Founded to enhance the Society’s technical image internally and in the community at large, the ASHRAE College of Fellows is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

“The College serves as an ambassador supporting ASHRAE through many different pathways,” said Presidential Member Richard Rooley, FREng, ASHRAE Fellow, who currently serves as president of the College of Fellows. “Our Fellows are leaders in the their fields who support ASHRAE at the highest levels through activities such as transferring ASHRAE technology and knowledge; mentoring students, engineers and educators; and communicating ASHRAE-recommended practices to resolve industry issues.”

Membership in the College of Fellows, founded in 1998, is open to anyone holding ASHRAE Fellow member grade.Fellow ASHRAE honors distinction in the arts and sciences of HVAC&R and is earned through achievement as a researcher, designer, educator or engineering executive. Approximately 500 of ASHRAE’s 50,000 members are Fellows.

Among the projects undertaken by the College is review of the annual ASHRAE Handbook volume.Members of the College also served as resources in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2007 Solar Decathlon, of which ASHRAE served as a title sponsor. The group asked technical questions submitted by the student teams who participated.