ATLANTA — ASHRAE recognized a total of 18 major donors to its building campaign in support of its Global Headquarters Renovation Project during the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida.

ASHRAE President Darryl Boyce acknowledged donors and expressed gratitude on behalf of the 57,000 member society as renovation continues on a 66,700 square foot net-zero-energy ready global headquarters building located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Estimated cost of the project is $20 million.

“We are excited about the progress we have made in securing support for our Global Headquarters Renovation Project,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. “Our goal of a net-zero-energy efficient headquarters is possible in large part because of the generous support of our major benefactors. Our hope is that others will join these outstanding supporters by making their own gifts, ensuring that our Society is able to meet our goals and mark this important step in our history.”

Swedish company, NIBE, has committed $5 million to the project, in addition to critical equipment from two of their North American brands, ClimaCool and ClimateMaster.

“NIBE’s belief in our vision of achieving a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, is evident through the donation of this significant gift to this important project,” said Boyce. “We thank NIBE for their enormously generous support.”

Donors of $250,000 or more include:

  • ASHRAE Foundation
  • Arkema
  • Daikin
  • Price Industries

Donors of $100,000 or more include:

  • Big Ass Fans
  • Belimo
  • Bell & Gossett, a xylem brand
  • Victaulic

Over $8 million dollars has been raised in cash and equipment from individuals, businesses, and the ASHRAE Foundation.

The renovation project is expected to be completed by late summer and move for ASHRAE’s approximately 125-person staff is scheduled for October 2020.

ASHRAE’s highly visible building campaign will recognize donor contributions with a wide array of benefits including prominent building displays, donor wall recognition, naming rights, features in national and international ASHRAE publications and case studies, web presence, social media presence, and a special commemorative publication about the project.

“The support from our donors signals a continued investment in ASHRAE’s 125 year history of leadership within the building services industry,” said ASHRAE executive vice president Jeff Littleton. “This building is a way of acknowledging our legacy within our industry while looking to the future for new ways to shape the built environment.”

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