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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:
Understanding and Designing Chilled-Beam Systems

This course is primarily designed for mechanical engineers with at least three years of experience in the design of commercial HVAC systems. Chilled-beam systems save on cooling and transport energy by decoupling most or all of the space sensible loads from the air-distribution system and removing them with water, a much more efficient heat transfer medium.

Attendees will review HVAC fundamentals as they relate to chilled-beam system design. Attendees will understand the system benefit, be able to identify suitable applications, and design chilled-beam systems to optimize the energy and operational benefits. Properly identifying and controlling equipment and components that optimize design are also major components of this course. Efficient design of a chilled-beam system requires some departure from practices and conventions used to design all-air VAV systems.

As most North American HVAC designers have almost exclusively used VAV systems, they are often not aware of the energy benefits that can be derived by departure from some of these VAV-system rule-of thumb design procedures.  This course seeks to identify those areas where slight design modifications can greatly enhance the performance of the system. This course is intended to educate the attendees so that they can decide whether claims regarding the operation and costs of chilled-beam systems are justified.

This ALI course/seminar may be a suitable resource to help prepare for a Certification exam or earn PDHs for recertification.


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