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ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

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ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) is an organization devoted to the advancement of indoor-environment-control technology in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

ASHRAE was founded in 1894 to serve as a source of technical standards and guidelines. Since that time, it has grown into an international society that offers educational information, courses, seminars, career guidance, and publications. The organization also promotes a code of ethics for HVAC professionals and provides for liaison with the general public. One of the most important functions of the organization is to promote research and development in efficient, environmentally friendly technologies.

This was last updated in September 2005

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My company is in Alabama. I have been able to find out if there are any requirements concerning a humidity range for comfort. A person will generally feel a great deal of discomfort at 40%. Our humidity in August is usually in the 70's and creates a definite negative impact on our business.
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