SMACNA presented a $10,000 contribution to ASHRAE Research Foundation during the latter’s winter meeting in Chicago. SMACNA has designated this money to support ASHRAE research project "Underfloor Air Distribution - Life Cycle Cost and Environmental Analysis" and has encouraged its local chapters to support this project also. An original member of the ASHRAE Gold Circle, SMACNA has contributed $110,000 over 11 years since the club's formation.