National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) donated $10,000 to ASHRAE Research during the 2013 NEBB Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Stan Fleischer, President, NEBB, gave a presentation check to Tim Wentz, vice president, ASHRAE, at the opening session of the 2013 NEBB Annual Conference on May 2, continuing the long tradition of NEBB’s support for ASHRAE research. NEBB’s donation will help fund two research projects:“1245-RP 7.07 69,808 Determine the Effects of Duct Fittings on Air Velocity Measurements at Kansas State University; and “Measuring Air-tightness of Mid- and High-rise Non-residential Buildings.”

NEBB’s donation will help ASHRAE’s research to further high performance HVAC&R technologies which result in improved standards and guidelines.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) "Golden Circle" is made up of investors who contributed $10,000 or more to ASHRAE research. Golden Circle investors contributed more than 10% of the total amount of funds collected for research.  Universities and other private enterprises conduct these research programs, and the findings are used to update ASHRAE’s standards and guidelines. ASHRAE’s guidelines then serve as a benchmark and help educate and promote uniform testing, ratings and safe practices throughout the entire HVACR industry.