The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) supports a research program every year. ASHRAE is an international organization of over 50,000 Mechanical Engineers. Last year over $3,000,000 was raised be members to support research into new heating and cooling technologies, air quality and increased efficiency. I am the local ASHRAE chapter Research Chair and am tasked with raising money locally for ASHRAE Research. 100% of funds donated are used for funding research projects. Administrative expenses are covered by other means. ASHRAE is an IRS recognized non-profit and all donations are 100% tax exempt.
ASHRAE Research has over 9 Million dollars in active research projects being conducted, many over multiple years. See the current research project list at http://www.ashrae.org/technology/page/39 . Each year ASHRAE members and companies raise over 3 Million dollars to fund the next years projects. Just a few current research projects include:
Projects to measure and improve the Indoor Air Quality on airplanes.
Projects to increase Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment efficiency.
Projects to quantify the effect better IAQ and comfort levels in schools has on children's test scores and learning. (One of the reasons LEED for Schools is so important)
Projects to determine ways to make refrigerators keep food fresh for longer times.
Projects to determine Thermal Energy Storage Design for Emergency Cooling
This year there are multiple options for donations.
1. Write a check made out to ASHRAE Research, let me know, and I'll come and pick it up. Then I'll send in all the checks at the end of the month in one batch.
2. Write a check and send it
directly to ASHRAE Research,
3. A new method this year is a recurring transaction on your credit card. For instance, you could donate $10 per month for 10 months to make the individual Honor Roll donation level.
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions. My phone is 802-864-3816 ext 2 and e-mail is [log in to unmask].
Thank you for supporting ASHRAE Research.
ASHRAE Research Promotion Chair -
Tom Zoller, PE
Tel: 802-864-3816 ext 2
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