Government Advocacy

Mission Statement

To establish ASHRAE as a leading source for expertise in the built environment and a resource for policy-makers in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the public, the HVAC&R community, and the engineering profession.

Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC)

The GGAC is tasked with organizing our members at a grassroots level. We influence and educate local, state, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas heating, ventilation. air conditioning and refrigeration in order to better coordinate efforts and understanding between ASHRAE and government. We are also responsible for developing the extent and manner in which ASHRAE implements and pursues actions to influence government affairs and public policy.

What this means for the Oregon Chapter is that we will work with local jurisdictions (code officials) to support and advocate for the use of standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 and 62.1 when appropriate. We will also work with the State of Oregon Building Codes Division in the development of new and updated codes such as the Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, Oregon Residential Specialty Code and the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

Learn more about ASHRAE’s government affairs including public policy resources, advocacy alliances, toolkits, and frequently asked questions. For more information about Oregon ASHRAE’s government advocacy, please contact GGAC Committee chair Gary Heikkenin.