ASHRAE is pleased to announce the release of a new strategic plan to guide the society's work over the next five years. The ASHRAE 2019-2024 Strategic Plan describes the society's core values, mission and vision for future success, while also identifying areas where ASHRAE will direct its attention and resources over the next several years.
The previous plan, released in 2014, resulted in several significant accomplishments, including the extension of ASHRAE's global presence, a greater role in the residential sector and higher levels of volunteer involvement. The new plan's initiatives reflect the society's longstanding commitment to the HVACR industry, while leveraging the opportunities and addressing the challenges that are taking place in the fast-evolving built environment.
The new strategic plan outlines two initiative areas:
Built Environment of the Future
Future of ASHRAE
"In developing our new strategic plan, we closely considered the changing landscape of our industry as well as the diversity of our membership," said Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2019-20 ASHRAE president. "We sought wide-ranging involvement from ASHRAE members and key industry organizations on how to best position ASHRAE to meet our internal and external challenges and the result is a concise, straight-forward plan based on the values that have motivated the members of our society for close to 125 years."
Some key action items outlined in the plan include the following:
More information on the 2019-2024 ASHRAE Strategic Plan is available at www.ashrae.org/strategicplan.