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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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Society Groups

Planning Committee Reference Manual

  1. Working definition of the Planning Committee
  2. Planning Committee Definition.pdf

  3. Dos and Dont's of Empowered Committees
  4. Dos and Don'ts of Empowered Committees.pdf

  5. SMART Goal Setting
  6. SMART Goal Setting.pdf

  7. Core Values Power Point
  8. ASHRAE-Value-System.ppt

  9. 07-08 PLC notes on Eadie's book, Extraordinary Board Leadership  
  10. PLC Notes Extraordinary Board leadership Oct07.pdf 

  11. Survey Resources
  12. Executive Summary of 2005 Market Survey.pdf

    Feb 2005 Market Research update.pdf

    Member and Nonmember Insight Study, June 17, 2008

  13. PLC Goals for past Society years BACK TO 06-07
  14. PLC Goals - Past Society Years.pdf

  15. Agendas, notes, handouts, etc. from past BOD planning sessions, back to 2003 reorganization
  16. To be posted as developed.  Some materials are already on the website such as past minutes.

  17. Strategic Plan 2011
  18. Strategic Plan 2011

  19. Strategic Plans (Archived) 
  20. Strategic Plan 1997.pdf

    Strategic Plan 1992.pdf

    Strategic Plan 1988.pdf

    Strategic Plan 1985.pdf

  21. Archived Documents
  22. Analysis of BOD time used at Quebec meeting, June 2006
    Analysis of BOD Time Use.pdf

    Building an Effective People Process for ASHRAE: Bill Harrison write-up from 2007
    ASHRAE People Process.pdf

    Recommendations from 06-07 Planning Committee Effort on Attracting Volunteers
    Attracting Volunteers.pdf