Since 1919, research has been the core of ASHRAE’s existence. ASHRAE Research is the largest program of fundamental and applied research supported by a technical society.
Currently 60+ active research projects, 40+ projects approved for further development 55 percent of research is conducted by universities; 45 percent is conducted by private research or engineering firms.
Payments to active projects range between $2.5-3 million per year.
Improves the way building systems work and the way in which they are applied.
Allows development of technical information to create standards and guidelines, which serve as the basis for testing and design practices around the world.
ASHRAE funds 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.
845 research projects valued at $67.5 million conducted since 1960.
“Indoor Environmental Effects on the Performance of School Work by Children”
“The Impact of Household Refrigerator Storage Conditions on Shelf-Life of Fruits and Vegetables”
“Calculating the Seasonal Efficiency of Commercial Heating Systems”
“Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores”
“Comparison of Open and Glass-Door Vertical Display Cases for Energy Savings and Customer Preference”