The plan outlines ASHRAE's research goals for the next five years. It centers on sustainability, which is defined as "the concept of maximizing the effectiveness of resource use while minimizing the impact of that use on the environment."
"Research and technology are the foundation of ASHRAE on which everything else is built," said John Mitchell, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Research Advisory Panel that developed the plan.
"With issues related to energy conservation, refrigeration, and indoor air quality facing our industry, our foundation must remain strong."
The plan contains goals in five targeted areas. These include:
Energy And Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Tools And Applications
Equipment, Components, And Materials
Education And Outreach
To download the plan or for more information about ASHRAE's research program, go to www.ashrae.org/research.
Publication date: 11/21/2005