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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

Short Course:
Evaluating the Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings

Course Length: 3 hours

This course is a part of the ASHRAE Career Enhancement Curriculum Program:
Learn More about ES Practices

LEED-Certified buildings are intended to be more energy-efficient than their peers, but reality does not always meet expectations. LEED EB/O&M requires specific performance criteria, but LEED BD&C certification is based on projections of expected performance. This course provides an overview of performance verification methods under LEED EB/O&M and BD&C 2009 as well as a preview of LEED 2012.

Existing buildings earn Energy & Atmosphere credits by achieving or exceeding a specific Portfolio Manager score based on actual energy use. Additional EA credits can be earned through additional reductions in energy use and by installing sub-metering systems. For BD&C, projected energy use must be less than a particular threshold and can earn additional points through further energy reductions. In both programs, the owner must participate in the Building Performance Partnership. This course describes the Energy & Atmosphere prerequisites and credits available related to achieving and verifying performance of LEED certified buildings under the EB/O&M and BD&C programs.


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