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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.

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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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.

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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 Textbooks

The expertise of its worldwide membership and the results of society-funded research give ASHRAE publications a depth and breadth unmatched by commercial publishers. Your students will appreciate the depth of information and low prices of these texts. 

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Adopt one of these authoritative and timely books for your course: 

Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems

This book 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.

It is an excellent tool for building owners and operators, mechanical engineers, mechanical contractors, and facility engineers who wish to develop in-depth knowledge of HVAC Control Systems and improve their understanding and skills.

I-P and SI Units; Hard cover; 6x9; 348 pp; 2011
Price: $130 (ASHRAE Member: $111)
Product Code: 90551 (I-P); 90552 (SI)
ISBN: 978-1-93-374292-2 (I-P) 978-0-08-055234-7 (SI)

 

Air-Conditioning System Design Manual

Air-Conditioning System Design Manual

An excellent resource for seniors or graduate-level students in HVAC system design, this manual fills the void between theory and practice, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge acquired in the typical academic course or textbook and real-world design practices. This second edition includes the addition of SI units and new material dealing with the design process, indoor air quality, and green design.

Dual Units; Hard cover; 6 x 9; 410 pp; 2007
Price:
$89.95 (ASHRAE Member: $76; Student Member: $45)
Product Code: 90338
ISBN: 978-1-933742-13-7

 

HVAC Simplified

HVAC Simplified

This text provides an understanding of fundamental HVAC concepts and extends these principles to the explanation of simple design tools used to create building systems that are efficient and provide comfortable and healthy environments.  Includes a CD-ROM with spreadsheet tools. 

A Solutions Manual is available to instructors. To purchase the Solutions Manual, please send your request on university letterhead to educopies@ashrae.org or fax the same to  678-539-2152. 

I-P Units; Soft cover (with CD); 8 ½ x 11; 236 pp; 2006
Price: $79 (ASHRAE Member: $67; Student Member: $29)
Product Code: 90439
ISBN: 978-1-931862-97-4

 

2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals

2005 ASHRAE Handbook%u2014Fundamentals This volume of the ASHRAE Handbook covers basic principles and contains essential data for HVAC&R design, including sections on theory, general engineering data, basic materials, load and energy calculations, and duct and pipe design. It includes a CD-ROM with all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

I-P or SI Units; Hard cover (with CD); 8 ½ x 11; 1022 pp; 2013
Price: $199 (ASHRAE Member: $199; Student Member: $49)
Product Code: 81130 (I-P); 81131 (SI)
ISBN: 978-1-936504-45-9 (I-P); 978-1-936504-46-6 (SI)
ISSN: 1523-7222 (I-P); 1523-7230 (SI)

 

2012 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment

2011Handbook-cropped.jpg This volume of the ASHRAE Handbook discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume's chapters in both I-P and SI units.

I-P or SI Units; Hard cover (with CD); 8 ½ x 11; 922 pp; 2012
Price: $199 (ASHRAE Member: $199; Student Member: $49)
Product Code: 81120 (I-P); 81121 (SI)
ISBN: 9781936504251 (I-P); 9781936504268 (SI)
ISSN: 1523-7222 (I-P); 1523-7230 (SI)

 

2011 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications

This volume of the ASHRAE Handbook comprises over 60 chapters covering a broad range of facilities and topics, and is written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort, industrial, energy-related, and general applications, as well as building operations and management. ASHRAE Technical Committees have revised nearly every chapter to cover current requirements, technology, and design practice. It includes a CD-ROM with all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

I-P or SI Units; Hard cover (with CD); 8 ½ x 11; 1108 pp; 2011
Price: $199 (ASHRAE Member: $199; Student Member: $49)
Product Code: 81110 (I-P); 81111 (SI)
ISBN: 9781936504084 (I-P); 9781936504084 (SI)
ISSN: 1523-7222 (I-P); 1523-7230 (SI)

 

2010 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration

This volume of the ASHRAE Handbook covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This book includes information on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration. Primarily a reference for the practicing engineer, this volume is also useful for anyone involved in cooling and storage of food products. It includes a CD-ROM with all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.

I-P or SI Units; Hard cover (with CD); 8 ½ x 11; 758 pp; 2010
Price: $199 (ASHRAE Member: $199; Student Member: $49)
Product Code: 81100 (I-P); 81101 (SI)
ISBN: 9781933742816 (I-P); 978933742823 (SI)
ISSN: 1523-7222 (I-P); 1523-7230 (SI)

 

Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning


Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning is a textbook based on the 2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals. It contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive yet easy-to-understand treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.

A Solutions Manual is available to instructors.  To purchase the Solutions Manual, please send your request on university letterhead to educopies@ashrae.org or fax the same to 678-539-2152.  

Dual units; 8 ½ x 11; 600 pp; 2013
Price: $94 (ASHRAE Member: $79; Student Member: $58)
Product Code: 90557
ISBN: 978-1-936504-57-2

 

ASHRAE GreenGuide

This manual shows students of HVAC&R how to participate effectively on design teams, from the earliest stages of the project through the resulting structure’s construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual demolition.

 
Using an integrated, building systems perspective, it gives you the need-to-know information on what to do, where to turn, what to suggest, and how to interact with other members of the design team in a productive way. Information is provided on each stage of the building process, from planning to operation and maintenance of a facility, with emphasis on teamwork and close coordination among interested parties.

Dual units: Hardcover; 6x9 in; 543 pp; 2013; ASHRAE
Price: $103 (ASHRAE Member: $87; Student Member: $59)
Product Code: 90323
ISBN:  978-1-936-50-4

 

Load Calculation Applications Manual

Load Calculation Applications Manual Providing the very latest information on load calculations, this manual is a perfect companion to the 2009 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals. Heat transfer processes in buildings are discussed, as well as their co-analysis to determine the cooling load. The theory and application of the heat balance (HB) and radiant time series (RTS) methods, systems and psychrometrics, and heating load calculations are covered.  The included CD contains sophisticated Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets for computing cooling loads for a variety of buildings using the RTS method.

I-P or SI Units; Hard cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 342 pp; 2008; ASHRAE
Price: $119 (ASHRAE Member: $97; Student Member: $49)
Product Code: 90399 (I-P); 90401 (SI)
ISBN: 978-1-933742-42-7 (I-P); 978-1-933742-72-4 (SI) 

 

Group Learning Packages

Well-designed course material doesn't have to cost a fortune. These group learning packages include texts, examination questions, answer sheets and PowerPoint presentations for instructors. Visit Group Learning Packages for pricing and purchasing.

Fundamentals of Air System Design

 

Learn the basics of air movement, the components of air distribution systems, considerations of human comfort, load and occupancy demand, duct system design, sound and vibration, and how codes and standards affect the design of air systems.

 

I-P or SI Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 374 pp; 2008; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98036 (I-P); 98038 (SI)
ISBN: 978-1-933742-87-8 (I-P); 978-1-933742-65-6 (SI)


Fundamentals of Building Operation, Maintenance, and Management

 

 

Addresses current issues related to the operation, maintenance, and management of buildings. This dual-unit (I-P/SI) course provides an indispensable introduction to these topics and an invaluable instructional resource for both experienced building professionals and individuals entering into the field.

 

I-P or SI Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 374 pp; 2008; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98036 (I-P); 98038 (SI)
ISBN: 978-1-933742-87-8 (I-P); 978-1-933742-65-6 (SI)


Fundamentals of Heating and Cooling Loads

  Develop an understanding of heat transfer as it applies to buildings and various factors that must be considered when calculating the heating and cooling loads of a building.

 

I-P Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 267 pp; 2000; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98045 (I-P)


Fundamentals of Heating Systems

Learn the various types of heating systems available for commercial and residential buildings and the three basic components of every heating system: the fuel source, the energy conversion plant, and the energy distribution system.

I-P Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 406 pp; 2000; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98039 (I-P)


Fundamentals of Refrigeration, I-P, 2nd ed.

Learn the process of refrigeration and how refrigeration systems operate, as well as the types of refrigeration systems.

I-P Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 490 pp; 2010; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98044
ISBN: 978-1-933742-71-7


Fundamentals of Thermodynamics


Learn the basic concepts of thermodynamics. Topics include properties of a system, processes and cycle, Ideal Gas Law, the laws of thermodynamics, refrigeration cycles and thermochemistry.

I-P or SI Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 254 pp; 2004; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98031 (I-P)
ISBN: 1-91862575 (I-P)


Fundamentals of Water System Design


Learn the basic concepts of hydronic system operation and design including piping systems, pipe materials and fittings, centrifugal pumps, terminal units, expansion tank and water chillers.

I-P or SI Units; Soft cover; 8 ½ x 11 in; 290 pp; 2000; ASHRAE
Product Code: 98033 (I-P); 98035 (SI)