ASHRAE stands for American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers. It is founded in 1984 and is the institution that sets standards for HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning) and refrigeration systems around the world. The latest standard up to this date is the ASHRAE 2005 standard in SI and English units; this standard includes psychrometric analysis, cooling and heating load calculations, human thermal comfort, material properties in buildings, standards on refrigerants, and many other related topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer and some fluid mechanics. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

The ASHRAE student chapter at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established by Prof. Fadl Moukalled in 1995. The aim of this chapter is to familiarize mechanical engineering students with ASHRAE standards, HVAC applications and related professional activities. Currently ASHRAE is funding several senior student's final year projects at AUB.

If you would like to register in ASHRAE please contact the current ASHRAE president (Mr. Nibal Nehme), or enter the site www.ashrae.org/members/page/589 to register online. Note that you need a credit card (such as Visa card, Master Card, AMEX, or Diner's Club) to pay the fees. To download the registration form, please click here. If you do register online, please inform us stating your ASHRAE user name and id number at ashrae@aub.edu.lb.