What is ASHRAE?

ASHRAE, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an American professional association seeking to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems design and construction. ASHRAE has more than 57,000 members in more than 132 countries worldwide. Its members are composed of building services engineers, architects, mechanical contractors, building owners, equipment manufacturers' employees, and others concerned with the design and construction of HVAC&R systems in buildings. The society funds research projects, offers continuing education programs, and develops and publishes technical standards to improve building services engineering, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainable development.

The oldest ASHRAE member in Sri Lanka had been appointed in the late 1960’s. The ASHRAE Sri Lankan chapter was inaugurated in the year 2002 by the President of ASHRAE Mr. William J. Coad and Mr. Samir Traboulsi as the guest of honour who was instrumental in forming the local Chapter. ASHRAE SL chapter is the leading and active professional body in HVAC&R field locally. The local chapter contributes to the HVAC&R trade practices and to the Society in Sri Lanka in numerous ways following the Visions, Missions and Code of ethics of ASHRAE. The activities of SL chapter can be seen in the diverse and wide portfolio of activities.

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