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Why Join ASHRAE

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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Resources & Publications
 

ASHRAE Journal

February-cover-2015-100W.jpgThis month’s cover article looks at the contributing factors to the cause and spread of fires in commercial kitchens, which result in an average annual loss of two civilian deaths, 115 civilian injuries, and $246 million in direct property damage per year. Other articles discuss radiant heating and cooling systems and electrical protection for HVAC&R equipment.
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HPB Magazine

HPB_Cover_Winter2015-100W.jpgDavid and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters wins ASHRAE’s 2014 Award of Engineering Excellence, achieves a trifecta of energy efficiency, comfort and beauty. Chilled beams and continued optimization of building operations contribute to its annual energy use intensity of 23.5 kBtu/ft2. Solar panels produce more energy than it uses annually.
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ASHRAE Terminology

ASHRAE-Logo-90x90.jpgExplore this new free resource, a comprehensive online glossary of more than 3700 terms related to the built environment, with a focus on HVAC&R terms. Learn more at www.ashrae.org/ASHRAETerms
 
 
 

Comment on Publications

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Refrigeration Commissioning Guidance

The first of its kind, Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems provides guidance to owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities that use refrigeration systems to help ensure that project requirements are met and owners’ expectations are achieved. Download a free PDF copy or purchase a physical copy in the ASHRAE bookstore >
 

Download Free BIM Guide

Learn how to use the latest building technology with ASHRAE's Building Information Modeling Guide. The Guide is available as a free download >
 

Discounts for Bulk, Trade and Libraries

ASHRAE provides discounts for bulk purchasers, book traders and for libraries.
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APPS AND EBOOKS

90px_epub.jpgAs ASHRAE seeks to expand its mission around the globe, on-the-go access becomes increasingly important. ASHRAE mobile formats are simple, portable solutions that deliver the latest building technology information to your smartphone or tablet. ASHRAE is pleased to offer a growing selection of mobile apps and eBooks. Learn more >>
 
 

ASHRAE Publications

See a list of major publications from ASHRAE including Standards, User's Manuals, and the latest books.
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ASHRAE Handbook ONLINE

You can now access all four current ASHRAE Handbook volumes online. Now only $29 for ASHRAE members, a one-year subscription gives you immediate access to I-P and SI editions. 
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Free Energy Guidance

To promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and its partners are making the Advanced Energy Design Guides available for free download (PDF). The guides offer designers and contractors the tools needed for achieving a 30% energy savings compared to buildings that meet the minimum requirements of Standard 90.1-1999 or 50% savings compared to buildings that meet the minimum requirements of Standard 90.1-2004.
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Reuse of ASHRAE Content

Please visit the permissions and licensing page for information on reuse of ASHRAE content in print or digital form and/or information on licensing for multiple users & software developers.
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Science and Technology for the Built Environment

ASHRAE’s archival research journal has a new name. Beginning January 2015, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, formerly HVAC&R Research, expands its scope to include papers in areas of science and technology for the built environment. In addition to traditional areas of research in HVAC&R, the journal's papers offer comprehensive reporting of original research to cover topics such as smart buildings, thermal comfort, aircraft ventilation, and automotive climate technology. Learn more >
 

Join the Conversation

ASHRAExCHANGE provides both ASHRAE members and others in the industry with a free online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange on design, construction, operation and support of the built environment.   
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