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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.

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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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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

Standards 62.1 & 62.2

The Standards for Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

ANSI/ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 62.2 are the recognized standards for ventilation system design and acceptable IAQ. Get the information you need to ensure a project is designed according to the latest requirements.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 - Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

The 2013 revision of ASHRAE's standard for indoor air quality adds a number of changes to remove inconsistencies and improve clarity, including

  • 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
  • Modification of the requirements for water used in humidification systems.

List Price: $79 ($67 ASHRAE Member)
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ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013 -Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

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.

The 2013 edition includes revised mechanical ventilation rates, as well as changes regarding climate limitations on pressurization and depressurization, carbon monoxide alarms, and calculations and weather data for estimating annual leakage.

List Price: $58 ($48 ASHRAE Member)

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The Indoor Air Quality Guide


ASHRAE's 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 IAQ. This comprehensive publication provides both summary and detailed guidance in the form of a printed book and accompanying CD.

The complete text may purchased from the ASHRAE Bookstore, or downloaded for free. Learn more