ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters throughout the world. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.

Through its membership, ASHRAE writes standards that set uniform methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide, such as the design of energy efficient buildings. The Society's research program, currently more than 100 research projects worth nearly $8 million, investigates numerous issues, such as identifying new refrigerants that are environmentally safe. ASHRAE organizes broad-based technical programs for presentation at its semiannual meetings and co-sponsors the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, the largest HVAC&R trade show in North America.

If that didn't satisfy your craving for knowledge or answer your questions, then see what society itself says about ASHRAE.


Internationally ASHRAE is comprised of thirteen ASHRAE regions and a region at large. The Cleveland Chapter is one of 13 chapters that belong to Region V (Five). Below I've provided a 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. Note that chapters listed in black have no websites yet.

Chapter Regions

Region I

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Region II

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Region III

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Region IV

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Region V

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Region VI

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Region VII

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Region VIII

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Region IX

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Region X

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Region XI

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Region XII

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Region XIII

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Region at Large

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