ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) is an international membership organization of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education. They are a resource for standards, education, research, and training. Local chapters are active throughout the country. They are the publisher of ASHRAE 189, currently under development in conjunction with IESNA and USGBC and being developed for inclusion into building codes.