About the Chapter

Mission Statement

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. (from www.ashrae.org)

In 2018, The University of Texas at Austin Student Chapter was relaunched with 6 members on the leadership team. The chapter aims to further student education in building technology and professional development and mentorship.

Leadership Bio

Name: Kingsley Nweye

Title: Co-President

Major: PhD Student, Civil Engineering

Job: Graduate Research Assistant

Research: Smart Controls for Building Energy Systems Management


Name: Ben Marshall

Title: Co-President

Major: Ph.D Student, Civil Engineering

Job: Graduate Research Assistant

Research: Mold emissions and growth in indoor environments