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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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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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Historical Minute - May 2013

“Until recently…it was the practice, in the equipment of theatres, to install one or two noisy exhaust fans and spot a few gas radiators throughout.  When the combination of garlic, Fleur de l’Orient, halitosis, etc. became unbearable, the organ and the big propeller fans would be started.”

            “Some of these old propeller fans are quite the equal of the organ in noise-generating characteristics, but they move the air out, and down the aisles comes a flood of cool air, striking the defenseless patron on the back of his perspiring neck and legs.  Naturally, we are behind in our hospital building program.”

—“Don’ts on Theatre Ventilation” by E. Vernon Hill, The Heating and Ventilating Magazine, March 1925.