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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

Stephen Kavanaugh, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE

Steve Kavanaugh is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. He is a past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.8 Geothermal Energy, and past chair of TC 9.4 Applied Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Kavanaugh is the author of several ASHRAE publications including: Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems (2014); HVAC Simplified (2006); and Ground Source Heat Pumps: Design of Geothermal Systems for Commercial and Institutional Buildings (1997). He also received the ASHRAE Technical Achievement Award in 2001.


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