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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.

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Webcast Library


Making Net Zero Net Positive: Solving the Efficiency and Cost Paradox

Netzero-Header2-250W.gifThis webcast will feature industry experts who will define the importance of, and why we should strive for, net zero in the built environment. Viewers will be able to identify behaviors that create more effective ownership, design and construction teams, and will recognize the value of a collaborative process in building design and the impact on costs. With a strong emphasis on real-world applications, the program will also discuss the primary technical and financial challenges in achieving net zero buildings, and where this design approach can best be applied.


New Tomorrows for Today's Buildings: Existing Building Commissioning - April 23, 2015

Webcast Title Banner-250W.jpgThis webcast featured industry experts who defined the benefits of existing building commissioning for the environment, occupants, operations staff, and overall ownership costs. Viewers were able to recognize the varied scopes of commissioning, when to apply comprehensive versus focused commissioning, and best practices in existing building commissioning specifications & contracting.


Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency - April 17, 2014

B-in-B-archiveimage.jpgThis webcast featured industry experts who identified the link between energy efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) through the integrated design process.  Viewers learned about the importance of the four cornerstones of IEQ and how system selection can benefit both energy efficiency and IEQ.


Assessing Building Energy Performance, from Principles to Practice - April 18, 2013

This webcast featured industry experts that explained the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings. Viewers also learned about the various tools and approaches that are available, as well as the many opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.


Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems: A Path to Balancing Energy and IEQ - April 19, 2012

Hear leading experts discuss the role of Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems in the overall HVAC system and describe various DOAS equipment configurations, characteristics, and applications.  This webcast will identify common design and operational pitfalls, and cover challenges unique to DOAS.  This free webcast is brought to you by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.


Ground Source Heat Pump Systems – Putting the Earth to Work for You - April 21, 2011

Hear from leading heat pump experts how site, climate, building, HVAC system and ground characteristics affect ground heat exchanger design, how ground source system design enhances efficiency, and how to avoid design and operations pitfalls.


Right from the Start - Commissioning for High Performing Buildings April 21, 2010

Hear from leading commissioning experts about how commissioning supports a smoother construction process, maximizes energy and cost reductions, and provides a facility that operates as intended. This program will define the “what, why, when, and who” of the commissioning process and provide you with tools to commission your high performing building.

This free webcast was sponsored by the ASHRAE Chapter Technology Transfer Committee with support from ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings Magazine.


Clean, Lean, and Green: IAQ for Sustainable Buildings - April 22, 2009

Using the guidance provided by the IAQ Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning developed through collaboration with ASHRAE, AIA, BOMA, EPA, SMACNA and USGBC, this broadcast will challenge the building community to use enhanced IAQ practices to create a more sustainable built environment.   Join ASHRAE in learning more about your role in transforming mid-range practice into best practice for healthy, productive, sustainable indoor environments.


Integrated Building Design: Bringing the Pieces Together to Unleash the Power of Teamwork - April 16, 2008

This broadcast explains what you and other members of the building team must do to advance high-performance buildings with improved design, construction and operations processes. Buildings that meet the needs of occupants and truly achieve sustainability objectives can only be created if the building community shares its knowledge and experiences. Join ASHRAE in learning more about your role in integrated building design and helping to create a sustainable built environment.


Indoor Environmental Design: Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - April 18, 2007

May earn 3 PDHs

This DVD presents specific solutions to the everyday challenges of achieving indoor environmental quality within real-world budget constraints. Speakers describe how you can provide ventilation air that helps protect the building from mold risk, how to avoid the three most common mistakes in ventilation system design and operation, how to achieve all three goals of IAQ, thermal comfort and noise control at lower cost through better air distribution decisions, and how to provide comprehensive filtration without breaking your budget. This program is sponsored by ASHRAE's Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.

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Multiple Benefits Solutions for Enhanced Building Security - November 14, 2006

May Earn 3 PDHs 

This DVD, recorded from the November 14, 2006 satellite broadcast, provides information on the many efforts that can be taken to reduce vulnerability to terrorist acts and also reduce vulnerability to natural and accidental incidents.

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Sustainability and the Building Environment - April 19, 2006

May Earn 3 PDHs 

 Sustainability in the building environment has become a global issue for facility managers, building owners/operators, designers, contractors and building occupants. This DVD, recorded from the April 2006 Satellite Broadcast, provides information regarding building sustainability principles, practices, and emerging concepts.

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Mold in the Building Environment - April 13, 2005

May Earn PDHs

Mold is a global concern for designers, contractors, building owners/operators, and building occupants. Information on how to properly control moisture and humidity conditions in order to minimize mold in the built environment is presented this DVD, recorded from the April 13, 2005, satellite broadcast and Webcast, Mold in Our Building Environment, sponsored by ASHRAE’s Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC).

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Homeland Security Satellite Broadcast, April 14, 2004

May Earn PDHs

This DVD recorded from the April 14, 2004 satellite broadcast, provides information on the design, construction, and operation of buildings. It is intended to reach a cross-section of professionals, which includes engineers, architects, building owners and managers, fire, police, medical responders, public safety officers and risk managers, and many other key personnel.