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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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Education & Certification

ASHRAE Instructors

Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Dr. Tom Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate and coordinator for the mechanical engineering degree program at the University of Georgia, and he has 30+ years of professional engineering experience. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, he spent approximately 20 of those years in industry and consulting. Dr. Lawrence is a member of the ASHRAE Board of Directors; past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability; and a member of the committee that wrote ASHRAE Standard 189.1 on high-performance green buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design around the world. He is the chair of the editorial committee that will produce the 5th edition of the ASHRAE Green Guide, which will be published in late 2017. Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction honors in Environmental Science from Purdue University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, with a research topic focused on demand control ventilation.


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