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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.

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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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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.

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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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Renato Miranda, PE, Lifetime ASHRAE Member

Renato_Miranda-150W.jpgPresident of Edificio Verde S.A.
Chile Chapter President Elect
Chile Chapter Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair
Region XII

My passion for naval engineering was inspired by my love for the ocean and a pair of engineers in my family. I decided to join ASHRAE after assisting with a training at Carrier's Syracuse HVAC School in 1975.

In my work as an HVAC engineer, I have used ASHRAE Standards and recommend them to my fellow engineers. Over the years, I’ve found several opportunities of progress through ASHRAE conferences and expos. In addition, I encouraged colleagues to get involved with ASHRAE. Recently in 2015, I became a founding member of the ASHRAE Chilean Chapter.

I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm of Spanish-speaking ASHRAE members who serve their nations and lack technical support in HVAC and renewable energy. I believe in bilingualism as a vehicle to incorporate Spanish speaking countries to ASHRAE and have ASHRAE Standards adopted by their government and engineering societies.

My Favorite activities include sailing and reading about future discoveries. I am intrigued to read about the coming of a full and new world based on digital and technical advances. In my opinion, ASHRAE Standards are the base and the tools for the engineering needs of this new world.

My proudest accomplishment is working with Climate Reality Leaders and giving 30 international conferences on Climate Change. During these conferences, we help others understand the phenomena by teaching them how to react to these changes and cope with their effects.

Today, there are many technical fields that need active promotion. I believe the most important volunteer activity is to promote energy savings through the use of renewables attached to myriads of new artifacts, vehicles and buildings.

 

John Constantinide, E.I., C.E.M., LEED AP BD+C, M.S.

John_headshot 01-08-2016-150x185.jpg Design Engineering Associate
Space Coast Chapter Chair
Region XII Vice Chair
TC 7.06 Subcommittee Chair

 

Who, or what inspired you to become an engineer?
My inspiration for becoming an engineer was driven by my interest in energy systems, specifically making energy more efficient for everyday use.

When did you first join ASHRAE? What motivated you to do so?
I was motivated by my supervising engineer, who happens to be my father, to join ASHRAE in 2009. He first brought me to an ASHRAE meeting when I was about 5 years old. I remember the buzzing activity, interesting conversations, and the great dinners at technical meetings. Twenty years later, I walked into a meeting with the same Chapter, eager to get started volunteering.

How have you been involved in ASHRAE since joining?
Since joining, I became involved at the Chapter level as a Membership Promotion Chair. Quickly, I moved up the ranks to Chapter President for two years. As I moved up, I organized changes and new events in the chapter to catalyze membership increases, schedule engaging presentations, and incite the buzzing activity I experienced at my first ASHRAE meeting. In my second year as Chapter President, my DRC selected me for the LeaDRS program and exposed me to Society-level activities, where I was very interested in Technical Committees. That interest led me to become the TC 5.2 Webmaster, a TC 7.6 Corresponding Member, and eventually, a TC 7.3 Vice Chair. Five months before completing my Chapter Presidency, I was appointed as CTT RVC. My activities as RVC had a greater focus on increased CTTC Chair communication, increased engagement through RVC visits, finding collaborative opportunities with other professional societies, and collaborating with a group of ASHRAE members from South America on translating Technical Activities Committee documents to Spanish for use by my region's Spanish-speaking chapters. I am still involved with my Chapter as a Past President and in the Region as an RVC, but recently, I moved up as the TC 7.3 Chair and TC 7.6 Energy Management Subcommittee Chair, leading efforts to engage committee members in TC participation and contribution.

Is there anything that surprised you about your work as a volunteer?
I am always very impressed to see the high level of sustained volunteerism in ASHRAE at all levels. Of all the organizations I am involved in, the members of ASHRAE are always interested in doing more than being a member on paper.

What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?
I enjoy prayer, playing tennis, reading non-fiction, and gardening.

What is your proudest accomplishment in your volunteer role?
My proudest accomplishment is reviving the Space Coast Chapter from potential dissolution to an active chapter over the three years that I was Chapter President-Elect and President. Much work still has to be done, but I am glad to say that I passed the President's gavel to my successor with an active Chapter, knowing that he has a lot of momentum going forward to rebuild the chapter.

What do you think prospective volunteers should know?
Prospective volunteers, especially at the chapter level, should be willing to offer their time and talent, as well as a little treasure from their employer or themselves. Time and talent to ASHRAE given in abundance will result in an incredible payback of networking, meeting the needs of the local or greater HVAC/R industry, learning about the latest industry trends and technologies, and developing as a professional in a respectable engineering field.