ASHRAE’s mission is the advancement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. The renovation of their existing building demonstrates the benefits of using ASHRAE’s standards by creating a “living laboratory” sustainable environment that is used for education, training and demonstration purposes. The facility includes a new training center, meeting and education spaces for their members, a technical library, offices and collaborative workspaces for personnel, as well as a loading area with bulk storage. There are two green roof systems that further assist with storm water quality and quantity improvements as well as help combat the heat island effect.
LEED Accredited: LEED NC – Platinum