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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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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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30 Percent AEDG Free Download

The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides a sensible approach to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis. The four-color Guides offer contractors and designers the tools, including recommendations for practical products and off-the-shelf technology, needed for achieving a 30% energy savings compared to buildings that meet the minimum requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999.

The energy savings target of 30% is the first step in the process toward achieving a net-zero energy building, which is defined as a building that, on an annual basis, draws from outside resources equal or less energy than it provides using on-site renewable energy sources.

These Guides have been developed through the collaboration of ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), with support from the Department of Energy (DOE), to help meet all of an owner's energy performance requirements. In an effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and its partners have made these Guides available for download (PDF) at no charge.

 

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For these categories of buildings:

Small Hospitals
and Healthcare Facilities

AEDG-SH Advanced Energy Guide for Small Healthcare Facilities

Highway Lodging


AEDG-Highway Lodging

Small Warehouses and
Self-Storage Buildings


AEDG-SW

For small hospitals and healthcare facilities up to 90,000 ft2 in size, which require a wide variety of heating and air-conditioning equipment. Options for daylighting, an important cost-saving measure, are included.
I-P units.
Errata incorporated 06/22/10

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For typical hotels found along highways having up to 80 rooms, generally four stories or less, that use unitary heating and air-conditioning equipment, which represent a significant amount of commercial hotel space in the U.S.
I-P units.
Errata incorporated 01/04/10

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For warehouses up to 50,000 ft2 and self-storage buildings that use unitary heating and air-conditioning equipment, which represent a significant amount of commercial warehouse space in the U.S.
I-P units
Errata incorporated 01/04/10

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K-12 School Buildings

Small Retail Buildings

Small Office Buildings

For elementary, middle, and high school buildings, which have a wide variety of heating and air-conditioning requirements. Options for daylighting, an important component in schools, are included.
I-P units.
Errata incorporated 01/05/10.

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For retail buildings up to 20,000 ft2, the bulk of retail space in the U.S. Addresses typical uses: retail (other than shopping malls); strip shopping centers; automobile dealers; building material, garden supply, and hardware stores; department stores; drugstores; equipment and home furnishing stores; liquor stores; and wholesale goods (except food).
I-P units.
Errata incorporated 06/12/07.

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For office buildings up to 20,000 ft2 the bulk of office space in the U.S.; and provides benefits and savings for the building owner while maintaining quality and functionality of the office space. Awards: USGBC 2005 Leadership Award; Stars of Energy Efficiency Award, Honorable Mention (Alliance to Save Energy); and Best Sustainable Practice Award, Honorable Mention (SBIC).
I-P units.
Errata incorporated 12/31/08.

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