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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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BACnet Psychrometrics
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Upcoming ASHRAE Publications





2014 Standards and Guidelines CD

Search across the entire library of over 125 ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines in PDF format with this new CD. Includes all current ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines as of December 1, 2013 and current User's Manuals for quick reference and added value.



Advanced Energy Design Guides

The Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) accelerate the construction of energy efficient buildings by providing a prescriptive path to achieve significant energy savings over minimum building energy codes.





Datacom Series

This eleven-publication series provides a comprehensive treatment of datacom cooling and related subjects.



 District Heating and Cooling Guides

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




ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database Version 6.00.00

This database CD includes loss coefficient tables for more than 200 round, rectangular, and flat oval duct fittings.




Energy Efficiency Guides for Existing Commercial Buildings

Intended for building engineers and managers with a working knowledge of building systems, this reference provides specific and practical energy efficiency measures that will help achieve the goal of building sustainability while reducing energy costs.



ASHRAE GreenGuide: The Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings, 4th ed.

This latest edition of ASHRAE GreenGuide is an easy-to-use reference with information on almost any subject that should be considered in green-building design.



ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012

Perfect for building operators and maintenance who want to achieve high performance, Guideline 32 applies to the ongoing operational practices for a building and its systems, and is intended to provide concepts, methods and details that meet the intent of the "minimum standards of care" of Standard 189.1.

HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics

The updated second edition of HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics provides those involved in the design, installation, and commissioning of HVAC systems for hospitals with a comprehensive reference source for their work.




Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering

Published in cooperation with ICC, NFPA, and SFPE, the Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering provides authoritative, comprehensive guidance on the latest in smoke control practice, incorporating the lastest research, and current engineering approaches. 




Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning

Guidance on achieving enhanced IAQ is now available from five leading building industry associations and the U.S. EPA. A new book and supporting files provide strategies to achieve good IAQ using proven technologies and without significantly increasing costs.



International Weather Energy Calculations, Version 2.0

This DVD contains "typical" weather files, suitable for use with building energy simulation programs for 3,012 locations outside the US and Canada. The files are derived from Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) weather data originally archived at the National Climatic Data Center.




Based on ASHRAE RP-1485, the ASHRAE Library of Humid Air Psychrometric & Transport Property (LibHuAirProp) Functions includes 60 property functions in both I-P and SI units.


ASHRAE Pocket Guide for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation and Refrigeration

The ASHRAE Pocket Guide, avaialble in I-P and SI editions, is packed with practical and useful information and is designed for immediate use. The 8th edition's updates include data from the four current volumes of the ASHRAE Handbook series and from the 2010 and 2013 editions of ASHRAE's essential standards.


Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

This textbook, based on the 2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals, contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.



Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint, Second Edition

This illustrated second edition shows how to design, specify, and install seismic restraints for all mechanical and plumbing systems in buildings to meet the latest code requirements.



 Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Second Edition

This newest edition defines good procedures for energy survey and analysis for purchasers and providers of energy audit services and includes access to more than 25 guideline forms plus access to the forms in spreadsheet format for easy customization.




ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool, Version 2

The latest version provides a user-friendly interface for calculating thermal comfort parameters and making thermal comfort predictions and maintains consistency with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010




Standard 15-2013 (packaged with 34-2013)

Standard 34 describes a shorthand way of naming refrigerants and assigns safety classifications based on toxicity and flammability data, while Standard 15 establishes procedures for operating equipment and systems when using those refrigerants.




Standard 62.1-2013: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010 is ASHRAE's standard for indoor air quality for commercial buildings.





Standard 62.2-2013: Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

As ASHRAE's IAQ standard for residential buildings, Standard 62.2 defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality. 



Standard 90.1-2013: Energy Conservation in New Buildings Except Low-Rise and Residential Buildings

Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for commercial building energy codes in the United States for more than 35 years. This standard provides the minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of most buildings.




Standard 189.1-2011: Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings

Standard 189.1 provides a "total building sustainability package" for those who strive to design, build and operate green buildings.




Standard 55-2013: Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

Standard 55 outlines conditions for environmental thermal acceptability and is intended for use in design, commissioning, and testing of buildings and other occupied spaces and HVAC systems and for the evaluation of thermal environments.




Standard 135-2012: BACnet--A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

Standard 135 defines data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and control of HVAC&R and other building systems and defines, in addition, an abstract, object-oriented representation of information communicated between such equipment, thereby facilitating the application and use of digital control technology in buildings.

Standard 202-2013 -- Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems

Standard 202-2013 describes how to plan, conduct, and document this vital part of a successful project. Informative appendices provide sample documentation, including checklists, systems manual, reports, training plan, and more.