Years Supporting the HVAC&R Industry
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The ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter, founded in 1959, is a local ASHRAE Chapter that serves its members in Hamilton-Burlington, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas, and the Niagara Region. We host monthly technical presentations and tours from September to May ending our fiscal year in June with our annual industry golf tournament.
In other words, a local ASHRAE Chapter is a group of ASHRAE members who are located in a specific geographical area. They are led by a team of volunteer members to provide educational and networking opportunities for local professionals in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry. They organize various events and activities such as technical presentations, technical tours, conferences, socials and community service projects.
Ultimately, the goal of ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter is to promote the mission and vision of ASHRAE, which is to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of HVAC&R and to create a healthy and sustainable built environment for all!
ABOUT ASHRAE Society
What is ASHRAE?
ASHRAE is the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), founded in 1894, is a global society seeking to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems design and construction. ASHRAE has over 50,000 members in more than 130 countries worldwide.
ASHRAE’s members are composed of building services engineers, architects, mechanical contractors, building owners, equipment manufacturers’ employees, and others concerned with the design and construction of HVAC&R systems in buildings. The society funds research projects, offers continuing education programs, and develops and publishes technical standards to improve building services engineering, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainable development.
ASHRAE also publishes a set of handbooks, standards and guidelines relating to HVAC systems and issues, that are often referenced in building codes and used by consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, architects, and government agencies. These standards are periodically reviewed, revised and republished.
Examples of commonly referenced ASHRAE Handbooks are:
- ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals
- ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment
- ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications
- ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration
Examples of commonly referenced ASHRAE Standards are:
- Standard 34 – Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
- Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
- Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
- Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- Standard 189.1 – Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
The society also publishes two magazines: the ASHRAE Journal is issued monthly, and High Performing Buildings Magazine is published quarterly. They contain articles on related technology, information on upcoming meetings, editorials, and case studies of various well-performing buildings.
Through global collaboration, research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.
A healthy and sustainable built environment for all.
To serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.
ASHRAE education, technical information and all other activities and products will always reflect the best practices that lead our industry. We strive for continuous improvement and innovation in all our practices and products.
ASHRAE and its members are passionate about serving the built environment, creating value, and recognizing the accomplishments of others.
ASHRAE is committed to the highest ethical standards. We work transparently, observing essential requirements for due process and peer reviews to assure our members and stakeholders that we do the right things the right way.
ASHRAE seeks and embraces collaborative efforts with organizations, agencies, and individuals sharing our commitment to sustainable built environments.
Members lead ASHRAE at every level, serving ASHRAE and helping ASHRAE serve society.
ASHRAE is committed to providing a welcoming environment. Our culture is one of inclusiveness, acknowledging the inherent value and dignity of each individual.
ASHRAE HAMILTON BY THE NUMBERS
Creating a healthy and sustainable built environment for all.
A healthy and sustainable built environment for all
We share ASHRAE Society’s Vision of a healthy and sustainable built environment for all. There is a growing awareness of the environmental, social and economic impacts of buildings, including effects on ecosystem sustainability and the well-being of building occupants. Considering that Canadians spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, this highlights the impact buildings can have on our local population. We are focused on realizing a healthy and sustainable built environment for all both locally and the markets our members serve.