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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 55,000 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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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

District Heating and Cooling Guides

Get both books for one low price

ASHRAE's District Heating Guide and District Cooling Guide fulfill a worldwide need for a modern and complete design guidance for district systems.

Expanded from the District Heating and Cooling chapter in the 2012 ASHRAE Handbook, these guides provide in-depth coverage, additional topics, and case studies

The District Heating and Cooling Guides draw on the expertise of an extremely diverse international team with current involvement in the industry and hundreds years of combined experience.

Select features:
  • Comprehensive coverage of district heating and cooling system design
  • Equal depth in coverage for both steam and hot water based systems
  • Detailed coverage of piping systems for chilled water distribution
  • Coverage of cogeneration and thermal storage as well as O&M issues

These guides are perfect for consulting engineers with campus specialization, utility engineers, district system operating engineers, and central plant design engineers.

$179 ($152 ASHRAE Member) / Bundle / 2013
Also sold separately

District/Central Solar Hot Water Systems Design Guide

This reference provides recommendations on optimal and reliable configurations of solar water heating systems in different climates, with design specifications, planning principles, and guidelines for these systems.

The guidelines are complemented by numerous case studies of successfully implemented solar supported thermal networks along with results of exemplary simulations of different system options based on real world scenarios. This book also discusses the benefits and disadvantages of large-scale centralized versus decentralized solar thermal systems.

$99 ($84 ASHRAE Member) / 328 pages / 2013