ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.
Society Meeting Dates
These two lists include the dates and places of ASHRAE Society meetings beginning with the first one in 1895 through the 2013 Annual Conference. The lists include Annual, Semi-Annual, and Fall Meetings for ASHVE; Annual, Semi-Annual, Spring or Western Meetings for ASRE; Annual, Semi-Annual and Winter Meetings as well as Winter and Annual Conferences for ASHRAE.
ASHRAE Journal Article Archives
As an ASHRAE Member you can search and download any ASHRAE article back to 1997. There are a number of articles detailing either industry or society history.
Go to the Members Only ASHRAE Journal Archive
NOTE: You will need to use your member login to access this area.
The Abstract Archives are a member benefit consisting of an online index of almost 7,000 abstracts of papers and publications from ASHRAE. It is a useful tool for identifying many papers and articles that are not available through the online bookstore.
Indexes to Earlier ASHRAE Publications
These indexes were scanned from paper indexes. They are arranged by broad subject categories and authors' last names. To access the page with the links to the indexes, you must be logged in as an ASHRAE member.
ASHRAE Archives (Historical Archives)
These archive indexes cover items held in the ASHRAE Library Archives at ASHRAE Headquarters.
DOLMERE, the first electric refrigerator
The DOMELRE was the first successful, mass marketed package automatic electric refrigeration unit
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CIBSE Heritage Group
Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Patents and Chronology
Special Series Commemorating the First Century of Air Conditioning
This series of articles appeared in ASHRAE Journal beginning in December 1998 and running through November 1999.
A Look Back at HVAC&R
Miscellaneous articles of historical interest to the reader.
Timeline of the History of Refrigeration
Images of the History of Refrigeration Timeline.
ASHRAE Historical Committee