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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. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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Importance of Building Performance Illustrated by ASHRAE Certification Program

Dec 5, 2013

Contact: Jodi Scott
Public Relations

2014 Winter Conference

ATLANTA – Starting out on the right step in the design, construction and operation of buildings to ensure optimum building performance is crucial. One way ASHRAE is working to improve performance, of both people and buildings, is through its certification program.

ASHRAE’s certification programs recognize industry professionals who have mastered the knowledge and skills reflecting best practices in certain aspects of building design and operations. Earning this recognized, high-quality industry certification is a distinct honor that demonstrates value to the design process and serves as a springboard for continued professional development. ASHRAE has certified more than 1,600 HVAC&R professionals.

All six of ASHRAE’s certification exams are being given as part of ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference, Jan. 18-22, at the New York Hilton, New York, N.Y., www.ashrae.org/newyork. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo®, held in conjunction with the Winter Conference, runs Jan. 21-23,  www.ahrexpo.com.

The Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center, takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as opposed to the traditional Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Take advantage of ASHRAE’s special administration of the certification examinations on Jan. 23, 2014. The deadline to apply is Jan. 3, 2014. For complete information, visit www.ashrae.org/2014nycexams.

ASHRAE’s six certifications are:

  • Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP)
  • Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP)
  • High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
  • Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP)
  • Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP)

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.