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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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Education & Certification

ASHRAE Instructors

Joel Primeau, P.Eng., ASHRAE Member, HBDP, LEED AP

Joel Primeau leads teams of engineers and technicians in the design and construction of high-performance, sustainable facilities.  He is the Principal Director of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, at EXP, in Québec City, Canada.  He's currently working on several projects including a large laboratory and research facility. 

Joel frequently trains engineers, architects and facilities managers on the design process, chiller plant optimization, high-performance HVAC systems, and heat recovery applications.

Joel’s experience spans a wide range of engineering design and construction projects. His expertise is in the design of high efficiency HVAC systems that also enhance indoor air quality and comfort.

Joel is a Licensed Professional Engineer, ASHRAE Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP), and a LEED® Accredited Professional. He earned a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Canada. After a brief career as an army engineer, Joel has worked for over 20 years in the HVAC industry in consulting, facilities management and technical sales.