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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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Resources & Publications

Consumer Center

ASHRAE is the world’s foremost technical society in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R). The Society helps ensure energy efficient buildings, keep indoor environments comfortable and productive, deliver healthy food to consumers and preserve the outdoor environment.

ASHRAE’s technical foundation is built by some 52,000 volunteer members in more than 133 countries. ASHRAE membership includes consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, manufacturing representatives/sales, and architects.


How Does My Air Conditioner Work:
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Heating and Cooling


Breathing Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Are concerns about indoor air quality making it difficult for you to breathe easy in your own home? Acknowledging reports that air quality inside homes can be worse than outside, engineers have identified ways to move air in and out of homes to minimize the factors that lead to indoor air quality problems. The key is to design HVAC and other systems to work together to effectively ventilate homes and minimize sources of indoor pollution. Guidance from ASHRAE ensures good indoor air quality for your home, allowing you to “breathe easier.”

Top 10 Ways Homeowners Can Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality


ASHRAE Resources to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

With energy bills skyrocketing in recent years, the need to save energy has become more important than ever.  Saving energy is beneficial on both an individual and a global scale. First, and most immediately, saving energy translates into money savings for homeowners. In addition, saving energy is beneficial on a global scale, since we face dwindling energy reserves.

Heating and cooling, along with ventilation, refrigeration and water heating, are responsible for about 75 percent of residential energy use.  A few simple steps can help you cut energy use and save on heating or cooling costs.

 Keeping Cool and Saving Money – Energy Tips for the Cooling Season
 Putting the Freeze on Heating Costs – Energy Tips for the Heating Season


Want to Know More?

Do you have questions about your heating or cooling system?
If so, please email Jodi Scott, communications manager at jscott@ashrae.org.


Refrigeration Recipes

Cook with ColdMore than 100 recipes for cocktails, salads, breads, sauces and dressings can be found in Cook with Cold: Old Tyme Refrigerator Recipes.

A collection of recipes from the 1920s-1940s, the book is published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in recognition of the centennial of a predecessor society, the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers.

The recipes and images are reprinted from cookbooks published by Kelvinator, Frigidaire, Servel, Copeland, General Electric, Electrolux, Westinghouse, Majestic, Grunow, Crosley, Gibson and Norge.  Learn more >