Since 1919, ASHRAE has supported research to improve the quality of life. ASHRAE Research impacts the industry by improving the way HVAC&R systems work, how they are applied and allow development of technical information to create standards and guidelines, which serve as the basis for testing and design practices around the world.

The Society funds thousands of projects addressing topics such as sound, duct design, the effect of oil in refrigerants, load calculations, thermal conductivity, simplified energy analysis procedures, weather data, refrigerant property data, fire and smoke control and solar design. The most significant ASHRAE research is in the areas of human comfort and the properties of materials and systems used in buildings and refrigeration systems.

Research and Your Health

 Research in Your Workplace

ASHRAE Research is learning more about how commercial buildings can:

 At Home and At School

For more information please visit the ASHRAE Society’s Research Promotion website:–technology/research


Puget Sound ASHRAE Research 2014-15 Contributions

Company Contributions ($11,850):

Alterton Controls – $10,000

SMACNA – Western Washington – $500

Thermal Supply – Seattle – $500

Dorse Company – $150

Franklin Engineering – $300

SSA Acoustics – $150

Airefco – $250

Member Contributions ($5,263):

James D. Sinclair

James J Pechan

Tamás Bencsik

Dean R Heerwagen

Michael N. Otani

David Redding

Michel Sotura

Arthur S. Yorozu

Carmen Cejudo

Kathi Shoemake

Erling J. Olsen

Joel K. Jackman

John F. Hogan

David A. Osborne

Alan M. Burt

Richard D. Kunkle

Leslie A. Jonsson

Holly R. Townes

Rand N. Conger

Tiffany J. Rourke

Robert O. Dorse

Matthew D. Parker

James R. Luddon, Jr

Brian Haugk

Peter J. Hemmen

Seth S. Pike

Robert E. DanFt.h, Jr

Brian C. Emtman

Kenneth A. Pinchiff

Fred Urben