The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Best of Building Award in the best professional association category.

The award recognizes the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in sustainable building, including green HVAC.

“USGBC’s membership represents a diverse community of leaders that have made significant contributions to the advancement of green building,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer at the USGBC. “We congratulate ASHRAE as these peer-chosen awards reflect new and innovative achievements that are to be commended.”