ASHRAE Code of Ethics (2013)


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers


ASHRAE Code of Ethics

Date Approved: 

January 30, 2013

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ASHRAE Code of Ethics

(Approved by ASHRAE Board of Directors January 30, 2013) As members of ASHRAE or participants in ASHRAE committees, we pledge to act with honesty, fairness, courtesy, competence, integrity and respect for others in our conduct.

A. Efforts of the Society, its members, and its bodies shall be directed at all times to enhancing the public health, safety and welfare.

B. Members and organized bodies of the Society shall be good stewards of the world’s resources including energy, natural, human and financial resources.

C. Our products and services shall be offered only in areas where our competence and expertise can satisfy the public need.

D. We shall act with care and competence in all activities, using and developing up-to-date knowledge and skills.

E. We shall avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and disclose them to affected parties when they do exist.

F. The confidentiality of business affairs, proprietary information, intellectual property, procedures, and restricted Society discussions and materials shall be respected.

G. Each member is expected and encouraged to be committed to the code of ethics of his or her own professional or trade association in their nation and area of work.

H. Activities crossing national and cultural boundaries shall respect the ethical codes of the seat of the principal activity.

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