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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 Handbook Online

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ASHRAE Handbook Online Now Mobile Device Responsive

ASHRAE Handbook Online fits your needs, and now it fits your screen! Starting now, with a new responsive design,

  • On tablets and desktops, text reflows to fit your screen comfortably: vertical or horizontal, and a wide range of window sizes.
  • You can customize the font size to your preference and needs.
  • The navigation menu retracts, so more of your screen real estate is devoted to reading space (which is what you are really there for).
  • Improved mobile device toolbar scrolls with the page, sticking at the top.

With these improvements, ASHRAE Handbook Online makes it easier than ever for you to search across all volumes, print, ask questions about technical content, access bonus features, and look up new terminology.

Current subscribers can enjoy these features now. And eligible ASHRAE members can choose an ASHRAE Handbook Online subscription as a free member benefit when they renew their membership.

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Access All Four ASHRAE Handbook Volumes Online

ASHRAE Handbook Online offers all the content of the ASHRAE Handbooks series plus interactive and supplemental features like these:

  • Spreadsheets to perform calculations
  • Sound and video clips to better demonstrate processes and applications
  • Color or interactive figures
  • Interactive equations
  • Links to the ASHRAE Bookstore to related printed information, data, and software available from ASHRAE or other web resources
  • Software or source code not otherwise published by ASHRAE
  • Supplemental or expanded text passages (e.g., case studies, "sidebar" discussions)

Subscribe to ASHRAE Handbook Online and get instant access to the latest edition of all four volumes for $289/year ($209/year for ASHRAE members). ASHRAE members who are entitled to receive the print Handbook also have the option to choose ASHRAE Handbook Online as a free member benefit when they renew their annual membership, or for $33 get the Handbook in all three formats—print, PDF, and online. If purchased separately, all four print volumes would cost $836 plus shipping and handling. With a subscription you get:

  • Immediate access as soon as you subscribe online - no waiting.
  • All four volumes of the ASHRAE Handbook (I-P and SI editions). That's over 3,600 pages of expert-reviewed content in each set of units for use worldwide.
  • Access anywhere you have an Internet connection - in your office - at home - on the job site. No need to carry books or CDs. Just log in wherever you are.
  • Powerful, flexible search. Easy, effective, and fast.
  • Updated content between print revisions. If an ASHRAE Technical Committee provides an update between print editions, you'll get it right away.
  • Copy and print functions for your project records.

ASHRAE Handbook volumes:

2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment
2015 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications
2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration
2013 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals

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Need Multiuser Access?

ASHRAE Handbook Online provides convenient, web-based access to all four volumes of the ASHRAE Handbook anytime for your individual use. Corporate and multiuser access to the ASHRAE Handbook is available through ASHRAE Digital Collections. To learn more about how you can get access for your office, please visit ashrae.org/digitalcollections.