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ASHRAE Announces New Strategic Plan

October 21, 2005

Providing navigation for a sustainable future is the goal of a new research strategic plan developed by the American Society of Heating, Regrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The plan outlines ASHRAE’s research goals for the next five years. It centers on sustainability, which is defined as “the concept of maximizing the effectiveness of resource use while minimizing the impact of that use on the environment.”

“Research and technology are the foundation of ASHRAE on which everything else is built,” said John Mitchell, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Research Advisory Panel that developed the plan. “With issues related to energy conservation, refrigeration and indoor air quality facing our industry, our foundation must remain strong.”

The plan containes goals in five target areas: Energy and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; Tools and Applications; Equipment, Components and Materials; and Education and Outreach. To view the plan or for more information, visit www.ashrae.org/research.

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