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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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ASHRAE Members have access to the single largest source of HVAC&R knowledge in the world. We learn A LOT through our research, and thanks to our amazing volunteers, we are able to share that knowledge in a lot of ways - one of which is through our Publications. Enjoy!


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ASHRAE Journal & Technology Portal

ASHRAE Journal is a monthly publication sent to members. The Journal articles provide peer-reviewed "need to know" information and thoughtful insight into the wide range of topics that influence building and system design, installation and operation. 

ASHRAE Technology Portal is a central body of knowledge for ASHRAE technology and research products. The portal provides access to 1700+ journal articles published since 1997 and 600+ final reports from research projects published since 1958 (RP-12).


Handbook Online

During the first year of membership, new Member and Associate grade members receive complimentary access to ASHRAE the Handbook Online. This subscription can be renewed as a member benefit at no cost or for just $33 when renewing membership if selected with the print edition.

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ASHRAE Handbook Updates for Current Members

The ASHRAE Handbook is the industry’s most valuable resource! With its breadth and worldwide distribution, the Handbook provides the opportunity for the entire HVAC&R industry have the same understanding of principles worldwide. Beginning with the 2018 Refrigeration Handbook, the ASHRAE Handbook series will discontinue production of the compact disc (CD) and replace it with a downloadable PDF link. The PDF link to download the ASHRAE Handbook will be made available to eligible members annually in June, beginning June 2018. Upon renewal, eligible members (full dues paying Member and Associate Members) can select the following options:

Option 1: A Printed copy of the 2018 Refrigeration Handbook in either IP or SI units, Downloadable PDF for archival access.

Option 2: ASHRAE Handbook Online: membership year access to four-volume Handbook Online (I-P and SI units) including 2018 REFRIGERATION HANDBOOK (AE) VOLUME, with online-only features and PDF format for archival and offline access.
Option 3: For an additional charge, all formats of the ASHRAE Handbook including: a Printed copy of the 2018 Refrigeration Handbook in either IP or SI units, Downloadable PDF for archival access and access to the ASHRAE Handbook Online. Your Society Dues remittance must match your Handbook benefit selection. 1 Year: Additional $33; 2 Years: Additional $66; 3 Years: Additional $99

Developing Economy members will receive the 2018 Refrigeration Handbook as a downloadable PDF and will no longer receive free access to the ASHRAE Handbook Online for their 2017-2018 membership year.  To receive the Handbook in print, or Handbook Online, participants in this program will need to upgrade to full dues paying Associate or Member grades while renewing their membership. Participants can also email membership@ashrae.org for more information or assistance.


High Performing Buildings Magazine

Members receive a free digital subscription to High Performing Buildings Magazine. The magazine presents practical solutions through case studies that include measured performance data and lessons learned through the design, construction and operation of today’s best-performing buildings measured through sustainability, efficiency and whole-building performance.


Science and Technology for the Built Environment

ASHRAE's journal for archival research is free to members. Subscribe at the member rate to Science and Technology for the Built Environment.


Shop the ASHRAE Online Bookstore

Shop the ASHRAE Bookstore to purchase ASHRAE Publications. Purchase Standards, Guidelines, Conference Papers, Design Guides, Electronic Products and more using your membership discount.