The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) updated HVAC&R-related press on its work in sustainability at a news conference held Monday, Jan. 26.

Sustainability means more than recycling soda cans. It means looking ahead and considering how the concrete from the building you're designing will be used 50 years from now, according to a speaker from an ASHRAE news conference on sustainability.

"It's not about grabbing the sustainable guide from the shelf and saying "