ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.

ASHRAE Big Sky Chapter 131 is dedicated to the mission values of ASHRAE, and hopes to further their sustainable environmental goals across the nation, starting with the industries in Montana. We focus our efforts in the community, the local and state government, and with students. Our core values are reflected in our daily lives and the way we present ourselves to those around us–specifically when volunteering or working with youth in our community.

ASHRAE seeks and embraces collaborative efforts with organizations, agencies, and individuals sharing our commitment to sustainable built environments.