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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

Energy Efficiency

Why Less is More: Energy Efficiency Guidance from ASHRAE 


 Energy Efficiency Guides for Existing Commercial Buildings

Technical Implementation



The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers


Provides specific and practical energy efficiency measures that will help achieve the goal of building sustainability while reducing energy costs. It's the perfect resource for builders and engineers.


Provides the rationale for making economic decisions related to improving and sustaining energy efficiency in existing buildings. It's the perfect resource for clients and building owners.


Both books now available for one low price
Price: $80
ASHRAE Member: $66



Business Case Bulk Orders

Need more copies for your clients?

The Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers is also available for bulk purchase. These can be customized with your company logo.

For ordering information, contact specialsales@ashrae.org or call ASHRAE Publishing Services at (678) 500-3917.


Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Second Edition

Defines best practices for energy survey and analysis for purchasers and providers of energy audit services. This new, full-color edition provides updated guidance and tools for energy consulting engineers, LEED ® professionals, real estate professionals, building owners and building managers.

-Provides a reference guide for building owners, managers, and government entities as to what to expect from an audit

-Shows how to conduct effective energy audits that lead to actionable audit reports

-Includes more than 25 guideline forms plus access to the forms in spreadsheet format for easy customization

Price: $99
ASHRAE Member: $84



 Also Available:

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 - Energy Conservation in New Buildings Exept Low Rise and Residential Buidings

  • Provides the minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of most buildings.
  • Has been a benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards worldwide for more than 35 years
Advanced Energy Design Guides
  • Designed to provide recommendations for achieving energy savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.

Standard 189.1-2009 - Standard for the Design of high-Performance Green Buildings (ANSI Approved; USGBC and IES Co-sponsored)

  • Provide minimum requirements for the siting, design, construction, and plan for operation of high-performance green buildings to balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupant comfort and well being, and community sensitivity

Standard 189.1-2009 User's Manual

  • Helps users understand Standard 189.1-2009's requirements and how to comply with them
  • Includes a CD with book's compliance forms, calculators and example templates

Standard 100-2006 - Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings (ANSI/IESNA Approved)

  • Provides criteria that will result in the conservation of energy resources in existing buildings

Standard 105-2007 - Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance (ANSI Appproved)

  • Provides a method of energy performance comparison that can be used for any building, proposed or existing, and allows different methods of energy analysis to be compared


 20100825_citybynight.jpgBuilding Energy Assessment Professional Certification

ASHRAE has developed the Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification program in collaboration with representatives from ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program, IESNA, NIBS, SMACNA, and TABB.

The purpose of this program is to certify individuals’ ability to audit and analyze residential, commercial, and industrial buildings including determining project scope, collecting data, analyzing building performance, interpreting results, evaluating alternatives, submitting recommendations for energy conservation measures, and assisting with the implementation of these recommendations. 

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