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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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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

IAQ Resources

Indoor Air Quality Resources

ASHRAE offers a multitude of resources on IAQ, IEQ and environmental health. Learn more about featured products, or browse the ASHRAE Bookstore for the latest guidance.


Free Download - IAQ Guide

The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality.

Developed in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The guide is now available as a free download.

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ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings

ASHRAE IAQ 2013 reviews the state of knowledge on the balance between environmental health and energy efficiency in the pursuit of low-energy buildings. The conference covers a broad range of topics including residential and commercial buildings, new construction and retrofit, active and passive approaches, design, and operation.

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The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offers regularly scheduled professional development seminars and short courses related to indoor air quality. These seminars/courses provide high-quality, authoritative and credible technical information and all content is developed through ALI’s peer-review process.

Learning-Institute_logo_web.gifShort courses, including Avoiding IAQ Problems: Using ASHRAE’s New IAQ Guide and Project Management for Improved IAQ are available now.

Complete list of the courses offered regularly by ALI.
Complete list of courses that are open for registration.



Clean, Lean and Green IAQ for Sustainable Buildings - an ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast DVD 

This broadcast/webcast from the studio of WETA Public Television in Arlington, VA, challenges the building community to use enhanced IAQ practices to create a more sustainable built environment. The panel shares the combined knowledge and experience of over 100 industry professionals. The information presented here is intended for a cross section of professionals, including design engineers, architects, contractors, building owners, developers, and facility managers.

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Standard 62.1-2013 - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 is ASHRAE's primary standard for indoor air quality for buildings except low-rise residential. The 2013 revision adds a number of changes to remove inconsistencies and improve clarity. Other changes include modifying the Zone Air Distribution Effectiveness for underfloor air distribution systems that meet certain conditions, an increase in the required MERV rating for filters upstream of wetted cooling coils, the addition of a performance path for determining exhaust requirements, the addition of refrigerated warehouses to Table 6-1, and modification of the requirements for water used in humidification systems.

Available in print or digital format
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Standard 55-2013 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

86150.jpgANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 outlines conditions for environmental thermal acceptability and is intended for use in design, commissioning, and testing of buildings and other occupied spaces and HVAC systems and for the evaluation of thermal environments.

Available in print or digital format