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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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Society Groups

Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee

The Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee shall be responsible for organizing ASHRAE members at the grassroots level to influence and educate local, state, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas of interest to ASHRAE members, in order to better coordinate efforts and understanding between ASHRAE members and government as well as being responsible for developing the extent and the manner in which ASHRAE implements and pursues actions to influence government affairs and public policy.

A new standing committee beginning in Society Year 2013-14, the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee (GGAC) wants members at all levels of ASHRAE to be a part of this new and exciting program. In Society Year 2015-16, the Advocacy Committee and the Grassroots Government Activities Committee merged into the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, bringing all of ASHRAE’s government affairs under one umbrella.


Did you know that:

  • the pipeline of talent feeding the HVAC&R field is in danger of being closed even further through short-sighted state government regulation?
  • opportunities for more business in the development of sustainable buildings are being missed?
  • standards crafted by you and your colleagues are being passed over in favor of less prescriptive (and less beneficial to the profession) measures?


Detailed information about the Grassroots Advocacy Committee is available



For more information, see the resources listed below:

GGAC Governing Documents

Public Policy Resources

ASHRAE Policies

Also, should you be interested in being a GGAC leader in your chapter or section, please contact Jim Scarborough, Senior Manager of State and Local Government Affairs, at jscarborough@ashrae.org to initiate communication with the Regional Vice Chair for GGAC in your region, a list of whom are provided below.