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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:
Evaluation Methods for High-Performance Green Buildings

Course Length: 3 hours

Today, building design and operation are focused on “high performance” and “sustainability.” In practice, the challenge is to define and quantify performance criteria to determine if operating targets have been met.  

Building performance design guidelines and evaluation metrics include LEED, Portfolio Manager, Green Globes, ISO 50001, IPMVP, and ASHRAE Standards and guidelines, including Standards 90.1 and 189.1. Each serves a specific purpose; some are focused on a single aspect, others view performance in a holistic sense. Selecting a guide or metric depends on design goals and target audience.

This course introduces various guidelines and their applicability to high-performance buildings. It then discusses establishing design goals, the need for verification, performance evaluation methods, implementing specific methods, and identifying corrective actions as needed.

Demonstrations of relevant tools such as Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will be conducted.


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