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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. Approximately 51,000 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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Refrigeration Commissioning Guide Seeks to Ensure Systems Work Right; Free Download Available

Jan 3, 2014
ATLANTA – Sixty percent of energy use in supermarkets is attributed to refrigeration, and studies have shown commissioning could result in 7 to 25 percent energy savings. A new guide from ASHRAE outlines a commissioning process that would result in substantial savings. &"Refrigeration ...

Debate Focuses on Relationship between Manufacturers and Designers

Jan 6, 2014
2014 Winter Conference ATLANTA – When it comes to building performance, who has the biggest influence? Manufacturers who develop the equipment or designers who design the systems? Listen and take part in a debate on the question as part of the Technical Program at ASHRAE’s 2014 Win...

Revisions to Climate Data Standard from ASHRAE Include New Climate Zone, Climatic Data

Jan 8, 2014
ATLANTA - The newly updated Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, serves as a comprehensive source of climate data for those involved in building design, and provides a variety of climatic information for designing, planning and sizing building energy systems and equipment...

Combating Climate Change and its Impact on Cities: What is Our Role?

Jan 10, 2014
2014 Winter Conference ATLANTA – Has the time come to change the way we design, build and operate cities in order to deal with climate change? Speakers in a seminar at ASHRAE’s 2014 Winter Conference share their thoughts on how the built environment profession can play a role in combati...

Looking for High Performing Buildings? Look for Trouble – Via Monitoring Based Commissioning

Jan 13, 2014
ATLANTA – When it comes to ensuring your building is operating as designed, the best action you can take is to look for trouble. &"Once a building has been commissioned and is operating efficiently, the goal is to keep it that way,” H. Jay Enck, Commissioning & Green Build Solu...

Role of Façade in Energy Savings to be Discussed at ASHRAE Winter Conference

Jan 14, 2014
2014 Winter Conference ATLANTA – A building façade isn’t just about putting your best face forward. It also plays an important role in energy savings. &"Façade design is a vital aspect of building, largely controlled by architects as per wishes of building owners,&r...

ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements

Jan 18, 2014
NEW YORK– Forty-six people will be recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society’s 2014 Winter Conference held here Jan. 18-22. The F. Paul Anderson Award, the Society’s highest honor, is awarded for notable achievement of...

ASHRAE GreenGuide: Four Editions, 10 Years, 158 GreenTips: e-book Made Available

Jan 20, 2014
ATLANTA – When the first edition of the &"ASHRAE GreenGuide” was first published 10 years ago, guidance on how practice green building design was not so readily available. &"Since 2004, the industry has witnessed the continued evolution of green building programs from strictly vol...

BACnet Web Services Updates and Call for Participation in a Virtual Plugfest

Jan 23, 2014
NEW YORK – The BACnet committee has approved an update to BACnet/web services (WS) to better support more sophisticated needs such as smart grid and energy management. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, all...

ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Editions of Refrigerant Safety Standards

Feb 3, 2014
ATLANTA – The 2013 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards, incorporating  41 new addenda, have been published. Requirements in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2013, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2013, Safety Standar...

Full Conference Program Announced for ASHRAE's Hot Climate Conference in Qatar

Feb 5, 2014
ATLANTA – The full program has been announced for the First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, and includes four keynote addresses, three internationally-organized special sessions, 13 conference paper sessions and 43 papers.  In all, some 60 ...

Mother Nature Can't Stop High Attendance for ASHRAE Conference, AHR Expo

Feb 6, 2014
ATLANTA—Even Winter Storm Janus couldn’t deter the thousands of attendees of the ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference. In spite of the snow storm, the Conference, held Jan. 18-22, in New York City., saw over 2,800 attendees. Additionally, the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo, held in conjunc...

ASHRAE Spring Online Courses Cover Significant Updates to 90.1-2010, Career Enhancement

Feb 10, 2014
ATLANTA – Expert knowledge of sustainable techniques is in demand and the 13 online courses being offered this spring through the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) allow professionals to keep up with the latest industry trends. Participants can access these instructor-led courses from anywhere ...

Proposed Addendum to Green Standard Seeks to Ensure Sustainability Through Biodiversity

Feb 11, 2014
ATLANTA – Ensuring sustainability of ecosystems through protection of plants, soil and water and increased habitat for native birds and insects is the goal of proposed requirements to the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating E...

New ASHRAE, Green Grid Publication Provides Background on Data Center Metrics

Feb 14, 2014
ATLANTA — Power usage effectiveness (PUE™) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centers. In response to this demand, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have published &"PUE™: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metri...

ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard Gains 30 Percent Savings over 2004 Standard

Feb 19, 2014
ATLANTA – The requirements of the 2013 revision of an energy standard recently published by ASHRAE and IES will result in buildings that could achieve six to eight percent more efficiency than buildings built to the 2010 standard. Published in October 2013, ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1...

Conference Program Announced for ASHRAE's High Performance Buildings Conference

Feb 20, 2014
ATLANTA – From changing occupant energy use to exploring radical innovations in buildings, ASHRAE’s third High Performance Buildings Conference highlights innovation; proven methods for improving building operation resulting in deep energy efficiency and indoor environmental qualit...

ASHRAE Honors Rising Star in the Building Industry

Feb 21, 2014
ATLANTA—Young engineers, whether just out of school, establishing their early careers or achieving engineering milestones are building up the industry. As part of Engineers Week (Feb. 16-22), ASHRAE is proud to recognize its 2014 New Face of Engineering: Rebecca Delaney, P.E. New Faces of Eng...

ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2015 Winter Conference, Jan. 24-28, Chicago

Mar 6, 2014
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 24-28. &"With the Conference being held in the big city of Chicago, the Technical Program itself is going big with a focus on big projects, the big picture and big impacts,” Do...

ASHRAE Publishes 2013 Version of MOT for BACnet Conformance

Mar 17, 2014
ATLANTA – New tests and test improvements are included in the newly published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet. The standard was published this week by ASHRAE. The standard defines a standard method for verifying that an implementation of the B...

ASHRAE Webcast Registration Opens March 17

Mar 19, 2014
ATLANTA – Registration for the free 2014 ASHRAE Webcast, &"Buildings in Balance: IEQ and Energy Efficiency,” is now open at  www.ashrae.org/ieqwebcast. The webcast will broadcast live on April 17, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. EDT.  &"The webcast will identify the link between e...

ASHRAE Conference in Manila Addresses High Performance Building in Developing Economies

Mar 20, 2014
ATLANTA – The issues and challenges surrounding the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies are the focus of an upcoming ASHRAE conference taking place in Manila, Philippines. Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the Efficient, High Pe...

Revised ASHRAE Standard Helps to Compare Building Energy Performance

Mar 24, 2014
ATLANTA—When it comes to the how-to of measuring a building’s energy use, there is much to take into consideration. Are the measurements of a building’s area—used in the equation to derive energy use per square foot—to be taken from the exterior dimensions or to th...

ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

Mar 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, March 27 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Gree...

City of Chicago Approves ASHRAE Certification as Data Verifier Credential

Apr 1, 2014
ATLANTA – The City of Chicago now recognizes the ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) as a data verifier credential under the city’s new Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. As a result, BEAP credential holders are eligible to provide professional verification...

ASHRAE Proposes to Move All Residential IAQ Requirements to Standard 62.2

Apr 4, 2014
ATLANTA – Dwelling units of multifamily buildings of any height would fall under ASHRAE’s residential ventilation standard, 62.2, under a proposed change designed to provide consistency of ventilation requirements. Currently, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable In...

Supply Water Temperature Classification New Addition to Updated Guidance on Cooling Data Centers

Apr 10, 2014
ATLANTA— Data center rack heat loads are steadily climbing, creating a need for liquid cooling solutions to reduce the volume of airflow needed, as well as lower processor temperatures for better computer performance. &"Liquid Cooling Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers,” sec...

ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference Announced for Seattle

Apr 16, 2014
ATLANTA – While abundant rain and thriving evergreens keep the city of Seattle green and lush, the city has taken the concept of &"green” to a whole different level. Sustainability is promoted in all aspects of life, which makes Seattle the perfect location for ASHRAE’s 2014...