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American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Overview of the Organization. Who is ASHRAE?. ASHRAE is a professional organization consisting of approximately 55,000 individuals from more than 130 nations.

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American society of heating refrigerating and air conditioning engineers ashrae

American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Overview of the Organization


Who is ashrae
Who is ASHRAE?

  • ASHRAE is a professional organization consisting of approximately 55,000 individuals from more than 130 nations.

    • Students, consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners, and employees of manufacturing companies, educational institutions, research organizations, government or any organization concerned with environmental control.


Levels of involvement
Levels of Involvement

  • Student Chapter Involvement

  • Chapter Level Involvement

  • Regional Involvement (14 regions)

  • Society Involvement (25 committees)

  • Council Involvement

  • Technical & Standards Committee Involvement


Ashrae membership
ASHRAE Membership

  • ASHRAE is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) or refrigeration

    • Systems design

    • Indoor air quality

    • Energy conservation

    • Etc.


Membership grades
Membership Grades

  • Student Membership ($16)

    • Undergraduate and Graduate students

  • Affiliate Member ($40)

    • New members who want an introduction to ASHRAE

  • Associate Member ($150)

    • Professionals with less than 12 years experience in the industry

  • Member ($150)

    • Professionals with 12 or more years of experience in the industry


Ashrae benefits
ASHRAE Benefits

  • Networking Opportunities

    • Develop an industry network

    • Develop the ability to work with a wide spectrum of people

  • Career Services

    • Online resume posting

  • Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Units

    • Online seminars

    • ASHRAE Meetings


Ashrae student benefits
ASHRAE Student Benefits

  • Networking

  • Professional Development

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Awards for Society Involvement

  • Design Competitions

  • Grants for Research for Undergrads/Grads

  • Reduced costs for Resources


Benefits of ashrae involvement
Benefits of ASHRAE Involvement

  • Leadership Skills

  • Management Skills

  • Improving Technical Skills

  • Networking with Others

  • Accessibility to Technical Resources

  • Professional Development

  • Transfer of Ideas


Ashrae as a resource
ASHRAE as a Resource

  • ASHRAE Publications

    • ASHRAE Journal: application-oriented articles of interest to the membership

    • IAQ Applications: practical, applicable information on indoor air quality

    • HVAC&R Research: research in the fields of environmental control for the built environment

  • ASHRAE Handbooks

    • Fundamentals

    • Refrigeration

    • HVAC Applications

    • HVAC Systems and Equipment

  • ASHRAE Bookstore


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ASHRAE as a Resource

  • ASHRAE Research Initiatives

    • strategic five year research plan

    • centers on sustainability

  • ASHRAE Learning Institute

    • Online Seminars

    • Course Development for PDS seminars

    • Correspondence Courses

  • ASHRAE Standards

    • establishing consensus for: 1) methods of test for use in commerce and 2) performance criteria for use as facilitators with which to guide the industry


Technical committees tc s task groups tg s and technical resource groups trg s
Technical Committees (TC's), Task Groups (TG's), and Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • Responsible for:

    • preparing the text of the ASHRAE Handbooks

    • originating, coordinating, and supervising Society-sponsored research projects

    • presenting programs at ASHRAE meetings

    • reviewing technical papers

    • evaluating the need for standards

    • advising the Society on all aspects of the technology it embraces


Applying for membership on a technical committee
Applying for Membership on a Technical Committee Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • ASHRAE welcomes new members to its technical committees.

  • Changes to committee membership occur only once a year. To be considered for technical committee membership you must do the following prior to November 1 for membership beginning the next July 1:

    • Notify the Manager, Research and Technical Services of your interest in a particular TC

    • Update or file a current Biographical Record Form


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Technical Committees (TC's), Task Groups (TG's), and Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • 89 TCs, 7 TGs

    1.0 Fundamentals and General

    2.0 Environmental Quality

    3.0 Materials and Processes

    4.0 Load Calculations and Energy Requirements

    5.0 Ventilation and Air Distribution

    6.0 Heating Equipment, Heating & Cooling Systems & Applications

    7.0 Building Performance

    8.0 Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration System Components

    9.0 Building Applications

    10.0 Refrigeration Systems


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Technical Committees (TC's), Task Groups (TG's), and Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)


Other stuff
Other Stuff… Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE

    • New Subcommittee

    • Members under 30 years old

    • Build solid foundation for future career

    • Technology Acquisition

    • Professional Growth

    • Networking

    • Career Advancement

    • e.MENTORING PROGRAM!!


Chicago ashrae
Chicago ASHRAE Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • Region VI

  • Chapter 49 (Illinois)

  • Schools Associated with Illinois Chapter

    • DuPage Community College

    • Elgin Community College

    • Harper Community College

    • Oakton Community College

    • Triton Community College

    • University of Illinois - Chicago


Informational links
Informational Links Technical Resource Groups (TRG's)

  • www.ashrae.org (National website)

  • www.ashrae6.org (Regional website)

  • www.illinoisashrae.org (Illinois website)

  • www2.uic.edu/stud_orgs/prof/ashrae/ (UIC)


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