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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. 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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Residential Buildings Resources

"The total number of housing units in the U.S. has steadily grown over the last 30 years. Based on historical record, an increase in the number of homes has correlated with an increase in energy use, including for heating, cooling and appliances. The share of energy used in homes has increased over time. The increase in use of home appliances and electronics, however, could be offset by efficiency gains per unit."

- US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency Trends in Residential and Commercial Buildings

 

 

Essential Resources from ASHRAE

icc 700 nahb national green building standardASHRAE/ICC 700-2015--National Green Building Standard

ASHRAE has partnered with ICC and NAHB to publish a revised third edition of the National Green Building Standard. The 2015 edition incorporates changes that better align the NGBS with the I-codes, expands the application of innovative practices and builds upon years of building and certifying to NGBS.

 

86239.jpgStandard 90.2-2007 -- Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ANSI Approved)

This standard provides minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of residential buildings, including new dwelling units, new portions of dwelling units and their systems, and new systems and equipment in existing dwelling units.

 

Standard 62.2-2016 -- Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ANSI/ASHRAE Approved)

This standard defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise residential buildings.

 

Standard 55-2013 -- Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013 defines the range of indoor thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of occupants, but accommodates a variety of design solutions intended to provide comfort and to respect today's imperative for sustainable buildings.

 

Guideline 24-2008 -- Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

This guideline provides information on how to achieve good IAQ beyond minimum requirements. It provides information relevant to ventilation and IAQ on envelope and system design, material selection, commissioning and installation, and operation and maintenance.

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