ASHRAE Headquarters: Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Sets Example




Rebecca Matyasovski

ASHRAE's goal in renovating its existing headquarters in Atlanta was to provide a healthy and productive environment for staff and to showcase ASHRAE technology, while demonstrating the Society's commitment to sustainability. The 31,000 ft2 building is designed as a living lab for the membership to advance the arts and sciences of HVAC&R, and to serve the needs of current ASHRAE staff, while at the same time accommodating future growth. The building also has been expanded by 4,500 ft2 to create the ASHRAE Foundation Learning Center for ASHRAE's growing number of educational and certification programs. ASHRAE has reduced its estimated annual energy use by more than 31.5% through enhancements to the building envelope and use of a dedicated outdoor air system with energy recovery, ground-source heat pumps, and minisplit systems with heat recovery.

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