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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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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.

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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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Government or Industry Recognition or Requirements for ASHRAE Certifications

Government or Industry Recognition
or Requirements for ASHRAE Certifications

 

ASHRAE Certifications are being recognized for contracts at many levels of government. Below is a list of agencies who already have chosen ASHRAE Certifications for energy audits, energy modeling, commissioning and other services.

If you know of a government agency at any level that requires or recommends any of ASHRAE's certifications for contracts, please let us know by emailing to certification@ashrae.org.

ASHRAE Certification would like thank agencies that require, recognize or recommend ASHRAE certifications for various projects and RFPs. Such agencies recently have included the US Navy and the City of Orlando, FL.

 

Federal Government

 

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, OPMP (referenced on page 21 of document)

 

States

 

California

California Commissioning Collaborative

CPMP

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Energy Service Company (EC) Criteria

BEAP (p. 6)

 

Florida

Florida Rating System

BEAP, BEMP

 

Maryland

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Be SMART (Save Money and Resources Today) Program
Does not specify which of our certifications is recognized

Certifications Used by "Be SMART" Program

 

Michigan

Michigan Saves

BEAP recognized by Michigan Saves as acceptable credential for commercial energy auditors for Lean & Green Michigan Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program purposes.

Public Act 295 - Approval Process for Energy Optimization Service Companies

BEMP

 

New York

State University Construction Fund, State University of NY

BEMP  (referenced on page 6 of document)

 

Texas

PACE in a Box: A toolkit for Texas counties and municipalities to create sustainable Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

Independent Third Party Reviewer (ITPR) Qualifications: BEAP & BEMP Preferred (p. 102).

 

Virginia

Virginia state guidelines require that individuals who perform compliance modeling must have obtained a certification such as ASHRAE’s BEMP certification.

BEMP

 

Cities/Counties/Local Municipalities

 

Austin, TX

CPMP fulfills requirement for certified Commissioning Authority for new buildings of 10,000 gross square feet of conditioned space or greater.

 

Boston, MA

Massachusetts Port Authority

BEMP

 

Chicago, IL

City of Chicago, IL

BEAP

 

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Energy Auditor Criteria

BEAP

 

Lowell, MA

 

Miami/South Florida

BEAP and HBDP recognized by Clean Energy Green Corridor, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, as acceptable credentials for contractor application purposes.

 

New York City

 

Sacramento, CA

City of Sacramento (for financing purposes for contractors)

BEAP, HBDP (Registration page, scroll down to Additional Certifications tab)

 

San Francisco, CA

City of San Francisco

BEAP

CPMP