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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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Associate Member Benefits Description


Grade & Annual Dues: Associate Member $196.00 USD

Ideal for professionals with less than 12 years experience in the industry.


  • Experience in technical matters or in design, operation, or maintenance in HVAC&R fields
  • Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.


  • Access to member-only web pages.
  • ASHRAE Handbook. (Handbooks are issued in June annually. For example, if you join ASHRAE in September, you will receive your Handbook the following June. If you join in May, you will receive your Handbook the next month.)
  • ASHRAE Journal.
  • ASHRAE Insights newsletter.
  • HVAC&R Industry eNewsletter.
  • Society Connections eNewsletter.
  • Within 24 hours of joining ASHRAE, new members receive a complimentary 12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online, which allows search of all four volumes in I-P and SI units. (Renew this subscription for only $49 at the end of your first year of membership.) This offer applies to first-time Associate Members and Members joining on or after July 1, 2011.


  • Discount on publications (15% off), including ASHRAE Standards & Guidelines.
  • During first year, get 15% off Member price on all Handbook items (excluding network versions).
  • Discounts on educational courses and ASHRAE Meeting registrations.
  • Group Insurance