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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.
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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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Building EQ

ASHRAE's Building EQ Portal provides a quick energy analysis that benchmarks a building's energy performance. Building EQ assists in the preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit to identify means to improve a building's energy performance including low-cost, no-cost energy efficiency measures and an Indoor Environmental Quality survey with recorded measurements to provide additional information to assess a building's performance.

Two different evaluations can be used independently to compare a candidate building to other similar buildings in the same climate zone or together for an assessment of a building's design potential compared to actual operation:

In Operation compares actual building energy use with metered energy information.

As Designed compares energy use based on the building's physical characteristics and systems with standardized energy use simulation.

 

 

Building EQ Portal

The new Building EQ Portal is now available for the In Operation evaluation. The As Designed evaluation will be available soon.

  • Online data entry and submission process
  • Metered energy data exchange from ENERGY STAR™ Portfolio Manager
  • Median EUI calculation aligned with ENERGY STAR
  • Building EQ Performance Score visible to all users on the main input screen at all times
  • Redesigned label shows Building EQ Performance Score on a barometer/scale. No more letter grades!
  • Standard reports can be automatically generated by credentialed users
  • Improved submission approval process
  • Help and validation information is built into the system


Learn more on how to access the portal, initiate a project, and begin a submission:

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If you are currently working on a Building EQ submission using the Excel workbooks, please contact BuildingEQ@ashrae.org for additional information on how to proceed.

 

Rate Building's Energy Efficiency

Rate-Building-Icon-80x81.pngCompare a building to similar buildings in the same climate based on an As Designed or In Operation assessment to receive a Building EQ Performance score.

 

Improve Building's Energy Performance

Improve-Performance-icon-80x80.pngAssists in the preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit that provides actionable recommendations to improve the building's efficiency and track the results.

 

Customize Building EQ Platform

Custom-Platform-Building-Icon-80x80.pngASHRAE allows for the creation of a custom building database to measure building performance by customer, region, or jurisdiction.

 
Building EQ Fact Sheet

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Be an Energy Genius

Building EQ Certified Providers

Building EQ Certified ProviderEarning and maintaining an ASHRAE Certification shows an individual has met rigorous eligibility requirements, passed an examination measuring their understanding of the respective body of knowledge, and for those who have already passed the examination, kept the understanding current through professional development. These individuals have earned the highest recognition of their ability to deliver one or both components of Building EQ. ASHRAE BEAPs and BEMPs may upgrade their Building EQ accounts to credentialed users free of charge.

The Building EQ Certified Provider badge can only be used by individuals certified by ASHRAE as Building Energy Modeling Professionals or Building Energy Assessment Professionals. Please follow these guidelines when using the certified provider badge.

Certified Provider Badge Guidelines (PDF)

 

Find out more information about becoming ASHRAE certified at www.ashrae.org/certification.

 

University Course

Benchmarking and Assessment of Building Energy Performance

University CourseA partnership between ASHRAE and APPA: Leadership in Education is bringing ASHRAE's Building Energy Quotient to universities through a senior level course on building energy auditing and analysis: Benchmarking and Assessment of Building Energy Performance. The course uses the Building EQ In Operation rating as a framework to engage students, professors, facilities managers, and ASHRAE professionals as a collaborative team in a project based learning activity that will benefit all parties involved.
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