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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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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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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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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 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...