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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. Approximately 51,000 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.
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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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Government Affairs

Grassroots Government Advocacy

ASHRAE Government Affairs Action Alerts

Learn more and take action on timely government affairs issues at all levels of government by visiting ASHRAE’s government affairs action center at https://account.votility.com/enterprise/ASHRAE/ec/126

To learn how you can use this new member benefit, check out these You Tube training modules:


Become an ASHRAE Champion

This is a key period for ASHRAE, engaging with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government on a global basis. It is vital that a network of active engineer-advocates exists worldwide to impress upon decision-makers how their choices will impact society – and HVAC&R professionals specifically – and create a sustainable built environment.

Know an ASHRAE Champion? ASHRAE recognizes a member or team of members annually who excel in government activities at the Chapter level. Nominate that ASHRAE member or team today by using the application for the Government Advocacy Award found below:
Government Advocacy Award Criteria Application >>


Current Government Activities

Find out what’s going on for Grassroots Government Advocacy at the provincial, state and local level.  Learn more with the Government Affairs Updates >


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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?

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.


For more information, see the resources listed below:

Also, should you be interested in being a GGAC leader in your chapter or section, please contact Jim Scarborough, Manager of Grassroots 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.


Government Advocacy Award



Committee Leadership
    GGAC Committee - New York 2014
  • Bert Phillips (Chair)
  • Rob Craddock (First Vice Chair)
  • Keith Reihl (Second Vice Chair)
  • Dru Crawley (Communications Coordinator)
  • Charles Culp, Ex Officio

Committee Members

  • Richard Vehlow (Region I)
  • Doug Cochrane (Region II)
  • Dunstan Macauley (Region III)
  • Bryan Lampley (Region IV)
  • Sonya Pouncy (Region V)
  • Kelly Crow (Region VI)
  • Chad Moore (Region VII)
  • Dan Merkel (Region VIII)
  • Brian Lynch (Region IX)
  • Mark Bender (Region X)
  • Jeff Hurd (Region XI)
  • Scott Seigel (Region XII)
  • Ng Yong Kong (Region XIII)
  • Ahmed Alaa Eldin Mohamed (Region-At-Large)

The Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee at the conclusion of its inaugural meeting, New York City, Winter Meeting January 2014