Research Promotion

Since 1919, ASHRAE has supported research to advance building science. ASHRAE Research impacts the construction and design industries by improving HVAC technologies, their applications, and developing standards and guidelines to serve as the basis for testing and design practices around the world. Strategic Research Plans are established to provide a framework for current research projects; ASHRAE is currently funding projects aligning with the 2010-2015 Plan, Navigation for a Sustainable Future.

Research funding is accumulated through ASHRAE local chapters. Each year, ASHRAE-New York sets a new Research Promotion goal to support ASHRAE Research programs.

2011-2012 was ASHRAE-NY’s most successful fundraising venture in the chapter’s history. Under the leadership of the 2011-2012 Research Promotion Chair David Pospisil, a total of $30,415 was contributed, far exceeding the original annual goal by 28%. In acknowledgement of this unprecedented achivement, ASHRAE-NY has earned two regional ASHRAE awards:

  • High Five Award
  • Challenge Award


The ASHRAE NY chapter has continued the success with this effort and was awarded an honorable mention at the 2017 CRC. The chapter has high aspirations for the 2017/2018 calendar year!

Contributors will be recognized at the Monthly Dinner Meetings, in the Monthly Bulletin and on the Chapter website’s homepage. Contact Anthony Montalto Jr. for additional information to support the Research Promotion campaign.