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.

In 2012, as part of a rebranding, ASHRAE began doing business as “ASHRAE” vs. using its full legal name of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Use of ASHRAE reflects the Society’s worldwide membership and that services will continue evolving globally.

ASHRAE's Mission and Vision

To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

A healthy and sustainable built environment for all.

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Internationally ASHRAE is comprised of fourteen ASHRAE regions and a region at large. The Cleveland Chapter is one of 12 chapters that belong to Region V (Five). See the main ASHRAE website for a complete and up-to-date list of links to the different Regions' and Chapters' around the world so you can take a look at whats happening in ASHRAE from another perspective. Click Here is see the ASHRAE Regions and Chapters.