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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

Richard Pearson, P.E.

Richard Pearson is a regular presenter at professional development courses at the University of Wisconsin and elsewhere on subjects related to Energy Audits, HVAC design, energy management, system analysis, and renovation of buildings. He holds multiple ASHRAE Technology awards and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Distinguished Service Citation.  He has been awarded the membership grade of Fellow for his pioneering work with building automation systems, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE. He has been Chairman of the Energy Management Committee, and has served on the Board of Directors, as well as serving on the Finance, Professional Development, TC 7.6, and Environmental Health committees, and the Technology Council.

He has spent most of his career in hands-on analysis and the creative renovation of HVAC systems. His significant energy efficiency project work includes optimizing a 7,000-ton and a 3,000-ton facility, tracking a $3.6 million utility bill, renovating a 30-story art deco hotel, commissioning eight thermal storage projects, and conducting an energy analysis on 11 United States Marine Corps base buildings in Okinawa.


Courses Taught