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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.

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

Five years ago, ASHRAE renovated and expanded its headquarters, creating a “living lab” in the process. This month’s cover article explores lessons learned from the project. Other articles discuss current trends for health-care ventilation, commissioning, and HVAC systems for labs.
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HPB Magazine

A technical feature in this issue explores how changing building technologies such as photovoltaics and LED lighting impacts building design, specifically addressing how the nation’s first net zero energy school would be redesigned using today’s technologies. Case studies on net zero energy buildings in two climate extremes—coastal Maine and Phoenix—examine how these projects minimize energy use despite challenging weather conditions.
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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 >

HVAC&R Research

Each 100+ page issue of HVAC&R Research offers comprehensive reporting of research in the fields of environmental control for the built environment and cooling technologies for a wide range of applications and related processes and concepts, including underlying thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. 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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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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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 >

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.