ASHRAE is a global society focused on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability within the HVAC&R industry. ASHRAE's mission is "to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world." To support this mission, ASHRAE sponsors research, develops standards and handbooks, and creates continuing education programs.
ASHRAE was formed in 1959 as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The Society was formed from the merger of the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineering (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904. While the current organization dates to 1959, ASHRAE is a continuation of its predecessor groups and considers 1894 the Society's founding date.
Istanbul University Mechanical Engineering Student Branch
The ASHRAE Student Branches provide an opportunity for students interested in the HVAC&R industry to develop into engaged young professionals in the field. Istanbul University Mechanical Engineering Student Branch was founded in 2015 and works to provide a diverse program of speakers, technical tours, projects, and networking opportunities for its members. Most of our members are undergraduate or graduate students in the branch. Our sponsoring ASHRAE chapter is the Turkish Chapter, which is located within ASHRAE Region at Large. Our faculty advisor is Dr. Mehmet Sirin DEMIR.
In addition to being a recognized Student Branch of ASHRAE, we are also an officially recognized student organization at the Faculty of Engineering. A link to our web site is provided here. Please review the detailed information on our club structure and policies.