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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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Resources & Publications

ASHRAE Journal

January2018Cover-100x139.jpgThis year’s AHR Expo in Chicago will be the largest in the show’s history. ASHRAE Journal’s AHR Expo Official Product and Show Guide delivers everything you need to get the most out of your show visit. Nearly 400 product descriptions provide information you can use throughout the year. Other articles discuss plug load design factors and new federal regulations for ceiling fans.
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Featured Articles

Exceprts of two or three ASHRAE Journal articles are featured each month. Each excerpt includes a link to the complete article for free to members. Learn More >>

HPB Magazine

HPB_CoverSummer2017-100x133.jpgThe YKK Headquarters reprioritized its sustainability and resiliency goals after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, to become one of the highest performing office buildings in Tokyo. This project is important as a high-performing thermal, visual, and energy design, and as a resilient design response to a natural disaster — something more of our buildings will experience as climate challenges mount.
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Publications Catalog

Interactive Catalog
Downloadable Catalog (PDF)

ASHRAE Terminology

ASHRAE-Logo-90x90.jpgExplore this free comprehensive online glossary of more than 3,700 terms related to the built environment, with a focus on HVAC&R terms. Learn more at www.ashrae.org/ASHRAETerms



Publications Forms

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Refrigeration Commissioning Guidance

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. Download a free PDF copy or purchase a physical copy in the ASHRAE bookstore >

Download Free BIM Guide

Learn how to use the latest building technology with ASHRAE's Building Information Modeling Guide. The Guide is available as a free download >

Discounts for Bulk, Trade and Libraries

ASHRAE provides discounts for bulk purchasers, book traders and for libraries.
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ASHRAE Publications

See a list of major publications from ASHRAE including Standards, User's Manuals, and the latest books.
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You can now access all four current ASHRAE Handbook volumes online. Now only $209 for ASHRAE members, a one-year subscription gives you immediate access to I-P and SI editions. 
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Free Energy Guidance

To promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and its partners are making the Advanced Energy Design Guides available for free download (PDF). The guides offer designers and contractors the tools needed for achieving a 30% energy savings compared to buildings that meet the minimum requirements of Standard 90.1-1999 or 50% savings compared to buildings that meet the minimum requirements of Standard 90.1-2004.
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Reuse of ASHRAE Content

Please visit the permissions and licensing page for information on reuse of ASHRAE content in print or digital form and/or information on licensing for multiple users & software developers.
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Science and Technology for the Built Environment

ASHRAE’s archival research journal has a new name. Beginning January 2015, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, formerly HVAC&R Research, expands its scope to include papers in areas of science and technology for the built environment. In addition to traditional areas of research in HVAC&R, the journal's papers offer comprehensive reporting of original research to cover topics such as smart buildings, thermal comfort, aircraft ventilation, and automotive climate technology. Learn more >

Apps and eBooks

As ASHRAE seeks to expand its mission around the globe, on-the-go access becomes increasingly important. ASHRAE mobile formats are simple, portable solutions that deliver the latest building technology information to your smartphone or tablet. ASHRAE is pleased to offer a growing selection of mobile apps and eBooks. Learn more >>