Here is a list or resources that may be of interest to our community. Send us suggestions for additional sources of information. 


HVAC Excellence
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)


Agencies & National Labs

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) – Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Building Technology and Urban Systems Dept.
National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) – Building Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Associations – Featured


Women In HVACR
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
BACnet International



Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA)
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Association of Energy Engineers
BACnet International
Building Commissioning Association (BCA)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI)
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
High-Performance Building Council (HPBC)
Home Ventilating Institute (HVI)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
LonMark International
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Women In HVACR



Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCCA)
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC)


Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley
Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center



Advanced Technological Education (National Science Foundation)
Mentor Connect (for guidance on NSF-Advanced Technological Education grants)



Community College Internships (CCI) /Dept. of Energy National Laboratories


Job Listings

Get HVAC Jobs
MEP Jobs


Publications/ Online News

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration NEWS
HVACR Business



ASHRAE Scholarships & Grants
PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships
Women in HVACR Scholarships


Studies, Technical Info, & Tools

Adv. Technology Environmental & Energy Center (ATEEC) – free reports on energy-related topics
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey
Commercial Buildings Energy Saver (CBES) Tool  – energy benchmarking tool for small/medium-size office and retail buildings in California
Underfloor Air Technology, Center for the Built Environment


Workforce & Industry Projections

Bureau of Labor Statistics/HVAC Occupational Outlook
Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector, CA Community Colleges Workforce and Economic Development
HVACR Workforce Development Foundation