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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

HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics

When designing health care HVAC, expert guidance is essential.



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.

This essential text covers:

  • environmental comfort
  • infection control
  • energy conservation
  • life safety
  • operation and maintenance
  • design strategies known to meet applicable standards and guidelines
  • disaster planning
  • "best practice" recommendations on temperature, humidity, air exchange, and pressure requirements for various types of rooms found in hospitals

2013 / 312 pages / $129 ($109 ASHRAE Member)

The Standard

Standard 170-2013 -- Ventilation of Health Care Facilities is one of a family of documents that offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to designers of health care facilities.

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Also Available

Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings provides the HVAC designer with complete coverage of humidity control from basic principles to real-world design advice.

Available in English and Chinese

Standard 180-2012 -- Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems offers a standard practice for inspection and maintenance of commercial HVAC systems to improve thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and IAQ.

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