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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

2018 Winter Conference and Student Program

A special program for students will take place at the 2018 Winter Conference. Events and activities include a mixer, a technical talk, a design competition session, student congress and a tour. Students are also encouraged to attend recommended technical sessions throughout the conference.

An orientation will take place via webinar prior to the meeting.

pdf_icon.png Chicago 2018 Student Program Brochure

Saturday, Jan. 20

Student Welcome
1-3 pm

Hear welcoming remarks from ASHRAE Board Officers, followed by presentations by recipients of last year’s Grant program, an awards ceremony and a group activity.

YEA/Student Mixer
5-6:30 pm

Mix and mingle with YEA members. Meet new friends, gain insight into life after college, and enjoy free food.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Student Program
8 am-1:30 pm

The program will feature a discussion on ASHRAE’s Design Competition, a technical talk on HVAC&R, and a career panel followed by lunch.

Student Tour ($25)
1:30 pm

University of Chicago - William Eckhardt Research Center
The University of Chicago William Eckhardt Research Center (WERC), is a 265,000 square foot high-performance research building which brings together several research groups within the world-renowned Physical Sciences Division (PSD), as well as the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), the university’s first ever engineering program. The building includes five stories above grade and two below-grade levels. The latter were specifically designed to accommodate high-performance research laboratories by mitigating vibration and electromagnetic interference. Within the below-grade levels are a 10,000 square foot Class 100 nanofabrication clean room and 18,000 square feet of precision-controlled optics and laser laboratories, among other spaces.  

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Student Congress
10 am- noon

Student branch officers are selected to participate in this two-hour session to provide ASHRAE leaders with feedback and guidance on student activities.

Student Branch Advisor Congress
10 am-noon

Student branch advisors are invited to join representatives from the Student Activities Committee to brainstorm ideas for the future.