ATLANTA – ASHRAE Learning Institute, provider of high-quality, authoritative and credible training backed by real world applications, announced the release its 2020 HVAC Design and Operations training schedule.

“ASHRAE has the most advanced professional development program in the industry, offering practical training that incorporates solutions to improve today’s building performance issues,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. “ASHRAE’s HVAC Design training is a mainstay within the industry that further represents our commitment to providing avenues of development to the professionals who impact the built environment.”

HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials provides intensive, practical training ideal for recent technical or engineering school graduates and engineers new to the HVAC field. Developed by industry-leading professionals selected by ASHRAE, the training provides attendees with the fundamentals and technical aspects of HVAC design, installing and maintaining HVAC systems, that can be put to immediate use.
HVAC Design Level II – Applications provides instruction in HVAC system design for experienced HVAC engineers and those who have completed the HVAC Design: Level I – Essentials. The training covers the technical aspects of design and methods to increase energy savings through innovation in HVAC design.
In addition to record attendance at recent sessions held in Atlanta and Las Vegas, ASHRAE will offer nine more training sessions through June, including a session at ASHRAE’s Global Training Center in Dubai.
The schedule is as follows:
City Level I Level II Instructors
Austin, TX
March 23–25, 2020 March 26–27, 2020 Donald Brandt, Life Member ASHRAE BEAP, CEM;
Dennis Wessel, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

To register, visit the HVAC Design and Operations page on

ASHRAE Announces Nominees for 2020-21 Slate of Officers and Directors

ATLANTA – ASHRAE announced its nominees for the 2020-21 slate of officers and directors during its 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Nominations for officers and directors were made by the ASHRAE Nominating Committee from a list recommended by individual members and from Chapters Regional Conferences.

The 2020-2021 nominees are as follows:
• President-Elect: Michael “Mick” Schwedler
• Treasurer: Farooq Mehboob
• Vice Presidents: Bill Dean, Don Brandt, Tim McGinn and Bill McQuade
• Directors and Regional Chairs: Chris Gray (Region VII), Randy Schrecengost (Region VIII), Tyler Glesne (Region IX), Devin Abellon (Region X), Andres Sepulveda (Region XIV)
• Directors-at-Large: Ken Fulk, Wade Conlan, Adrienne Thomle
• Alternate Director-at-Large: Art Giesler
ASHRAE members will vote on the nominees via electronic ballot in late April.

Chuck Gulledge will serve as ASHRAE President for the 2020-21 society year.

For more information on the 2020-21 slate of officers and directors, visit

ASHRAE Recognizes Major Donors of Global Headquarters Renovation Project

ATLANTA – ASHRAE recognized a total of 18 major donors to its building campaign in support of its Global Headquarters Renovation Project during the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla.

ASHRAE President Darryl Boyce acknowledged donors and expressed gratitude on behalf of the 57,000 member society as renovation continues on a 66,700 square foot net-zero-energy ready global headquarters building located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Ga. Estimated cost of the project is $20 million.

“We are excited about the progress we have made in securing support for our Global Headquarters Renovation Project,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. “Our goal of a net-zero-energy efficient headquarters is possible in large part because of the generous support of our major benefactors. Our hope is that others will join these outstanding supporters by making their own gifts, ensuring that our Society is able to meet our goals and mark this important step in our history.”

Swedish company, NIBE, has committed $5 million to the project, in addition to critical equipment from two of their North American brands, ClimaCool and ClimateMaster.

“NIBE’s belief in our vision of achieving a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, is evident through the donation of this significant gift to this important project,” said Boyce. “We thank NIBE for their enormously generous support.”

Donors of $250,000 or more include:
• ASHRAE Foundation
• Arkema
• Daikin
• Price Industries
Donors of $100,000 or more include:
• Big Ass Fans
• Belimo
• Bell & Gossett, a xylem brand
• Victaulic
Over $8 million dollars has been raised in cash and equipment from individuals, businesses and the ASHRAE Foundation.

The renovation project is expected to be completed by late summer and move for ASHRAE’s approximately 125-person staff is scheduled for October 2020.

ASHRAE’s highly visible building campaign will recognize donor contributions with a wide array of benefits including prominent building displays, donor wall recognition, naming rights, features in national and international ASHRAE publications and case studies, web presence, social media presence and a special commemorative publication about the project.

“The support from our donors signals a continued investment in ASHRAE’s 125 year history of leadership within the building services industry,” said ASHRAE Executive Vice President Jeff Littleton. “This building is a way of acknowledging our legacy within our industry while looking to the future for new ways to shape the built environment.”

For more information about ASHRAE’s Global Headquarters Renovation Project, please visit,.