Government Activities


This is a key period for ASHRAE, as we delve more fully into engaging with state, provincial, and local officials. It is vital that we build a network of active engineer-advocates worldwide to impress upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically – in the days, months, and years to come.

Through its Washington, D.C. office, ASHRAE staff and leadership participate in a variety of activities designed to solidify ASHRAE’s presence as a leader in issues affecting the built environment. Building connections with representatives from relevant government entities and related professional and technical organizations is a critical goal of ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Program. Below is a list of some of the activities currently undertaken by the Washington office:

  • Clinton Climate Initiative
  • High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition
    • HPBCCC Virtual Congressional Visits Day
      Members of the organizations that make-up the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition (HPBCCC) organize a Virtual Congressional Visits Day (vCVD). The vCVD is an established time for interested individuals from across the building community to contact their Member of Congress and encourage them to focus on issues critical to the development of high-performance buildings. Information on the upcoming vCVD including fact sheets, how to contact your representative, and other helpful information is available on the vCVD webpage (