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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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Membership & Conferences

Student Member Benefits Description


Grade & Annual Dues: Student Member $20.00 USD


Ideal For: Undergraduate and Graduate students in a:

  • University
  • College
  • Junior college or
  • Technical institute


  • Must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field.
  • Matriculated in an approved course of study in the arts and sciences covered by the Society's objectives.


  • Participate in: Student Design Project Competition, Grants-in-Aid, Society and Local Scholarships, and Student Branch Activities.
  • Career & Education Resources -- The Student Zone web page offers a list of accredited engineering institutions as well as tips on landing an exciting job in the HVAC&R industry.
  • Can vote in and hold office only at the Student Branch level, but cannot do such at Chapter, Regional, and Society levels.
  • Not eligible for group insurance.

Student Membership Bonuses:

  • ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals; with CD $49. Students are permitted to make one Handbook purchase per issue for the discounted rate of $49 for a printed copy or $39 for CD only version. Any additional copies of a given Handbook can be purchased at full price, $199.
  • Educational Discount on certain other publications.
  • Discounted registration for ASHRAE Annual and Winter Conferences.