The National Capital Chapter of ASHRAE Sustainability Committee is dedicated to the following objectives: 

  • Promote sustainable design education within and outside of the A/E/C community
  • Encourage and promote research related to energy efficiency and IEQ
  • Provide other major environmental organizations, such as USGBC, with support and technical resources
  • Represent ASHRAE at high-performance building events
  • Support ASHRAE’s efforts to strengthen building simulation and energy benchmarking
  • Support community volunteering initiatives in the region
  • Reduce the environmental footprint of chapter activities 


Upcoming Volunteer Events

     River Cleanup 2018  

Join the National Capital Chapter and Potomac Conservancy at Anacostia Park on Saturday, April 14th from 9am – 12pm to help clean up the Potomac River! Join us in ASHRAE’s Global Giveback Campaign to help give back to our local community. Together we’ll keep the Potomac free of litter, so our national treasure can remain a great place to bike, hike, paddle, and fish.

When: Saturday, April 14th from 9am-12pm


Anacostia Park 

1100 Good Hope Rd SE & Anacostia Dr., Washington, DC 20003

What you need:

  • Close-toed shoes
  • A smile!  

What we provide:

Everything else!

All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy.

To make the day even more fun, our amazing partner, Great Lakes Brewing Co., will have giveaways for the first 50 volunteers to arrive on the day of the event. Also, ASHRAE NCC will provide lunch and a beer afterwards, to thank you for all your hard work.

Spots are limited, so please email Kirsten Burk at before April 11th 2018, to reserve your spot today!

Past Volunteer Events

ASHRAE NCC has partnered with Habitat for Humanity NoVA! ASHRAE build day took place on February 11th 2017. We had volunteers to help build a townhome for a family in need in Reston, VA.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) brings our communities together to build decent, affordable housing – and provide hope – for people in need. Habitat NOVA provides a “hand up” to homeownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages.

For questions please email Kirsten Burk at

To check out the latest project for Habitat for Humanity take a look at this video