ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society that promotes human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Company and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, writing standards, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE forms tomorrow's built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers (ASRE) In 1904.
IIAR is the main advocate for the safe, reliable and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants. IIAR members share their collective knowledge and expertise to produce consensus documents that address various aspects of the natural and industrial refrigeration industry. IIAR has extensive industry representation, including manufacturers, design engineers, contractors, end users, academics, scientists and trainers. The IIAR sets the standard for providing the most up-to-date technical support, education and information to the ammonia and natural refrigeration community. We help professionals develop their skills and promote their careers by promoting.