The History of ASHRAE Research

Since 1919, ASHRAE has supported research to improve the quality of life. ASHRAE Research impacts the industry by improving the way HVAC&R systems work, how they are applied and allow development of technical information to create standards and guidelines, which serve as the basis for testing and design practices around the world.

The Society funds thousands of projects addressing topics such as sound, duct design, the effect of oil in refrigerants, load calculations, thermal conductivity, simplified energy analysis procedures, weather data, refrigerant property data, fire and smoke control and solar design. The most significant ASHRAE research is in the areas of human comfort and the properties of materials and systems used in buildings and refrigeration systems.

Our thanks go out to the following 2012 - 2013 Contributors to ASHRAE Research. We look forward to everyone's continued support in 2013 - 14.

Golden Circle Award Sponsors
(Contributors of $10,000 or more)
Illinois Chapter ASHRAE 

ASHRAE Associate Sponsors
($2,500 - $4,999)
Cyclone Energy Group

Major Donors
($250 - $2,499)
Air Products Equipment Company
Alpha Controls & Services
Barr Mechanical Sales
Berg Engineering Consultants
Brucker Company Incorporated
Bornquist Incorporated
David Grumman
Grumman Butkus Associates
Hatchell & Associates
Dan Hobbs
Imbert Corp
Johnson Controls
Midwest Applied Solutions
Kyle Schultz
Donald Siebert
Benjamin Skelton
Temperature Equipment Corporation
Martha VanGeem

Honor Roll Individual Donors
(Individuals that sponsor $100 or more)
Thomas Buchheit
Michael Carreon
Cynthia Cogil
Jade Culbertson
Michael DeSantiago
Jeremy Dickinson
Donald Doherty
Edward Fredricks, Jr.
Daniel Hansen, Sr.
Charles Hansen
Peter Heraty
Tad Hofkin
Edward Kedzie
Jack Kremers
William Kusnierz
Irving Lieberman
Karen Lindsey
Laura Ludwig
Maria Lupo
Matthew Maddock
William Mak
Michael McDermott
Anthony McGuire
Laura Michel
Robert Naegele
Primera Engineers Ltd
Eric Rosenberg
Sunondo Roy
Roland Schleicher
William Toth
Ronald Vallort
James Vallort
Edward Zoladz


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