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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

R. Vijayakumar, Ph.D.

R. Vijayakumar is the founder and head of AERFIL, a consulting company devoted to providing technical and business solutions and services for the filtration and contamination control industry as well as educational and training support for the industry. His current clients include major filtration companies in China, Brazil and India. With over 30 years’ experience in leading filtration and particle test instrument companies to go with his Ph.D. in particle technology; Vijayakumar is a globally recognized expert and mentor in contamination control and filtration sought after by clients worldwide. He is an advisor to NASA for air filtration systems for space habitat. In keeping with his philosophy that knowledge grows only by sharing, he teaches freely and often wherever someone wants to learn the subject. He has been on the faculty of the short course on air and gas filtration at the University of Minnesota since its inception and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Building Research. He has taught courses in cleanroom designs for ASHRAE, and is a Distinguished Lecturer for them lecturing around the world on various aspects of filtration and cleanroom designs. He has served as the President of the IEST, the premiere contamination control organization in the US. Currently, he chairs standards development committees at the ISO and in the US writing standards for high efficiency filters used in cleanrooms, hospitals, and indoor environments.


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