UK Midlands chapter

Who we are

UK Midlands was the first ASHRAE group formed in the UK. In 2017 we were inaugurated as a Chapter. Members based in midlands region are automatically enrolled. We welcome all members in the UK to join us.

What we do

At ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

A Message From The Chapter President

"As your incoming President it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ UK Midlands Chapter.
We are living in challenging and exciting times. Net Zero Emissions by 2050 targets are looming, with the UK being one of the first major economies to make it into law. We need to recognize that new and existing buildings account for around 40% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is therefore imperative that we take immediate steps to decarbonize the built environment by reducing emissions associated with building construction components and equipment (the embodied carbon), and emissions that occur from operational energy use (the operational carbon dioxide emissions)...
Hence the UK Midlands strategic theme this year is ‘Decarbonising Our Buildings’. The strategy will be promoted through educational and technical events, and engagement through key stakeholders to share best practice. We need to do this not only within the ASHRAE Midlands circle but also among our wider professional communities in order to increase awareness. The ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization (TFBD) has been has been providing leadership and technical resources since 2021. Such outreach is vital, as highlighted by the ASHRAE Society’s 2022-23 theme promoted by President Farooq Mehboob – ‘Securing Our Future.’ As Mehboob says, “A meaningful and powerful future will not come to us...we must collectively seek it...create it...and SECURE it”."
Saziye Dickson
President, UK Midlands Chapter
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Presidential Address: Securing Our Future

We are experiencing a time of accelerated change and an era of unpredictability that is unlikely to go away any time soon. Our success in navigating these changes will be based on problem solving, creativity, innovation, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt. “Securing Our Future” examines how the crucial personal and professional events of the past can help us leverage Relationships, Knowledge and Change as the formula for making an impact and embracing our diverse world.

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Latest News & Updates

ASHRAE UK Midlands Scholarship Announcement 2022

In 2022 ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter introduced the Scholarship programme which is open to all ASHRAE student members in the UK.; and all ASHRAE student members are encouraged to apply …

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ASHRAE UK Midlands and RED Engineering Data Centre Training for Students

ASHRAE UK Midlands YEA and Sheffield University ASHRAE student branch organised Data Centre Design Training for Students at Sheffield University on 14 Dec 2022. This training was focused mainly on …

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Webinar: Impacts of Climate Change and Urbanization on Future Building Performance

With the increasing interest in climate change driven by human activity, recent research has focused on the impact of climate change or urban heat island on building operation and performance …

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Board of Governors

Saziye Dickson


Joshua Vasudevan


Darren Wilkinson

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Edward Murphy

Vice President

Steven Gill

Vice President

Mahroo Eftekhari

Vice President & Treasurer

Eric Roberts






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