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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.

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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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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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Honors-Awards-Primer

A Primer on Honors, Awards


By J. Thomas Sobieski, 
2012 – 13 Honors and Awards Committee Personal Awards Subcommittee Chair



Do you know that ASHRAE’s awards fall into six categories:
Personal Honors;
Personal Awards for General Society Activities;
Personal Awards for Specific Society Activities;
Paper Awards;
Society Awards to Groups or Chapters; and
Chapter and Regional Awards?
There are two important deadlines for submission of nominations to the Society Honors and Awards (H&A) Committee:
Dec. 1: Honorary Member, Fellow, F. Paul Anderson, Distinguished Public Service, Hall of Fame and Pioneers of the Industry awards.
May 1: Louise & Bill Holliday Distinguished Fellow, Andrew T. Boggs Service, Distinguished Service (DSA), Exceptional Service (ESA) and Distinguished 50-Year Member awards.
There are other awards, such as the E. K. Campbell Award of Merit, the Lincoln Bouillon Award and the John F. James International Award to name a few, that are recommended by selecting bodies other than the H&A Committee. Details such as criteria, selecting body, other deadlines, required documentation and nomination forms about all awards can be found at: www.ashrae.org/honors in easy to read text, via spreadsheet and PowerPoint format. 
If you need additional information, guidance and/or have a question(s), please feel free to contact Rosy Douglas at ASHRAE Headquarters, rdouglas@ashrae.org.
Are you aware that you can “self nominate” for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) and the Exceptional Service Award (ESA)?
Since these awards are granted on the basis of a point count for service to ASHRAE, you are the most knowledgeable person to determine your past services to the Society. Just be sure that your ASHRAE Biographical Record on the website is up to date and accurate (no double counts such as points for member and chair of the same committee for the same time period) and that your “bio” lists start and end dates for each activity.
Remember that members can only be recognized for services and/or outstanding technical achievements by the granting of ASHRAE Honors and Awards if members take the time and effort to make nominations.
For forms and information, visit the H&A Web page at www.ashrae.org/honors.