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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. Approximately 51,000 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.
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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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K-12 Activities


Think Globally, Act Locally

K-12 Girl Raising Hand What does STEM stand for?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.

Why is STEM important?
The National STEM Education Coalition, in which ASHRAE is a member, works aggressively to raise awareness and advocates for the strengthening of STEM-related programs at all levels (K-12 and undergraduate) for educators and students and increased federal investments in STEM education. They also support robust federal investments in basic scientific research to inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields. Our nation must improve the way our students learn science, mathematics, technology and engineering.

The Coalition’s objective is to support new and innovative initiatives that will help improve the content, knowledge, skills and professional development of the K-12 STEM teacher workforce and informal educators. They also strive to improve the resources available in STEM classrooms and other learning environments.

What’s ASHRAE’s Role in STEM?
As a member of The National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition, ASHRAE is dedicated to ensuring quality STEM programs for teachers and students all around the world. ASHRAE formed a committee of ASHRAE members dedicated to this topic to research STEM issues as it pertains to specific age groups.

Through extensive research, this committee put together a recommended course of action for ASHRAE role in the STEM initiative:


  • Relay the importance of member involvement in STEM related activities from the leadership of the Society.
  • Tailor our message to fit Gen Y’s deep and compelling belief in sustainability and the environment.
  • Energize the Society as a whole by launching the STEM program through ASHRAE’s student branches.
  • Have both YEA and ASHRAE members serve as mentors to the Student Branches.
  • Implement an incentive program to inspire and motivate student branches to action.
  • Develop a consortium of STEM organizations to take advantage of existing programs and initiatives.
As a member of The National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition, ASHRAE is dedicated to ensuring quality STEM programs for teachers and students all around the world.


Why Get Involved

With the declining number of people entering into the engineering profession, the next generation (K-12) needs your leadership now more than ever. Student branch members and chapter members, get involved at your local school systems participating in or initiating following activities (not limited to…be creative!)


  • Classroom visits,
  • Student technical tours
  • Science fairs
  • Classroom experiments
  • Science fairs
  • Lectures
  • Campus visits
  • Career Fairs

Classroom Visits & Activities

K-12 Resources



In partnership with National Engineers Week Foundation, ASHRAE is working to promote engineering to middle school aged children, particularly young girls. ASHRAE has produced a short video at the Georgia Aquarium where mechanical engineer Johnna Spivey took three girls on a tour of the facility to demonstrate how HVAC&R engineering is important to the well being of marine life within the facility as well as visitors.

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