Welcome to the Penn College ASHRAE Chapter! We strive to keep students abreast of the latest technology while having fun in the process.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE) is an international technical society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the advancement of technology related to heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation.
ASHRAE traces its beginning to 1894, when 75 heating and ventilation engineers met in New York City to organize the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASH&VE). In 1904, a second group of engineers met in New York City to form the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE). After World War II, the study of air-conditioning technology increased within the two societies. This led to their merger in 1959, which formed ASHRAE.
Today, approximately 50,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society. Among them are students, consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners and employees of manufacturing companies, educational institutions, research organizations, government or any other organization concerned with environmental control.
BTC 116, Extension 7029
Penn College Homepage