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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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Special Project Activities

Recent Special Project Publications

District Cooling Guide
Published in 2013
Purchase the Cooling Guide


District Heating and Cooling Guides (two volumes)
Published in 2013
Purchase both the Cooling and Heating Guides
(discounted price vs. buying volumes separately)

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Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning
Published in 2010

The complete volume, Indoor Air Quality Guide:  Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning containing both the Summary and Detailed Guidance is now available for free download:
Download the IAQ Guide


Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings
Published in 2010
Purchase the PMP Guide


Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices Guide
Published in 2012
Purchase PMP:Best Practices Guide

Undefloor Air Distribution Design Guide
Published in 2013
Purchase the UFAD Design Guide

Feedback on ASHRAE publications is welcomed and encouraged by ASHRAE.   Please contact us in Technical Activities with your feedback or technical questions. 


Recent Research Project Final Reports

RP-1596 -- Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Retail Stores
Published in 2013
Purchase the Research Project Final Report
Free Download for ASHRAE members with login


Advanced Energy Design Guides


AEDG page 2 guide 30 percent collageASHRAE, in collaboration with AIA (American Institute of Architects), IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America), USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and the DOE (Department of Energy) continues to develop the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) Series.  

Please visit our AEDG web page for more information on currently available and soon to be published guides.

View the AEDG web page


Commercial Aircraft Cabin Air Quality Study (SP96)

AirplaneSpecial Project SP-96 (1262-RP) deals with air quality and passenger/crew reported symptoms in commercial aircraft cabins.  The initial phase of this project dealing with air quality and passenger/crew reported symptoms in commercial aircraft cabins was successfully completed in July 2004.    The second phase of the project consisted of additional testing on two or more airlines and was completed in August 2010.  Budget and personal issues have delayed the completion of the final report which is now expected in January 2017. 

For additional information on Research Projects.