Government Activities and ASHRAE Chapters

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Government Activities
and ASHRAE Chapters
The Role of ASHRAE in Public Policy
ASHRAE’s Mission:
To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air
conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a
sustainable world.
• ASHRAE knowledge base is important to society
• Technical, unbiased resource to decision makers
• Policy decisions are made at international, national, state/province
and local levels
• Others continue to address issues; ASHRAE must be engaged to
help society get it right
• ASHRAE Mission includes responsibility to humanity
The Role of Chapters in Public Policy
• Many ASHRAE-relevant policy issues are decided at the
state and local level
• Chapter members are most knowledgeable about their
• Establish your chapter as a resource for local decision
• Building Code Adoptions or Revisions
• Public Building or School Construction Initiatives
• Reducing Energy Use and Building Environmental
• Public Utility Commission Hearings on Energy Efficiency
• Mold and Mildew and “Sick Building” Concerns
• Science and Mathematics Programs in Schools
• Government Energy Efficiency Incentives
ASHRAE’s Areas of Interest and Expertise
• Buildings
Energy Use
Building Safety and Security
Codes and Standards
Green Buildings
Integrated Building Design
Datacenter Energy Use
• Indoor Air Quality/Indoor Environmental Quality
– Mold, Mildew and Moisture
• Environmental Issues
– Ozone Depleting Substances
– Climate Change
• Society
– Engineering and Science Education
– Engineering Practice and Professionalism
– Research and Development
How Chapters Can Engage in Public Policy
• Work with other organizations with similar interests
– AIA, USGBC, BOMA, etc.
• Consult Board Approved Documents for official positions
– Position Documents, Standards, Handbook
• Coordinate Activities with the Washington Office
• Clearly Identify Source of Viewpoint
– Individual, Local Chapter, ASHRAE
• Encourage Chapter Members to Engage Policymakers
• Become Educated on the Policy Process
How CHAPTERS MAY NOT Engage in Public
1. Conflict Commercial Interests with ASHRAE Activities
2. Endorse Political Candidates (even if an ASHRAE
3. Make Chapter Contributions or Provide Services to
Political Campaigns
4. Take Positions Contrary to ASHRAE Positions
5. Ask Chapter Members to Contact Officials to Request
Approval or Disapproval of Legislation/Regulations
6. Direct Government Officials to Approve or Disapprove
Items 5 and 6 may have limited exceptions for issues opposed to ASHRAE interests. Contact Chapter
Leadership and the Washington Office for direction and approval.
When Acting as an Individual, You are Encouraged to Engage in
the Political Process!
Available Resources
• ASHRAE Board Approved Documents
– Position Statements (
Ammonia as a Refrigerant
Climate Change
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Indoor Air Quality
Minimizing Indoor Mold Problems through Management of Moisture
in Building Systems
• Ozone-Depleting Substances
– Handbooks/Publications (
• Advanced Energy Design Guides
– Strategic Plans and Roadmaps
Available Resources
ASHRAE Board Approved Documents
Standards/Guidelines (
• Most Commonly Cited:
• Standard 15 – Safety Standard for Refrigeration System
• Standard 34 – Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
• Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
• Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable IAQ
• Standard 62.2 – Ventilation and Acceptable IAQ in Low-Rise Residential
• Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for
Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential
• Standard 90.2 – Energy-Efficient Design of
Low-Rise Residential Buildings
• In Development
• Standard 189.1P – Design of HighPerformance, Green Buildings Except LowRise Residential Buildings
Available Resources
• ASHRAE Washington Office (
– One-Page Public Policy Issue Briefs (
Energy Efficiency
Climate Change
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
Research and Development
– Government Affairs Updates (
• Information on activities occurring within international, national,
state and local governments
– Advocacy Toolkit (
• Tips on Policy Maker Communications
• Primers on the Legislative and Regulatory Process
– Sample Letters to Policy Makers (
Available Resources
• Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (
– ASHRAE Primer on Government Activities
– Distinguished Lecturers
– Government Activities Award
– Consultant Reports
– Satellite Broadcasts
Important Contacts
ASHRAE Washington Office
1828 L Street, NW
Suite 906
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-1830
Fax: (202) 833-0118
– Doug Read, Director of Government Affairs ([email protected])
– Ryan Colker, Manager of Government Affairs ([email protected])
Important Contacts
ASHRAE Headquarters
1791 Tullie Circle
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 636-8400
Fax: (404) 321-5478
– Public/Media Relations, Jodi Dunlop ([email protected])
– Standards, Claire Ramspeck ([email protected])
– Codes, Steve Ferguson ([email protected])