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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. Approximately 51,000 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 has a PhD in Particle Technology from the University of Minnesota and over 25 years experience in filtration, filter testing, and contamination control. He has held senior technical and marketing positions in leading filter, filter media, and particle instrumentation companies, where he has assisted customers around the world with their filtration and particle measurement problems. He lectures world wide on various aspects of filtration and contamination control and has been an instructor at the University of Minnesota short course on air filtration since 1996. He is very active in standards development and chairman of committees in the US and for ISO writing standards for HEPA and ULPA filters. Currently, he 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.


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