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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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Obituaries - June 2013

Carl H. Duke
71; Life Member; Houston, TX 77040; joined ASHRAE in 2009.

Keith Alan Goldstein
52; Member; Fort Thomas, KY 41075; joined ASHRAE in 1992.

Raymond K. Goode
89; Life Member; Metairie, LA 70005; joined ASHVE in 1956. He served as president of the New Orleans Chapter in 1957-58.

Gerald A. Howell
81; Life Member; Hacienda Heights, CA 91745; joined ASRE in 1955.

William G. Lau Jr.
66; Life Member; Jackson, NJ 08527; joined ASHRAE in 1989. Lau served as general chair of the Region I Chapters Regional Conference in 2011-12. He also held all offices in the New York Chapter, including president in 2004-05, and was a member of TC 5.5, Air-to-Air Energy Recovery.

Wallace Lee
81; Life Member; Franklin, TN 37067; joined ASHRAE in 1959. He was a charter member of the Nashville Chapter, which was the first ASHRAE chapter formed after the merger of ASHAE and ASRE.

James C. Malone Jr.
94; Life Member; Mountain Brk, AL, 35223; joined ASHRAE in 1985.

James M. Ritter
82; Life Member; La Crosse, WI 54603; joined ASHRAE in 1971. Ritter was the long-time historian of the La Crosse Area Chapter. He received the Society’s Lou Flagg Historical Award in 2003 and 2005 for his histories of The Trane Co. and Reuben Trane.

Bradford Pyle
103; Life Member; Grosse Point Woods, MI, 48236; joined ASHRAE in 1982.

Phillip D. Rodgers
71; Life Member; Calexico, CA 99231; joined ASHRAE in 1976. He served as historian of the Maine Chapter in 1993 – 94.

David C. Rough
67; Member; Johannesburg 2158 South Africa; joined ASHRAE in 1989.

Lee Francis Sandahl
90; Life Member; La Habra Heights, CA 90631; joined ASHRAE in 1988.

Franz Sparovic
71; Life Member; Greenville, SC 29615; joined ASHRAE in 2006. He served on ISO/TC 205/Panel 4 and ISO/TC205 TAG-P1, P2 and P3.

Paul F. Sprehe
82; Life Member; Oklahoma City, OK 73162; joined ASHRAE in 1964.

Harold B. Swygert Jr.
86; Fellow Life Member; Columbia, SC 29211; joined ASRE in 1958. Swygert served as president of the South Carolina Chapter and also served on the Society’s Admissions and Advancement Committee. He received a Distinguished 50-Year Member Award in 2008.

Leon J. Taub
88; Life Member; Seattle, WA 98122; joined ASHRAE in 1989.

ASHRAE predecessor societies: ASHVE, the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers; ASRE, The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers; ASHAE, the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.