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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 55,000 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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Resources & Publications

Engineering Practice Tools

ACEC's Professional Communities — coalitions — provide homes for like-minded individuals from across the A/E/C industry who are seeking resources for information-sharing, best practices, and networking. These communities offer professionals easy access to information pertaining to their area(s) of specialty.

The Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) represents mechanical/electrical engineering firms, providing a much‐needed forum for improving bottom‐line business with improved business practices, reduced professional liability, and increased profitability.

Through an agreement with ASHRAE they are providing two of their electronic publications to ASHRAE members for free. These publications are available to nonmembers for the price of $60 each.

For more information about CAMEE or any of ACEC’s Professional Communities,
please contact Heather Talbert, htalbert@acec.org or 202-682-4377.


Best Practice – Planning:

A project planning tool for MEP/FP engineering firms
This MEP/FP Project Planning Worksheet has been developed for engineering consulting firms that are engaged in the design of building systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecom, etc.) The purpose of the Planning Worksheet is to serve as a platform to help engineering consulting firms develop internal processes that will strengthen the business-related aspects of their organizations.

Access requires ASHRAE member login:
Tool No. 1-1: Project Planning Guideline for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection


Best Practice – Contracts:

Fair Risk and Reward Sharing with Your Client
The purpose of this document is to provide a sample agreement for providing MEP/FP engineering services directly to a Client. It is not intended to be used when the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer of Record is the Prime Design Professional (See CAMEE Tool 7-3).

This sample contract features:

  • A Letter of Agreement
  • An Exhibit that defines the Summary of Services
  • An Exhibit defining Terms and Conditions of the Agreement
Access requires ASHRAE member login:
Tool No. 7-2: Agreement between MEP Engineer and Client for Professional Services

Nonmember Access to CAMEE Publications