Why Join ASHRAE?
Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s a small world”? This certainly rings true once you join ASHRAE’s global network, ASHRAE members bring this big world of ours together through the exchange of technical information, writing of standards and through committee work and networking. 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.
Become Well Read
ASHRAE members receive the following as part of their membership:
- ASHRAE Handbook – this reference manual is the most widely cited reference for HVAC&R technology in the world. Each year one of the four volume Handbooks is updated and delivered to members to add to their library and knowledge base.
- ASHRAE Journal – a monthly magazine that brings current trends and information to your desk in your choice of print or digital format.
- ASHRAE E-newsletters – delivered to your desk in print and digital form, these publications help you keep on top of what is going on in the Society and the industry, all over the world!
- Discounts on ASHRAE publications – ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications through www.ashrae.org/bookstore. More than 300 titles are available including the ASHRAE Standards.
Become the Office Expert
Another popular saying is: “You learn something new every day.” ASHRAE members are lifelong learners. Here are some ways you can expand your knowledge base:
- ASHRAE Certification – earn your certification and put the letters behind your name that show that you have the knowledge you need to succeed in the industry.
- ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses – earn your PDHs online or at the ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences. Courses are offered all year long, giving you many opportunities to learn and grow.
Be the Person You Want to Be
Networking at ASHRAE events and volunteerism in the Society are essential to your success:
- Chapter Meetings – 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!
- ASHRAE Committees – Committee members get a chance to participate and lead a group toward a common goal. The skills learned and used through committee work are valuable and useful back on the job.
All of these reasons, added up, are the reason ASHRAE exists and why ASHRAE needs you. Join ASHRAE and see why our membership is so strong and why we always have room for more professionals, just like you.