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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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New Operation Training

New HVAC Design & Operation Training coming to Atlanta
ASHRAE is offering the new Improving Existing Building Operation training on August 18–19, 2016 at Headquarters in Atlanta. This interactive course provides the fundamental and technical knowledge for the proper operation and maintenance of existing HVAC systems to maximize building performance. Learn the techniques needed to measure existing building performance to make commercial facilities operate more efficiently and economically. Learn More & Register >>

Funding ASHRAE Research

The value of ASHRAE research is being highlighted industry-wide as chapters work to raise funds for the 2015-16 RP Campaign. Since 1959, ASHRAE Research has initiated a total of nearly 900 research projects with a combined value of nearly $150 million in today’s dollars. But what do those 57 years’ worth of dollars mean in today’s money? Learn More >>

2016 Ventilation Standards

First published in 1973 as Standard 62 and widely updated for 2016, ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 62.2 are the recognized standards for ventilation system design and acceptable IAQ in commercial and residential buildings. Both Standards have undergone extensive scope changes and are intended to be used for calculations for code review and physical operation. This edition also includes a major change to the scope of the standard.
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ASHRAE Journal

Hospitals use two to three times more energy than other commercial buildings. Two articles in this month’s issue tackle ventilation in hospitals. The first examines best practices for determining the airflow path in patient rooms, and the second explores the evolution of health-care ventilation.

2017 Call for Programs

Seminar, forum and workshop proposals, due Aug. 8, are being accepted for ASHRAE’s 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, NV. New tracks include resiliency, water-energy nexus, industrial buildings and life safety, and mission critical facilities. Rapidly advancing technology coupled with the speed of a changing climate is significantly altering design conditions, creating problems for today’s ASHRAE members. The conference seeks to address those problems.
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ASHRAE’s archival research journal, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (STBE), which offers  comprehensive reporting of original research in science and technology, has been accepted for inclusion in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation ReportsTM (JCR), the recognized authority for evaluating journals. Its Impact Factor for 2015 has also been updated. Learn More >>


Three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year. Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE's Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) under International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17024:2012. Learn More >>

High Performing Buildings

While pursuing high performance projects is still seen as risky business by some, this issue features projects that achieve economic and environmental sustainability. Learn how the developer of the spec office project 749 University Row mitigated risks and incorporated “practical sustainability.” Read More >>



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