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Why Join ASHRAE

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. Approximately 51,000 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.
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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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LowDown Showdown

ASHRAE's fourth Energy Modeling Conference is back again in Atlanta, Ga., September 30–October 2 with a focus on tools for designing high performance buildings for the modeling practitioner. This conference features a new element that brings modelers and software vendors together in an interactive modeling challenge called the "ASHRAE LowDown Showdown." It is sponsored by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Learn More >>
 


New BAS Guideline

Guideline 13-2015, Specifying Building Automation Systems, provides designers of building automation systems (BASs) with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations, and detailed design of options.  An example specification in Microsoft® Word® format is included. This guideline includes new content on legacy controls, BAS network design, radio frequency (RF) media types, design and construction, network security, and contractor roles and responsibilities. Learn More >>
 


Megatall Bldgs Published

Tall buildings present unique and formidable challenges to architects and engineers because of their size, location in major urban areas, and the multiple, complex occupancies they often contain. The new ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Buildings covers the challenges of designing systems for tall, supertall, and megatall structures.  It is an invaluable reference for owners; architects; and mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers, and all specialized consultants involved in designing systems for these buildings. Learn More.
 


ASHRAE Journal

This month’s cover article features a technology award by Don McLauchlan, P.E. The retrofit of a 1960s era Chicago mid-rise, 29 N. Wacker, provides better comfort, controllability and reduction of noise. Other articles include room air distribution, residential ventilation rates, VAV box duct design, and the annual Sustainable Products Capabilities section. Read More >
 


See y'all in Atlanta

ASHRAE has a warm southern welcome as the 2015 Annual Conference comes to the Society’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga. It’s been nearly 15 years since the last time ASHRAE hosted a conference here. And while the city and the Society have grown and changed, the hospitality remains the same. Registration is now open. The technical program will have a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, so don't miss out. Learn More >>
 


Upgrade Cooling Systems

New Ways to Upgrade Cooling Systems: Cooling systems account for nearly 40% of data center energy consumption. Aging cooling systems limit the data center manager’s ability to improve energy efficiency while protecting critical loads.  Fortunately, new thermal management technologies are available to upgrade existing cooling systems and increase cooling efficiency by up to 50%. This supplier-sponsored webinar by Emerson Network Power focuses on improving effectiveness of their data center cooling systems. Learn More >>
 


Legionellosis Risk std 188

New ASHRAE Standard 188 establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems and provides descriptions of environmental conditions that promote the growth of Legionella. Also included are informative annexes and bibliography that contain suggestions, recommendations, and references to additional guidance.  Standard 188 is essential for anyone involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and service of centralized building water systems and components. Learn More >>
 


High Performing Buildings

Learn how the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate project team gained employee support of energy-efficiency goals even before the building opened. Integrated design maximizes passive strategies such as daylighting, but employee cooperation, especially involving plug load reduction, has proven key to the project’s exemplary energy performance. Read More
 


 

Upcoming Events


Jun 27-Jul 1–ASHRAE Annual Conference
Sep 14-18–HVAC Design Training - Denver
Sep 30-Oct 2–Energy Modeling Conference

 

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