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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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Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems

What You Will Learn

This book provides a thorough introduction and a practical guide to the principles and characteristics of HVAC controls. It describes how to use, select, specify and design control
systems. This book is an excellent tool for building owners and operators, mechanical engineers, mechanical contractors, and facility engineers who wish to develop in-depth knowledge of
HVAC Control Systems and improve their understanding and skills. This book will help you understand:

  • Control theory, the basics of electricity, input and output devices, and the influence of input and output characteristics on control possibilities and performance
  • How to use written specifications, schedules, and control diagrams to identify what is to be installed, how it is to be installed, and how it is expected to operate
  • DDC (direct digital controls) system components, interoperability of controllers, network and data protocols
  • Replacement, modification and maintenance of pneumatic and electric controls

Getting Started:

eLearning Companion Reader
Price: $130 (ASHRAE Member: $111)
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