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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 55,000 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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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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TC 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability


Technical Committee 2.8 is concerned with the impacts of buildings on the local, regional and global environment; means for identifying and reducing these impacts; and enhancing ASHRAE member awareness of the impacts. The impacts of concern affect long term sustainability of our environment and the quality of life for current and future generations. These building impacts include, but are not limited to, biological and mineral resource depletion; environmental impacts of energy production, conversion, delivery and use; availability of future energy resources; pollution of air, water, and soil; and encroachment on sensitive habitats and ecosystems.

NOTE: TC 1.10, Energy Resources and TG2.BIE, Buildings' Impact on the Environment merged during Tech Weekend, 2002. This merger created TC 2.8, Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability.

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