About the national association of ASHRAE:

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., is a non-profit international organization of about 56,000 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 (HVAC&R) for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications. Through these, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

History of the Society:

ASHRAE was founded in 1894 and is now a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. 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.

Why join the international organization, ASHRAE?

Joining ASHRAE gives you a great opportunity to network with local engineers, owners, contractors and manufacturer's representatives. There are monthly meetings with relevant topics to the building industry. 

ASHRAE Society's Presidential Theme:

The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0, focuses on reimagining the building industry by integrating people, industry segments and technology. This digital transformation includes building-specific technology, the Internet of Things and connected data platforms. The theme’s aim is for ASHRAE members to learn how to bring the right people together who have the right knowledge, skills and creativity and identify new, dynamic design processes.

Read more about our Society's theme at the website:  Presidential Theme

What Does ASHRAE Mean to Me?

“ASHRAE has been a large part of my career since my involvement in the Triangle Chapter as a Research Promotion Chairperson. This involvement introduced me to many persons in the local HVAC industry, several of whom became key influences on directing my career path. After chairing this chapter, I was able to get involved in the regional activities, where my friendships were expanded to others in our Region who were at the same career point. The sharing of information, codes, standards, and knowledge base with local and regional peers has helped my expertise and confidence grow exponentially thru-out my 20+ year career. Now that I am involved at a Society level, I have the opportunity to learn from the persons in our industry who write the standards that we all design around, and to understand the issues facing our industry on a global scale. ASHRAE involvement has allowed me to feel that I can contribute to this industry in which I am invested, and to potentially assist in determining the path that this industry will follow in the future.”

Ginger Scoggins, PE, CEM, CxA, LEED® AP, Principal
Engineered Designs, Inc.
Past Triangle Chapter President (1995 – 1996)


 "ASHRAE has been an essential way for me to connect and further serve the HVAC community here in Raleigh. ASHRAE has afforded me an opportunity for professional development and an opportunity to acquire leadership skills. In addition, I’ve been able to sharpen my technical skills and gain greater understanding of HVAC fundamentals as a result of attending meetings and the national broadcasts ASHRAE sponsors. I have been able to meet and develop many relationships as a result of my involvement with ASHRAE. I would encourage any young person to please get involved on a committee and give ASHRAE a try. Our Triangle chapter is one of the best in the nation and everyone involved is continually improving and adding to our success. I hope to see you at the next chapter meeting."

J. D. Howard
Sales Engineer for Brady Trane
Past Triangle Chapter President (2011-2012)

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