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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

Joseph Deringer, AIA, LEED® AP

Joseph Deringer is Executive Director of the Institute for the Sustainable Performance of Buildings (SuPerB). Mr. Deringer has over 35 years’ experience in the design, analysis and simulation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings worldwide. His work has focused especially on energy codes, design assistance, training and the development of interactive online design and training tools. He has over 20 years’ involvement in developing energy codes for buildings, and has helped 7 countries develop 1st generation energy codes. Mr. Deringer has served on ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 committee for 15 years and chaired its envelope subcommittee for 10 years. He is also active as international energy and environmental consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, and USAID, consulting on projects in over a dozen countries in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He is a member of IBPSA-USA, AIA, IES, ASHRAE, and USGBC.


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