About the ASHRAE Foundation

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has more than a century of experience advancing the arts and sciences of HVAC&R and related human factors to serve the needs of its members and population at large.

In 1994, a dedicated group of long-time ASHRAE members created the ASHRAE Foundation to support and advance the needs of the HVAC&R industry. The ASHRAE Foundation is an endowed trust that provides funding for professional development and research programs, supplies qualified engineering students with much needed scholarship assistance, and ensures that ASHRAE will continue to have sufficient resources to sustain and expand the Society's vital work.

The creation of the ASHRAE Foundation was in response to a valid need for increased funding for ASHRAE programs and projects. A solid proponent of education, the Foundation recognizes and accepts the challenge to provide the financial support necessary to offer tailored educational programming to ensure HVAC&R professionals are prepared today for tomorrow's challenges.

"It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet."

-David Elton Trueblood

ASHRAE Foundation's Mission
To provide a permanent financial resource to support the Society and its mission to benefit the public.

ASHRAE’s Mission
To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world..

ASHRAE’s Vision
ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.

Learn More

Share |