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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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Standards News

ASHRAE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ANSI's requirements for due process and standards development.

ASHRAE's standards writing is a transparent process based on involvement from a broad spectrum of interested parties.

ASHRAE Standards Actions are issued regularly and sent to any interested party via a free listserve and are published online. Standards Actions contains notices of public review drafts open for comment, calls for members on ASHRAE committees, and other other announcements relevant to theASHRAE standards process. See the most current and archived Standards Actions, or sign up to receive Standards Actions via e-mail here.

 

Public Review-Call for Comments

Constructive comments are invited for the following:

45-day Public Review from February 6, 2015 to March 23, 2015:

  • 3rd Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum ba to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

The purpose of this addendum is to add CSML Descriptions into BACnet Devices, add Semantic Tags to All Objects, extend Structured View Objects to Contain Semantic Information, change Clause 21 identifiers to use a consistent format, and add Data Revisioning Capabilities to CSML.

  • 1st Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE/IES Addendum bd to
    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

This addendum provides a way for BACnet devices to map analog values onto multiple binary values or outputs.

Interpretations

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation For Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

    Interpretation 62.1-2013-1 – January 25, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Section 6.2.2.1 and Table 6.2.2.1, regarding health care spaces.)

    Interpretation 62.1-2013-2 – January 25, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Sections 6.1.2 and 6.3, regarding the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Procedure.)

    Interpretation 62.1-2013-3 – January 25, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Sections 6.3.1 thru 6.3.6, regarding the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Procedure.)

    Interpretation 62.1-2013-4 – January 25, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Section 6.3.4, regarding the Indoor Air Quality Procedures Design Approach: Air Cleaning.)

  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA STANDARD 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

    Interpretation 90.1-2007-29 – January 26, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Informative Appendix G, regarding baseline HVAC systems for mid- to high-rise multifamily residential corridor make-up air units.)

  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES STANDARD 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

    Interpretation 90.1-2013-4 – January 24, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Sections 6.5.3.2.1 and 6.5.3.5, relating to fan airflow control and fractional horsepower motors.)

  • ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 147-2013, Reducing the Release of Halogenated Refrigerants from Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Systems

    Interpretation 147-2013-1 – January 27, 2015 (Refers to the requirements presented in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 147-2013, Section 6.2.1 and Table 6.2.1, regarding leak rate threshold limits.)
 

Review Process

Public Review Drafts can be accessed by going to ASHRAE’s Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page and following the instructions to access the online comment database, or click on the following link: ASHRAE's Standards, Research & Technology/Public Review Drafts web page. All activity for reviewing and commenting on public review drafts can be accomplished completely online within this site. A login is required to complete the comment process. Please see the website for additional information.

To obtain a paper copy of any Public Review Draft contact—ASHRAE, Inc. Attn: Standards Public Review, 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2305 or email: Manager of Standards. Note: Paper copies are available for $35.00/copy if 100 pages or less and $45.00 if over 100 pages.

 

All standards activities are announced and published on ASHRAE.org. Information about call for members, call for comments, errata, publications, new projects, addenda availability and interpretations can be found at www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.