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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.

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Dues Program for Developing Countries

Global To encourage continued membership and participation in ASHRAE by engineers outside North America, the Society has launched a program that provides a decreased dues structure option for Member and Associate grades to our members who reside in countries categorized as “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income”
developing economies by the World Bank List of Economies statistics.

By offering more affordable dues to members in “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income” developing economies, ASHRAE is fully engaging members globally to help expand our reach into countries that can contribute to and benefit from the technology and information sharing in the society.

ASHRAE encourages our qualifying members to take advantage of this program to help build those resources.

Program FAQs

Who is eligible for the program?
Members who reside in countries categorized as “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income” developing economies by the World Bank List of Economies statistics are eligible. Visit the World Bank's Web site for a list of low income /lower middle income countries.

What are the cost and benefits of this dues program?
The cost is $90 USD per year for members in eligible countries. The benefits of the new program will include: electronic-only monthly access to the ASHRAE Journal and ASHRAE Insights, and the annual ASHRAE Handbook in CD format.

Members can also pay $196 (USD) per year and receive the print copies of the ASHRAE Journal and the print copy of the annual ASHRAE Handbook.

What do I need to do to take advantage of this reduced dues structure?
For renewing members who live in a “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income”
qualifying country, you must make sure your dues are current for your membership. When you renew, you will be given the $90 dues option online at ashrae.org. If you wish to continue paying $196 and still receive a printed copy of the Handbook and ASHRAE Journal, you can select that as an option. Both pricing options will be available on the paper membership dues bill you will receive in the mail if you choose to send in your renewal rather than renew online. New members wishing to take advantage of the reduced dues structure who do not wish to join online may use the ASHRAE Membership Application for Developing Economies.

Why is ASHRAE offering reduced dues for “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income” developing economies?
The program is part of ASHRAE’s strategic plan, which calls for increasing our membership outside of the United States and making participation in the society more affordable and accessible to all individuals interested in ASHRAE membership.

Who should I contact with questions?  
Please contact membership@ashrae.org