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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. Over 55,000 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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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 Pocket Guide

ASHRAE Pocket Guide for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, Refrigeration, 8th Ed.

$49 ($42 ASHRAE Member) / 342 pages / 2013

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Authoritative HVAC&R Information on the Spot

The ASHRAE Pocket Guide is packed with practical and useful information and is designed for easy use in the office or on the job site.

This eighth edition, revised and expanded for 2013, includes or covers

  • properties for new refrigerants,
  • new data on refrigerant safety,
  • ventilation requirements for residential and nonresidential occupancies,
  • occupant thermal comfort,
  • extensive data on sound and vibration control,
  • thermal storage,
  • radiant-panel heating and cooling,
  • air-to-air energy recovery,
  • space air diffusion data,
  • equipment heat load data,
  • combustion turbines,
  • fuel cells,
  • ultraviolet lamp systems, and more.

This edition's updates include data from the four current volumes of the ASHRAE Handbook series, including the 2013 ASHRAE Handbook--Fundamentals, and from the 2010 and 2013 editions of ASHRAE standards 15, 34, 55, 62.1, 62.2, and 90.1.