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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.

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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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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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ASHRAE, IAQA to Join Forces to Grow Resources for Indoor Air Quality Professionals

Jul 14, 2014
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. Pending a three to six month period of due diligence, IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while m...

ASHRAE Introduces New Strategic Plan at 2014 Annual Conference

Jul 21, 2014
ATLANTA – Major actions taken at ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference included introduction of its strategic plan, creation of a new indoor air quality alliance, and announcement of a milestone related to its research program and Foundation. Some 1,700 people attended the Conference, held June 28-Jul...

ASHRAE Announces Special Limited Pricing Offer; Changes to In Operation Methodology for bEQ Program

Jul 29, 2014
Free Submissions Available to Qualified Submitters ATLANTA – To allow greater uniformity for building types seeking an In Operation rating under its Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, ASHRAE is now using methodology from its standard for energy efficiency in existing buildings to calcula...

New Course on Building Demand Response and Coming Smart Grid Offered by ASHRAE

Aug 5, 2014
Fall Online Course Series ATLANTA – Peak demand management and response is a critical factor as most developed countries move toward a national smart grid, which will help provide a reliable and secure infrastructure that can meet future demand growth as well as more effectively integrate di...

Papers Sought for International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships

Aug 11, 2014
ATLANTA – Papers are being sought for a conference on ships and on land facilities that focuses on the state of the art and challenges related to environment, HVAC, energy security and health and safety among other topics. Organized by ASHRAE, the Hellenic Navy, the Technical Chamber of Gree...

Leading Building Industry Groups Agree to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development

Aug 21, 2014
Move will coordinate Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code and LEED to offer comprehensive system of regulatory and voluntary leadership tools for jurisdictions ATLANTA – ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illumina...

ASHRAE Supports Change to NCEES Education Initiative

Aug 28, 2014
ATLANTA – A move by United States engineering and surveying licensing boards to remove a requirement for an additional 30 credit hours for obtaining licensure as a Professional Engineer is met with approval by ASHRAE. In 2006, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (...

ASHRAE/IES Propose Adding Verification Requirements to Energy Standard

Sep 8, 2014
ATLANTA – Multiple compliance options to ensure verification of delivered building envelope performance are being proposed for the ASHRAE/IES energy standard. “Uncontrolled air leakage has long been an unquantified variable in load calculations for buildings large and small,” Chris Mathis said....

ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard

Sep 5, 2014
ATLANTA – Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its indoor air quality standard may be difficult to apply in existing buildings, ASHRAE is proposing an alternate compliance path. Proposed addendum b is one of six addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptab...

ASHRAE in the House: Society Explores Path toward Involvement in Residential

Sep 11, 2014
ATLANTA – When it comes to energy, the residential sector consumes a fifth of all the primary energy used by the United States (21 percent) and more than half (54 percent) of all energy used by buildings. Similar trends are also observed in other parts of the world. For example, in Europe, res...

ASHRAE Provides Assistance to Future Engineers Through Scholarships

Sep 15, 2014
ATLANTA – Twenty five students are receiving nearly $130,000 in financial assistance for the 2014-15 school year via ASHRAE’s scholarship program. Over the course of 26 years ASHRAE has awarded more than $1.4 million to over 300 deserving undergraduate and graduate students. The recipients o...

ASHRAE Selected as 2014 Best of Building Award Recipient by USGBC Members

Sep 17, 2014
ATLANTA – ASHRAE is pleased to announce today that it received the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Best of Building award for Best Professional Association. “ASHRAE is proud to be recognized as the Best Professional Association in the Best of Building Awards,” Tom Phoenix, ASHRAE presi...

ASHRAE Releases Legionellosis Standard for Fourth Public Review Draft

Sep 29, 2014
ATLANTA - A fourth version of ASHRAE's proposed legionellosis standard is open for public comment until November 10, 2014. Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, currently under development, will establish minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for bu...

ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Chicago for 2015 Winter Conference, Expo

Sep 30, 2014
ATLANTA -– Registration is open for ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago where attendees have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, network; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and o...

DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

Oct 2, 2014
ATLANTA - Following preliminary analysis that ASHRAE/IES's 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the 2010 standard - 8.5 percent source energy savings and 7.6 site energy savings - the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a ruling that establishes the 2013 standard ...

ASHRAE Announces Recipients of Student Design Competition; Applied Engineering Challenge

Oct 16, 2014
ATLANTA - Students who took part in ASHRAE's 2014 Student Design Competition were challenged to do research and design for a research and design development facility. The 2014 student competition focuses on a two story office building in New York City with a research and development facility...

ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference Technical Program: New Tracks Address Industry's Big Needs

Nov 6, 2014
ATLANTA –-- With more than five new tracks, 100 sessions and 400 speakers, the Technical Program at ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference capitalizes on the wide range of systems, equipment and applications in the Chicago area to present several relevant and timely programs. “With the Conference being...

Importance of Refrigeration - and Ice Cream - Focus of ASHRAE Conference Workshop

Nov 13, 2014
ATLANTA - From Cherry Garcia to Sea Salt Caramel, Americans love their ice cream. Nearly 9 percent of cow's milk produced in the United States goes toward making ice cream, and America is the number one consumer worldwide. What better way to illustrate the importance of refrigeration technology, ...

2014 Green Building Standard Now Available from ASHRAE/USGBC/IES

Nov 18, 2014
ATLANTA - New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard fo...

ASHRAE Drives Home Residential Guidance in 2015 Winter Conference Technical Program

Dec 3, 2014
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Recipients of Technology Awards Announced by ASHRAE

Dec 12, 2014
ATLANTA – Buildings designed for a range of occupant types and uses – including penguins, patients, skaters, students, government employees and water testers – are being recognized for innovative design with ASHRAE Technology Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by ASHRAE members...

ASHRAE/IES Proposes Expansion of Climate Zones for Energy Standard

Dec 16, 2014
ATLANTA – New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, open for public comment starting Dec. ...