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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.
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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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ASHRAE Instructors

Dr. Thomas Leck

Dr. Thomas Leck is a chemist who spent the majority of his working career with the DuPont and Chemours companies. At DuPont he supported the transition from CFC and HCFC refrigerants to non -zone depleting HFCs. Later he helped developed the low global warming refrigerant class of HFO based molecules for refrigerant use. His research in refrigerant related technologies included lubricant evaluation and qualifications, material compatibility determinations, chemical and thermal stability studies, and flammability measurements. During his 36 years at DuPont and Chemours he worked in fluoropolymers, nylon intermediates process development, chemical catalysis, coatings development and manufacture, but mostly in refrigerant related technologies. He has earned 47 U.S. Patents during that career. His post graduate studies at the University of Illinois and the University of Colorado included measurements of chemical reaction rates related to the issue of stratospheric ozone depletion by chlorinated refrigerants and their break down products.

 

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