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Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs)


All of the titles in the well-received and highly poplular Advanced Energy Design Guide series are available for free download. To learn more:

AEDG guides

Classification of Laboratory Ventilation Design Levels


This document provides background information to help classify, design, and operate LACSs according to the LVDL table included in the appendix (Table3). The table describes criteria, design attributes, and operating specifications associated with each LVDL. The purpose of the LVDL classification system and Table A are to foster communication between stakeholders when evaluating the protective capability of an existing LACS or during discussions about design, construction, and operation of a new LACS intended to manage and control airborne chemical hazards. ASHRAE and TC9.10 making this Guide available for download (PDF) at no charge.


Refrigeration Commissioning Guide: Best Practices for Commercial and Industrial Systems


The first of its kind, Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems provides guidance to owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities that use refrigeration systems to help ensure that project requirements are met and owners’ expectations are achieved. Using this Guide will help achieve cost-effective and cost-efficient refrigeration systems for new projects, expansions, remodels, and existing systems that simply need a tune-up. This Guide was developed through cooperation of ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy. In an effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and DOE are making this Guide available for download (PDF) at no charge.


ASHRAE Journal Reader Service Card


Free information on the latest products & services in ASHRAE Journal is available with one click. The reader service card provides the opportunity to request information from new products chosen by editors as well as advertised products in each issue. To learn more:


BIM Guide


Using common information in the form of a building model for all analysis related to building performance is critical to ensure a holistic, manageable, and verifiable result. Building Information Modeling is focused on eliminating significant amounts of redundant and wasted effort currently embedded in the design, construction, and operations of facilities due to the lack of software interoperability. To learn more:

BIM Guide

Consumer Center

The Consumer Center assists homeowners and others seeking answers to basic questions regarding heating and air-conditioning as well as indoor air quality and energy efficiency. To learn more:

Consumer Center

Earthquake Protection Bulletin


Earthquake Protection is a useful free download of an 8 pages which can be used to help prevent the effects of earthquakes on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. To learn more:

Earthquake Protection Bulletin


ASHRAE provides subscriptions to a variety of Listserves to enable members and others to stay up to date with the latest news, publication offerings, standards news, and various other Society activities.

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The HVAC&R Industry is available to anyone interested in staying up-to-date with the latest news in the HVAC&R industry. It is sent to ASHRAE members but is also available to the general public.  
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Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning


The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality. The summary document is available for free download. To learn more about the Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning

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Position Documents and Papers

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A Position Document is a Board of Directors-approved document expressing the views of the Society on a specific topic pertaining to public policy. Topics include Airborne Illnesses, Environmental Tobacco Smoke, Climate Change, and several others. To learn more:
Position Documents and Papers

ASHRAE Publications Catalog

ASHRAE Publications Catalog — Annual 2019


ASHRAE New and Featured Publications Catalog — Summer 2019



White Papers, ASHRAE Datacom Series

Datacom-Series.jpgThe ASHRAE Datacom Series includes 13 publications which provide a comprehensive treatment of datacom cooling and related subjects. TC 9.9 published documents to expand the recommended environmental envelope.

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Supplier White Papers

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