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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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ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.

In 2012, as part of a rebranding, ASHRAE began doing business as “ASHRAE” vs. using its full legal name of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Use of ASHRAE reflects the Society’s worldwide membership and that services will continue evolving globally.


ASHRAE's Mission and Vision

To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating. 


ASHRAE's Core Values

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.

Core Values Presentation.pptx


ASHRAE's Leadership

ASHRAE's Leadership is composed of a Board of Directors, Executive Council plus three other councils and numerous committees. Learn More about ASHRAE's Leadership >


ASHRAE Governing Documents

ASHRAE Code of Ethics
as approved by ASHRAE Board of Directors January 2007
ASHRAE Code of Ethics

as approved by ASHRAE Membership
Read ASHRAE's Bylaws


ASHRAE's Society Snapshot

The Final 2016-2017 ASHRAE Society Snapshot is now available. This overview provides a summary of results for the past Society year.


Consumer Center

Though we don't always recognize it, all of us are touched by the activities of ASHRAE. Visit the Consumer Center to see how ASHRAE activities have an impact on your daily life and to gain access to valuable information such as  the Top Ten Things Consumers Should Know about Air Conditioning and more.

Visit the Consumer Center

Headquarters Renovations

Nearly 200 members, chapters, sister organizations and companies joined in leaving a lasting impression of their contributions to our Society and the industry by purchasing a personalized paver.

Learn more about the renovation of ASHRAE's Headquarters. www.ashrae.org/building


Support ASHRAE Research

Help to support ASHRAE's mission, programs, and member services by making a contribution to ASHRAE Research. Contribute to ASHRAE Research >>



Whether it’s involvement with a chapter, the monthly ASHRAE Journal, the networking possibilities or the excellent learning opportunities, ASHRAE members all have different reasons for joining and staying in the Society. Find out what it means to be an ASHRAE member by watching brief interviews conducted during the Seattle Annual Conference 2014, and join the ranks of those shaping the future of the built environment today. Watch the interviews and learn more >>


ASHRAE en Espanol

As a service to ASHRAE's Spanish-speaking members, we now provide a page with general information about ASHRAE in the Spanish language, as well as other information of interest. Learn More >


ASHRAE Acronyms

A useful list of acronyms.

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Net Zero Heroes

Thank you for being Net Zero Heroes! Watch this short inspiring video that premiered during the Plenary Session at the 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, California.


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