About Us

What is ASHRAE?

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of over 55,000 people with a mission to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. ASHRAE fulfills its mission through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

Through the Society’s work, ASHRAE’s vision is to be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.


The Spacecoast Chapter is part of ASHRAE Region XII, which includes Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Region XII Chapters and Sections are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of ASHRAE in the context of the modern built environment.