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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

Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria

Short Course:
Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice HVAC Design Considerations and Criteria

Course Length: 3 hours

Companion Course: Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems

Based on the second edition of ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, this course introduces experienced mechanical engineers to the unique requirements of healthcare HVAC design. This course provides an overview of healthcare HVAC systems including the genesis of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. Infection control is highlighted, focusing on the role of HVAC systems, risk management and protecting populations. Air-handling and distribution system specifications are discussed. Life safety is handled in unique ways in hospitals. Smoke and fire dampers, compartments and controls are discussed. Central utility plants for healthcare facilities are described. This Design course concludes with assessing existing HVAC systems and the complexities of designing renovations such as phasing, utility shutdowns, and infection control risk mitigation.

This ALI course/seminar may be a suitable resource to help prepare for a Certification exam or earn PDHs for recertification.


Course Instructors


All of these offerings are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. These offerings may also be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Seminar Series, which takes place during the Spring and Fall of each year.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), for more information about availability and scheduling an ALI seminar/course for your organization

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Eduction & Certification to see if this course is being offered