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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

ASHRAE Instructors

Chandra Sekhar, PhD, Professor, Department of Building, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Chandra Sekhar is currently a Professor and Programme Director (Building Performance and Sustainability) and Co-Director (Centre for Integrated Building Energy and Sustainability in the Tropics) in the Department of Building at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a Founding Director of Enhanced Air Quality Pte Ltd., a NUS spin-off company.

Professor Sekhar is a Fellow of ASHRAE and a Fellow of ISIAQ. He has been an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer since 2006. He is a recipient of the Environmental Health Award (2014), Exceptional Service Award (2013) and the Distinguished Service Award (2010) from ASHRAE. 

Within ASHRAE, he is a past Chair of the Environmental Health Committee, was a member of the IEQ-Global Alliance Ad Hoc Committee (2013-2016) and is currently a member of SSPC 62.1, TC 2.1, EHC and TC 4.3.  He has also served the ASHRAE Singapore Chapter in various capacities, including as its President during 2010-2011 and as a BOG member.

Professor Sekhar received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in energy efficient cooling and dehumidification systems. In 1992, he joined NUS as a faculty member and has since been teaching and conducting research in thermal comfort, ventilation and indoor air quality, energy efficient air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems, and building energy analysis. He has published about 225 papers in these areas in several international journals and conferences.