With a focus on ease of navigation and new technology, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently unveiled its redesigned Web site (www.ASHRAE.org).
The improved Web Site is a cornerstone of fulfilling ASHRAE’s new Strategic Plan, which calls for sustainability leadership, world-class educational programs, a raised public profile, and global access to technical information. A refined Google-powered search engine has been added; a new, simpler design incorporates a technology that will integrate with the new member database that goes live this fall, allowing members to access subscription management tools for eLists and newsletters, and account history for events, purchases and dues.
The simplified site navigation is now broken into six tabbed sections:
– Members (formerly Membership)
– Publications (formerly Education and Publications)
– Technology (formerly Technology and Standards)
– Education (formerly Education and Publications)
– Events (formerly Meetings and Events), and
– Students (formerly Student Zone)
Content from the previous site’s “About Us” section now occupies a position at the top left of ASHRAE.org under a new “About Us” section. The upgraded site will also include a redesigned bookstore upon the section’s completion in December.