Curiosity Lab Partnership with ASHRAE to Support Smart City Technology and Sustainable Energy Innovation

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. – Oct. 8, 2019 – Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners today announced its strategic partnership with ASHRAE to support meaningful innovation for smart city technologies. Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Ga., a northern suburb of Atlanta.

ASHRAE represents more than 57,000 building systems design and industrial process engineers from around the world and will move their global headquarters into the Curiosity Lab neighborhood in Peachtree Corners. ASHRAE’s new net-zero-ready global headquarters will be renovated to showcase HVAC&R equipment and technology in action.

ASHRAE embodies the living lab concept and will be demonstrating state-of-the-art IoT technologies to HVAC&R leaders from around the world. The Society also hosts technical seminars on a wide variety of topics and will  hold continuing education opportunities on a regular basis for members and industry professionals at its HQ in Peachtree Corners.

Curiosity Lab serves as a proving ground for novel technologies and will be available for ASHRAE members and other innovators to test, demo and deploy emerging smart city or sustainable energy technologies.

“Our close proximity will allow Curiosity Lab and ASHRAE to collaborate and learn from each other as we continue to encourage technological innovation and the development of new smart city and sustainable energy concepts,” said Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.

“Peachtree Corners’ innovative approach to technology testing and development made our relocation especially appealing, and we look forward to working with both the City and Curiosity Lab to advance our smart city knowledge and capabilities.” said Jeff Littleton, Executive Vice President of ASHRAE.

About Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners
Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city living laboratory located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. The centerpiece of the lab is a 1.5-mile test and demo track which provides a real-world environment to explore emerging technologies. Additional infrastructure includes a network operations center, smart poles, DSRC units, dedicated fiber and a 25,000 square foot tech incubator. Additional information can be found at

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in researchstandards writingpublishingcertification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit and connect on LinkedIn, FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


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