ASHRAE funds research for Homeland Security issues.

ATLANTA - Research related to homeland security issues will soon be funded by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. ASHRAE will spend $2.3 million in the 2004-2005 fiscal year on research, with $110,000 budgeted initially for projects related to homeland security

"In response to the need for responsible and balanced technical information on protecting the occupants of buildings since 9-11, the scope of ASHRAE research has been expanded to include safety under extraordinary incidents," said Lawrence Spielvogel, P.E., chairman of ASHRAE's Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security. "We expect to do research and publish guidance on methods for dealing with chemical, biological and radiological attacks to serve our members and the public.

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