"ASHRAE research furthers technology to help keep indoor environments comfortable and productive, deliver healthy food to consumers, and preserve the natural environment," said Lee Burgett, P.E., ASHRAE president. "Only an organization such as ASHRAE has the continuity, the ability to generate research funding, and the expertise to attract researchers from disparate backgrounds and institutions. Only ASHRAE provides a forum to integrate their knowledge and transfer that knowledge to the industry to advance the science of engineering and the art of human comfort."
The first project contracted by ASHRAE was a study of condensing refrigerants in horizontal and inclined tubes at Kansas State University for $7,600. Since that time, ASHRAE has funded some 700 projects. A complete listing of the projects funded since 1960 can be viewed at www.ashrae.org/research.
ASHRAE recently approved funding totaling $1.4 million for 12 research projects. These are:
Publication date: 02/13/2006