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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.

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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 Historical Minute - March 2013

“Picnic Basket Wanted.  The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Chicago is offering a cash award of $500 ($7,500 in today’s dollars) to the inventor of a refrigerated picnic basket, compact enough to fit easily into the average car, roomy enough to hold a sizeable lunch, and inexpensive enough so it may be retailed at $20. ($300 in today’s dollars) or less.  The refrigerating system of such a basket, Ray D. Smith, president, suggests, would probably be operated by the motor through a plug-in conveniently located.  Insulation, he states, would necessarily be important.”

—“What’s Going on in the Mechanical Refrigerator Field,” Ice and Refrigeration, May 1937.