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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Over 55,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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Develop Leadership Skills

When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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Education & Certification

ASHRAE Instructors

Birol Kilkis, Ph.D.

Birol Kilkis received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with high honors. He is a professor in the same discipline and also holds a diploma with honors from Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Bruxelles. His main interests include unified quantum theory of heat transfer, panel heating and cooling, hybrid HVAC Systems, heat pumps and district energy systems. Dr. Kilkis has published over 200 papers on related fields, a book and several technical notes. He has authored about 40 ASHRAE papers and articles since 1991. Currently, Dr. Kilkis is the Chairman of TC 6.5, Vice Chair of TC1.6 and a member of TC 6.1, 6.4 and 6.2. He serves in other institutions also such as ASTM (member E-44), ASME, IGSPHA, and IRR. He was instrumental in developing the MOH diagram for hybrid HVAC Systems, and is the prime investigator of several international research and applied projects ranging from museums, libraries, and district energy systems to computer aided design and optimization of panel heating and cooling systems.


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