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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

Peter Alspach, P.E.

Peter Alspach is an associate principal with Arup, the mechanical discipline leader in Arup’s Seattle office, and Arup’s regional mechanical engineering skills leader. He is a specialist in the design of low-energy buildings, focusing on HVAC, energy systems, thermal comfort and the indoor environment. As a mechanical engineer, building physicist and façade engineer, Peter develops holistic solutions to the built environment. Outside of design engineering practice, Peter frequently lectures on sustainable design, thermal comfort, passive and hybrid building systems, and integrated design solutions. Peter is also a voting member of ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, and he has been an active industry advisor for several research and development projects. Peter has a BS in mechanical engineering from Washington University and a MS in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter was honored in 2008 as one of Consulting and Specifying Engineer magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” for his work in sustainable design solutions.


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