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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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See You in Seattle in June

Abundant rain and thriving evergreens keep the city of Seattle green and lush, but the city has taken the concept of “green” to a whole different level. Sustainability is promoted in all aspects of life, which makes Seattle the perfect location for ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference. The Conference addresses topics such as ground source heat pumps, operations and maintenance and indoor environmental quality, as well as the second annual ASHRAE research summit.
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Certification in Seattle

An ASHRAE certification is a distinct honor held by top professionals in HVAC&R and allied fields and is recognized as a standard of excellence worldwide. Take advantage of ASHRAE’s special administration of the BEAP (Building Energy Assessment Professional) and BEMP (Building Energy Modeling Professional) certification examinations on July 1, 2014, 2:00 pm in Seattle in conjunction with the ASHRAE Annual Conference. Ready to apply? Learn More >


In an effort to make digital versions of ASHRAE products easier to use across multiple platforms while maintaining necessary copyright protection, the ASHRAE Bookstore, in partnership with Techstreet, announced it will no longer use FileOpen to enforce digital rights management (DRM) that locks PDFs to a specific device. The change simplifies access to ASHRAE product PDFs, which may now be used on any PDF-capable device.

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ASHRAE Journal

Five years ago, ASHRAE renovated and expanded its headquarters. A primary achievement of the renovation was the creation of a “living lab” for research by the Society and its members. This month’s cover article explores lessons learned from the project. Other articles discuss current trends for health-care ventilation, commissioning, and HVAC systems for labs.

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System-level energy use data is critical to evaluating and managing building performance. Energy monitoring lessons learned from the Bosarge Family Education Center are among the latest topics now being discussed on ASHRAExCHANGE, an online discussion platform for real-time information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment. The platform is free and open to ASHRAE members and others in the industry.
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Register for Webcast

Registration is now open for ASHRAE's next FREE webcast, entitled “Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency,” The webcast will broadcast live on April 17, 2014.    The presentation will feature industry experts who will identify the link between energy efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) through the integrated design process. This FREE webcast program will broadcast live via the internet.
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Member Focus

Why did you join ASHRAE? I first joined ASHRAE to have access to ASHRAE literature at member price, today an important drive is to actively participate in our technical community and give back something to ASHRAE, although knowing that I shall never be able give as much as I received. ASHRAE was always the most important source of information on HVAC&R. Since my first days in HVAC consulting, I used to work with ASHRAE technical literature; the ASHRAE Handbooks were and are always literally at hand reach. Read More >

High Performing Buildings

A technical feature in this issue explores how changing building technologies such as photovoltaics and LED lighting impacts building design, specifically addressing how the nation’s first net zero energy school would be redesigned using today’s technologies. Case studies on net zero energy buildings in two climate extremes—coastal Maine and Phoenix—examine how these projects minimize energy use despite challenging weather conditions. Read More >


Upcoming Events

04/07-04/08 - High Performance Buildings
04/24-04/25 - Developing Economies
05/19-05/23 - High Performance Building Week
06/28-07/02 - ASHRAE Annual Conference  

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