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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

Global Training Center for Building Excellence – Dubai

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Customized Training for the Middle East & North Africa Region
Get In-Depth, Practical Knowledge to Succeed

ASHRAE established the Global Training Center for Building Excellence to create and deliver regularly scheduled high-quality curricula based training that is conveniently available and relevant to the needs of practitioners in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). Located in Dubai, UAE, the center is the first ASHRAE training center established outside of Society Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Trainings offered in the center are customized and scalable, accounting for climate, culture, suppliers, energy sources, prices, codes and construction practices for the MENA region. The center’s instructors are practicing engineers familiar with HVAC&R complexities of the Middle East.


Global Training Center Training Schedule




Air-to-Air Heat Recovery Fundamentals and Applications (MENA)


Commercial Building Energy Audits (MENA)


Commissioning Process in New & Existing Buildings (MENA)


Designing for IAQ: Complying with Requirements of Standard 62.1 (MENA)


High Performing Healthcare Facilities, Design Consideration & Applications


HVAC Design Essentials (MENA)


Standard 90.1: HVAC/Mechanical Design and Appendix G (MENA)


Understanding Standard 189.1-2014 for High-Performance Green Buildings (MENA)


Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: Design & Applications (MENA)






Member Status

Registration Fees

HVAC Design Essentials


$ 850.00 USD


$ 995.00 USD

*Group pricing available for 3+ registrants.For information, contact Ayah Said at globaltrainingcenter@ashrae.org



Hassan-Younes-75x97.jpgHassan Younes, Member ASHRAE, is a technical director and partner at Griffin Consultants. He has extensive experience in the fields of design, sustainability, commissioning, project execution and management, energy efficiency, and value engineering. He holds all ASHRAE certifications and is a certified energy manager, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Hassan is a Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) member in the ASHRAE Region-at-Large, as well as a GGAC chair in the UAE local chapter.  He was awarded the Middle East Energy Professional of the Year award in 2015 by AEE, Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010, and was part of the Griffin Consultant’s team awarded the Energy Consultant of the Year 2017 award by Retrofit Tech and the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014 award.


Dr.-Samir-Traboulsi-75x94.jpgSamir Traboulsi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, is currently a senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut and has taught a variety of subjects including building services technical courses, MEP design of green buildings, HVAC design courses, thermodynamics, operations research, the engineering economy, and engineering ethics. Dr. Traboulsi is the founder and was the president of the Lebanese chapter of ASHRAE, as well as director regional chair and director at large for ASHRAE. He also served as co-founder and former president of the Lebanon Green Building Council. He has worked extensively with UN agencies as a consultant and has presented lectures worldwide. Dr. Traboulsi is the author of numerous publications and is the recipient of both the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award.


Chakroun_Walid-75x100.jpgWalid Chakroun, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Kuwait University. His interests include experimental and numerical thermal and fluid sciences in general and in air-conditioning systems and indoor air quality in particular. Dr. Chakroun served previously as Director for the Region At Large for ASHRAE, and he is currently serving as Vice President for the ASHRAE Publishing and Education Council and a liaison coordinator between ASHRAE and UNEP. Dr. Chakroun has authored and co-authored more than 75 journal articles and conference papers. He also co-authored a book, An Experimental Course in Thermal Engineering. He is the recipient of the prestigious ASHRAE John F. James Award and Distinguished Service awards.


Dr.-HeshamIMG_75x100.jpgHesham Safwat, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, has years of experience in the industry and in applied engineering science. His expertise includes sustainability practices and green buildings, especially with geothermal ground-source heat pumps and energy and atmosphere concerns for LEED for Middle Eastern commercial projects. Previous to joining the British University in Egypt in 2014 as lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Hesham served as both instructor and a technical manager for Miraco Carrier where he was responsible for chillers, air handing units, fan coil selection, and pricing. Dr. Hesham has extensive knowledge in HVAC design and energy modeling, HAP LEED courses, and high-performance building, ASHRAE Standard 62.1, and ASHRAE Standard 90.1.


PDHs and Continuing Education Credits

All courses are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Credits correspond to the hours of instruction. These credits are recognized by the ASHRAE Global Training Center for Building Excellence.


About ASHRAE Learning Institute

The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) provides instructor-led training through a wide range of professional development seminars and short courses. ALI training provides high-quality, authoritative and credible technical information, with all content developed through a peer-review process. ALI instructors are ASHRAE Members, college or university faculty, and/or full-time professional engineers