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New! GroupPay

The GroupPay program is designed to allow for an easy payment from a single invoice for all employees within an organization. Memberships are still individual to the employee, and cannot be transferred within the organization. Primary contact at the organization must be identified and will have access to a special online portal to view employee members and select which ones they wish to be invoiced for.  If employees have left the organization, the primary contact can remove them from the list. 

    • Primary Contact can view the annual complimentary selected benefit of their employees.
    • Chapter dues may be paid alongside Society dues for the group or left up to the individual to pay directly to the Chapter. 
    • Organization can benefit from 10% off the full dues rate when 5 or more employees join as a new member at once.  Current dues rate will be charged for renewals.   

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Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

All ASHRAE members age 35 and younger (except student members) are automatically considered YEA members, and qualify to take advantage of programs and services geared specifically to young professionals.

To ensure a bright future for ASHRAE and the industry, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Committee was developed to create programs and develop a path for our young professional members. YEA members have access to leadership development weekends, scholarships for continuing education courses, and more.

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SmartStart is a 3 year program that allows Student members to transfer to Associate grade membership at a rate that is recent-graduate friendly. Student members who are graduating soon or have recently graduated should complete the SmartStart form to participate.

SmartStart Program

Developing Economies Program

The Developing Economies membership program provides a reduction in dues for applicants and renewing members who reside in countries categorized as “Low Income” and “Lower Middle Income” by the World Bank List of Economies statistics.

Qualifying applicants and renewing members will be automatically notified and given the option to participate in the program when joining and renewing online.

Program benefits include:

  • Digital subscription to the ASHRAE Journal, and HPB Magazine
  • Member access to the Technology Portal and Science and Technology for the Built Environment
  • ASHRAE Handbook in PDF (except Affiliate and Student grade participants)
  • Discounts on conference registrations, Bookstore purchases, and continuing education courses

Developing Economies Program

CIBSE/ASHRAE Route to Membership


CIBSE has a fast track route for individuals that hold the Member grade with ASHRAE.

There is no engineering practice report or interview required when applying through this route. Upon submission, your application will be checked and then submitted to the next available Membership Panel meeting for assessment. Applications are accepted year-round.

To be eligible, applicants also need to have professional registration with a recognized Engineering authority. For application forms and a list of recognized authorities, please visit


Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) eAffiliate Program

ASHRAE members can join the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) as an eAffiliate member with a special discounted partner membership fee. The price for this is just £20, which is equivalent to $25 USD (normally around £90 / $115 USD per year). The benefits of signing up for an IOR eAffiliate membership subscription include:

  • More than 300 technical bulletins on refrigeration topics downloadable from the IOR website, including Safety Codes of Practice for the four refrigerant groups (normally retailing at $61 USD ( £48) each for non-members.)
  • New refrigerant eLearning and training materials for alternatives such as carbon dioxide, flammables and ammonia.
  • Invitation to participate in professional development technical webinars (certificates awarded.)
  • Regular news and updates on refrigerant developments from IOR.
  • Ability to book and attend UK-based IOR conferences at member discount rates.

Register now using the special partner link below:


You will be asked to login as an ASHRAE member to access the link. Please do not share this link as it is an exclusive offer to our members only.

Please note: You must add your ASHRAE membership number when registering to receive the discount. Once your subscription fee is paid to IOR, you will gain access to all online publications.