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Message from Our President

Chapter President

Welcome to the South African Chapter of ASHRAE. We are a volunteer based society of dedicated professionals in the Built Environment, striving to improve and share building sciences and related industries. The ASHRAE society has been around since 1894 consisting of about 56,000 members internationally with 132 Nations divided into 15 Regions, with local Chapters supporting each Region. These all form and serve a community of enthusiastic volunteers in constant communication and selflessly sharing their knowledge and experience. The South African Chapter was chartered in July 2018 which brings the total number of ASHRAE societies in Africa to four.

Our focus this year is to build solid platforms for each of our committees, which comprises 15 committees consisting of the mandatory committees prescribed by the society and the newly formed sustainability, building simulations, fire and related industry committees along with the Young Engineers in ASHRAE committee. While we consist primarily of built environment professionals we hope to extend our membership base to include other construction professionals including Architects, Quantity surveyors, contractors and industry associated people. We are also hoping to grow our Women in ASHRAE campaign.

With the formation of the SA Chapter we hope to bring our shared enthusiasm, dedication and technical expertise to you our members through our volunteer committees and industry specialists. We encourage you to join ASHRAE SA Chapter to be a volunteer to help grow the South African building Sciences and we look forward to hearing from you.

President ASHRAE SA Chapter 2019/2020


ASHRAE South Africa Chapter gratefully acknowledges the support of:
  • Platinum sponsor: ISIB (Turkish HVAC Exporters' Association)
  • Gold sponsor: Trane / Service first
  • Silver sponsors:
    • AOS Consulting
    • Baltimore Air Coil
    • Heating Centre
    • Ingenium Engineers
  • Ad-hoc sponsors:


Upcoming Events

Technical Talks

We have several technical talks scheduled as follows.

Free webinars:

  • ASHRAE Standard 15 - Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, from ASHRAE's Rajasthan Chapter. 9 July 2020 15h00 SAST. [Register]
  • Burj Khalifa: Engineering the World's Tallest Building, from ASHRAE's Rajasthan Chapter. 17 July 2020 15h00 SAST. [Register]

A 17-month program on the Practical Application of SANS 10400:2011 Part T on Fire Protection. Non-members welcome.

  • Part 9: 22 July 2020 (webinar) [Register]
  • Parts 10 to 17: To be announced



2018-2019 (founding)
(Years run July to June)