effort underway around the globe will transform the fundamental structure of the grid by combining an intelligence infrastructure with the grid, which will enable two-way flow of both information and electricity. A key piece needed to support that modernization a...

ASHRAE Certification, Course Recognized In Federal Building Personnel Professional Development

ATLANTA – Personnel who work at U.S. federal buildings can now include their ASHRAE certification and an ASHRAE course in their professional development plan. ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), and Operatio...

ASHRAE And AFE Sign Agreement Of Understanding

Editors Note: A photo of the signing is available. ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Association of Facilities Engineering recently signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines how the two groups can work together toward promotion of common endeavors. Under the agreement, ASHRAE and...

Additional Certification Testing Time for Non-Native English Speakers

Additional testing time for ASHRAE certification exams has been added for non-native English speakers, following requests from members and careful investigation and consideration by the Certification Committee.  ASHRAE is adding 30 minutes of testing time to all six certification exams, on req...

ASHRAE And IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference Spotlights Practical Ap

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a preliminary technical program for the ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference. The conference takes place Aug. 10-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For complete information, visitwww.ashrae.org/simbuild2016. The conference ...

ASHRAE Revises Commissioning Certification To Meet DOE Guidelines

ATLANTA – Revised requirements for ASHRAE’s certification program will provide earners with recognition by United States government agencies for contracts requiring commissioning services. Due to take effect Sept. 15, 2016, ASHRAE’s commissioning certification program will va...

New Research From ASHRAE Outlines Measures To Reach Toward Net Zero Energy

ATLANTA – Application of 30 specific energy savings measures across all building types and climate zones resulted in cutting energy use by nearly half, according to results of newly approved research funded by ASHRAE. The national weighted change is 47.8 percent more energy efficient tha...

Underwood Making Connections now available in spanish

2015 Annual Conference President’s Luncheon Speech. This document now is available in spanish. David Underwood ASHRAE President 2015-16 Presidential Theme My presidential theme will focus on an important goal of the ASHRAE strategic plan: Making Connections. As Nietzsche observed, human c...

ASHRAE Congratulates Senate On Passage Of Energy Policy Modernization Act

ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to see the passage on Wednesday by the U.S. Senate of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, marking an important step toward making buildings in all sectors more energy efficient. The Senate passed the Act by a vote of 85 to 12. The bill contains nume...

Existing Building Energy Efficiency Featured At ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference

ATLANTA – Increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of existing buildings can have four times the environmental impact as compared to the installation of renewable energy. With existing building renovation accounting for most of the money spent in U.S. building...

2016 IAQ Standard Published By ASHRAE

ATLANTA – Requirements regarding multifamily residential dwellings, environmental tobacco smoke, and operations and maintenance are among changes to ASHRAE’s newly published indoor air quality standard. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Qual...

Changes To Purpose And Scope Of Standard 189.1 Open For Public Comment

ATLANTA – Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for the high performance building standard from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering So...

ASHRAE Celebrates New Faces Of Engineering

ATLANTA – Two ASHRAE members are being recognized as part of a national effort to bring attention to the future generation of engineers. This week, DiscoverE announced the winners of its two New Faces of Engineering programs – Professional and College. Supporting associations of Di...

Proposed ASHRAE Energy Simulation Standard Open For Public Review

ATLANTA – A draft standard that describes a methodology to apply building energy modeling to the design process is open for industry input.  ASHRAE Standard 209P, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, defines minimum requirements fo...

An Efficient Future For Buildings Of The Past Proposed Under ASHRAE Guideline

ATLANTA – Historical buildings – from those on the local Main Street to world-renowned structures – could be brought from the past into an energy reduced future under a proposed guideline from ASHRAE. ASHRAE Guideline 34P, Energy Guideline for Historical Buildings, provi...

ASHRAE, AIA Look To Future Of Energy Efficiency With Signing Of New MOU

ATLANTA – Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas. The MOU recently was signed by ASHRAE President David Underwood and AIA Presi...

2016 Residential IAQ Standard Published By ASHRAE

ATLANTA – Multifamily units in all types of buildings are now covered in the scope of ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard, marking one of the biggest changes to the recently published 2016 version. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor ...

New ASHRAE Publication Explains The Impact Of IT Equipment On Data Center Design

ATLANTA — The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, “IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Center Solutions,” is now available. The book was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equi...

ASHRAE Funds 24 Undergraduate Projects; Aerial Vehicle For Energy Audits

ATLANTA – Engineers will get a bird’s eye view of the energy use of building envelopes under a project funded through an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant. This year, 24 schools from around the world were awarded grants. The grants, totaling some $110,000, are awarded by AS...

Honored ASHRAE Life Member, Fellow, and Region 12 Regional Officer Passes Away In January 2016

Robert “Bob” Baker, who led global standards organizations to improve the quality of the air we breathe, died on January 10, 2016 in Ruskin, FL. He was 77. Bob was a serial entrepreneur and inventor who traveled widely for his work and for standards development activities. On the thresh...

Attendance High For ASHRAE Winter Conference, AHR Expo

Editors Note: Photographs from the Conference are available upon request. ATLANTA – High attendance was reported for the recent ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo, in Orlando. The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, was held Jan. 23-27, with the AHR Expo held Jan. 25-27. The Winter Confer...

ASHRAE Announces Call For Papers For 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28–Feb. 1, Las Vegas

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2017. The conference seeks papers that address the new conference tracks and other prevailing issues in the industry. “Today’s HVAC&R profession is facing ...

User's Manual To ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Standard Available

ATLANTA – A newly published User’s Manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications. The User’s Manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-201...

ASHRAE Recognizes Members For Outstanding Industry And Society Achievements

ATLANTA – Fifty-four people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2016 Winter Conference, Jan. 23-27, Orlando, Fla. The F. Paul Anderson Award, ASHRAE’s highest for technical achievement, is given for notable achievement of outsta...

New ASHRAE Application Automates Compliance Calculations For Standard 90.1-2010

ATLANTA – A new web application from ASHRAE automates the calculations needed to show a building project’s compliance with Standard 90.1-2010. The 90.1 ECB web application is a tool for modeling compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Lo...