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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

James V. Dirkes II, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED-AP, BEMP

James V. Dirkes II is the president of The Building Performance Team. While HVAC systems have been his principal focus, Dirkes also has extensive experience with most mechanical systems as well as electrical and digital control systems. He has conducted energy analysis for numerous new and existing facilities using EnergyPlus, Retroficiency, EZ Sim and bin method tools. Dirkes has authored several energy analysis tools including ASEAM-UM and a spreadsheet-based HVAC front end for EnergyPlus. He has been a consultant for Simergy, an EnergyPlus graphical user interface and a beta tester for new EnergyPlus releases. Dirkes has written articles for several publications including ASHRAE Journal and presented technical papers at ASHRAE Conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit and is a registered engineer in Michigan.


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