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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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Refrigeration Committee

Refrigeration Committee encourages the advancement of refrigeration technology and its application. This committee reports to Technology Council. Through its use in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, the refrigeration process has become critical to the health, comfort, and welfare of humanity.  The Refrigeration Committee of ASHRAE encourages the advancement of refrigeration technology and its application.


What's New with the Refrigeration Committee


Committee Operations

Committee operations are set by Section 2.420 of the Rules of the Board (ROB) and by the Manual of Procedures (MOP).  Supporting information and procedures are located in the Reference Manual.  This Committee reports to Technology Council.

Rules of the Board, Volume 2: Standing Rules for Board, Councils, Committees

 Manual of Procedures - revised June 2015 (MOP)

 REF Reference Manual – revised June 2015




Committee Resources

To support the Chapters, the Refrigeration Committee has developed materials to assist in presenting refrigeration-themed programs.

 Tips on Hosting a Successful refrigeration-focused ASHRAE Chapter Meeting

Kindred Refrigeration Societies 

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Program



The Refrigeration Committee annually administers two such awards which recognize the refrigeration-relevant achievements of designers and owners for innovation and/or new technologies.

Milton W. Garland Commemorative Refrigeration Award for Project Excellence 

Milt Garland Winners

  • 2002 Albertson's Grocery Retrofit
  • 2003 Saint Louis Penguin/Puffin Coast
  • 2004 Cornell University Lake Source Cooling Project
  • 2009 San Fernando Brewery Refrigeration Project
  • 2010 Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises
  • 2011 Price Chopper Supermarket
  • 2014 Olympic Heat Recovery Project
  • 2016 Oil Transfer and Recycling System for Ammonia Refrigeration Installation


Comfort Cooling Award for Project Excellence

Comfort Cooling Winners

  • 2006 UIC West Campus Central Chilled Water System
  • 2009 Carlisle Regional Medical Center
  • 2013 The Medical Center Phase 2 Cooling
  • 2016 Drammen Fjernvarme District Heating & Cooling System


George C. Briley Award Winning ArticleAlternatives to Vapor-Compression HVAC Technologies by William Goetzler; Robert Zogg; Jim Young; and Caitlin Johnson