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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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Education & Certification

Healthcare Facilities Best Practices for Design & Application

Professional Development Seminar:
Healthcare Facilities: Best Practices for Design & Application

Course Length: 6 hours

Based on the ASHRAE book HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, this course will introduce many unique and up-to-date healthcare design considerations and applications. The course will cover chapters 1-4, 6-11, and 13-16. During the first half of the course, common medical terminology is introduced and how some terms have very different meanings between the medical and engineering communities will be explained. Infection particles and their transport mechanisms are covered followed by infection control methods. A major emphasis is on the necessary considerations for various diagnostic and treatment and support areas. The second half of the course focuses on air distribution designs for surgical and patient rooms. Various control and energy efficiency techniques for cooling and heating plants are presented along with O&M and other commissioning topics. Lastly, smoke control and life safety best practices and application issues finish the course. (This seminar is also available as two 3-hour short courses: Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Design Consideration and Criteria; and Healthcare Facilities: Best Practice Applications of HVAC Systems.)

This ALI course/seminar may be a suitable resource to help prepare for a Certification exam or earn PDHs for recertification.


Course Instructors


All of these offerings are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. These offerings may also be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Seminar Series, which takes place during the Spring and Fall of each year.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), for more information about availability and scheduling an ALI seminar/course for your organization

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Eduction & Certification to see if this course is being offered