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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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Resources & Publications

Building Controls

ASHRAE offers a wide range of information on controls ranging from fundamentals to design and application.  Books, papers, and courses are available to educate individuals on building controls.

Publications | TrainingPapers & Reports



ASHRAE Handbook

2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals
Ch. 7, Fundamentals of Control
I-P  |   SI

2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration
Ch. 11, Refrigerant Control Devices
I-P  |   SI








Course book

Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems
Provides a thorough introduction and a practical guide to the principles and characteristics of HVAC controls. It describes how to use, select, specify and design control systems. Instructors may request desk/review copies on the ASHRAE website. (https://www.ashrae.org/resources--publications/educators-resources/ashraes-examination-and-desk-copy-policy).

Available in I-P   or   SI


Course Package
HVAC Control Systems
47 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Individual Courses Included in Course Package
Introduction to HVAC Control Systems
4.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Basics of Electricity
6.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Control Valves and Dampers
4.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Sensors and Auxiliary Devices
7.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Self- and System-Powered Controls
1.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Electric Controls
2.0 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Pneumatic Controls
3.0 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Analog Electronic Controls
1.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Control Diagrams and Sequences
3.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

Introduction to DDC Hardware and Software
4.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

DDC Networks and Protocols
3.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units

DDC Specification, Installation and Commissioning
3.5 PDHs / I-P or SI units


Journal Papers/Research Reports


ASHRAE Journal/Research Report

techPortalImage.jpgASHRAE Journal
ASHRAE Technology Portal provides access to ASHRAE Journal. The complete archive of ASHRAE Journal Issues starting from January 1997 is available. ASHRAE members can download ASHRAE Journal articles in PDF format for free.

ASHRAE Research Reports
ASHRAE Technology Portal hosts the online ASHRAE Research Report repository. Final Reports of projects conducted by ASHRAE are available. ASHRAE members have free access to reports in PDF format in this repository.

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