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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 56,000 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.

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

Half-Day Short Courses

Registration for seminars and courses will be available on site.

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Registration fees, Half-Day Short Courses:
By January 2, 2018:
$184 ($139 ASHRAE Member)
After January 2, 2018:
$214 ($169 ASHRAE Member)

Each course earns 3 PDHs/AIA LUs
Check with your state for their continuing education credits requirements
Please bring to the course all identification numbers (AIA, NY, FL, NC) to ensure you receive proper credit.

Jan 21, 2018
  • Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices (code 62)
    Air-to-air energy recovery is a very cost-effective and efficient way to recycle waste energy and create superior indoor environments. This course will review real-world examples of where and how air-to-air energy recovery technologies are integrated into some of the most commonly used commercially...
Jan 21, 2018
  • Laboratory Design: The Basics and Beyond (code 63)
    A comprehensive overview of HVAC design for laboratories is examined in the course. The course focuses on the essential elements of the design process that are unique to laboratory HVAC systems. Topics include: planning steps; risk assessment; determining exhaust/supply requirements; load calculati...
Jan 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2018
  • New! Understanding and Designing Chilled-Beam Systems (code 65)
    This course is primarily designed for mechanical engineers with at least three years of experience in the design of commercial HVAC systems. Chilled-beam systems save on cooling and transport energy by decoupling most or all of the space sensible loads from the air-distribution system and removing ...
Jan 22, 2018
  • Designing High-Performance Healthcare HVAC Systems (code 66)
    This advanced course discusses the nuances of HVAC system design for healthcare facilities. The course details the relationship of infection control and HVAC design including application of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities. The course details the key element...
Jan 22, 2018
  • Energy Management Best Practices (code 67)
    Buildings use 40% of US energy, of which one-third can be easily saved. To achieve this goal, building professionals can utilize energy management. This is an orderly process in which managers use resources at their disposal to accomplish clear, energy-saving objectives. Sustained energy management...
Jan 22, 2018
  • High-Performance Building Design: Applications and Future Trends (code 68)
    This course will present applications of new technologies and design concepts to achieve the goal of high-performance buildings, including net-zero or nearly net-zero energy buildings. The course discusses exactly what a high-performance building is from the perspective of various stakeholders. Hig...
Jan 22, 2018
  • ASHRAE Guideline 0: The Commissioning Process (code 69)
    ASHRAE Guideline 0 is the focus of this course, which will present the defining characteristics of the ideal building commissioning process as expressed in this guideline. The course will explore the implications of employing the ASHRAE commissioning process for the acquisition of a high-performanc...
Jan 22, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
Jan 23, 2018
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow System: Design and Application (code 74)
    Variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are now becoming increasingly utilized across North America. This course provides nonmanufacturer-specific concepts of the unique operational characteristics of VRF systems and how to apply VRF systems to a wide range of building types. The course supplements...
Jan 23, 2018
  • Updated! Fundamentals and Application of ASHRAE Standard 55 (code 75)
    Based on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, this course covers the theory and principles of the standard. It is intended to bridge the gap between the design practitioner’s knowledge of the built environment and its thermal relationship to the occupant’s ...
Jan 23, 2018
  • Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016: HVAC/Mechanical (code 76)
    ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1-2016 Energy Standard for Buildings has been established as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes in a ruling by the U.S. Department of Energy. Design professionals, code officials and building owners must now keep up with the new, more str...
Jan 23, 2018
  • Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016: Appendix G (code 77)
    Standard 90.1-2016 Appendix G: Performance Rating Method is an excerpt from Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The document is comprised of addendum bm, which allows Appendix G to be used as a compliance path within the standard. This course discuss ...
Jan 23, 2018
  • Updated! Designing Toward Net Zero Energy Commercial Buildings (code 78)
    Net-zero energy buildings are those which, on an annual basis, use no more energy from the utility grid than is provided by on-site renewable energy sources. These buildings use 50% to 70% less energy than comparable traditional buildings. The remaining energy use comes from renewable sources, like...
Jan 23, 2018