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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.

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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.

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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

Short Course:
  Combined Heat and Power: Creating Efficiency through Design & Operations

Course Length: 3 hours

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
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This course focuses on the successful implementation and operation of a cogeneration (CHP) plant.  The presentation progresses from design through construction and operations, and concludes with three case studies.

The design portion includes key issues that affect equipment sizes and selections, as well as the effects of those selections on plant performance and heat recovery.  Heat recovery options are then discussed, followed by the design considerations of each system in the cogeneration plant, including: fuel, combustion air, exhaust, emission controls, and electrical. The design portion concludes with the many aspects of obtaining a construction permit.

The construction portion provides an overview of the key steps in a project’s construction phase that differ from more typical central plant or general construction projects. Then the key steps necessary to obtain an operating permit are discussed.

The operations portion shows the methods that should be implemented to prolong equipment life and promote operational efficiency.  Operational metrics are provided that can be used to monitor plant performance and help sustain operational efficiency.

The three “real-world” case studies are from different market segments. Each case study provides background information for the facility and the corresponding results of the combined heat and power plant installation.


Course Instructor


All of these offerings are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. These offerings may also be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Seminar Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), for more information about availability and scheduling an ALI seminar/course for your organization

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Education & Certification>Instructor-Led Online Courses to see if this course is being offered