22 May 2008
The building sustainability effort is critical to our global environment and society.
Changing technologies, rising energy prices, and the increased focus on sustainability have
challenged the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
(ASHRAE) to provide relevant guidance and advocacy efforts to transition the heating and air
conditioning industry towards more sustainable operation. There is also a series of things
happening on both the federal and local state levels in the United States to promote sustainable
development and reduce our impact on carbon emissions.