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2021 ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan

The 2021 ASHRAE Research Strategic plan provides the following 6 Research Initiatives:

1. Resilience
2. IEQ – Environmental Quality in Occupied Spaces and Impacts on Work and Learning Health and Well Being, and Transmission of Airborne Infectious Viruses
3. Sustainability, Decarbonization, Energy and Resources
4. HVAC&R Equipment, Components, and Materials
5. Tools and Applications
6. Education and Outreach



2019-2025 Research Strategic Plan

The 2019-2025 Research Strategic Plan and background documents used in its development are available immediately below. 

 pdf_icon.png  ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2019-2025

pdf_icon.png 2010-2018 Plan Development Process/Approach

pdf_icon.png Survey Results for ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2010-2018