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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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Learn more about becoming a volunteer

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Get more involved with ASHRAEASHRAE looks to leaders like you to help us develop the technology that enables high performance for the life of buildings and systems. We depend on your practical experience and knowledge base to help us become better prepared and more marketable for the growing industry.

Becoming involved with ASHRAE provides you with a single resource for keeping up with technical advances in the industry. By joining, you gain direct access to new technology; universally recognized technical information; and you influence the direction of the built environment.

Below are a few ways in which you can get more involved with ASHRAE.


The First Step – Your ASHRAE Bio

Update Your Bio

An updated bio is required for membership on ASHRAE committees.  Membership is not required to serve on committees, although membership is encouraged. You can update your bio here.  


Chapter Level

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With more than 170 chapters around the world, volunteering at the chapter level is one of the easiest ways to take part in ASHRAE. Volunteering at the chapter level helps you develop a better understanding of how the Society functions and how to receive the most benefit from your membership while contributing to the growth of ASHRAE. For more information on how to volunteer at the chapter level, contact Vickie Grant, ASHRAE manager of region activities, at vgrant@ashrae.org.


Technical Committees

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As a technical committee member, you assist in planning programs for meetings, writing and reviewing Handbook chapters and assisting in developing research projects to improve equipment and system performance. ASHRAE currently has more than 100 committees addressing a range of built environment disciplines.


Standards Committees

Volunteers 3As a standard project committee member, you help write the Society’s standards and guidelines, which establish recommended design and operating practices embraced by the built environment community. ASHRAE publishes more than 100 standards and guidelines.


Standing Committees

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ASHRAE has more than 30 standing committees, which aid in operation of the ASHRAE activities at the Society level, such as development of educational courses, approval of research projects and planning of student activities. Volunteers who serve on ASHRAE standing committees must first be nominated. For more information, please visit the nominations site.


Commenting Opportunities

Volunteerism within ASHRAE is not limited to service on a committee. ASHRAE also provides means for membership involvement by allowing members and others to comment on its publications, Handbook and proposed standards.

Comment on Publications
ASHRAE has more than 300 publications, written to present the most current and useful information possible. If you would like to comment on existing publications, recommend changes to existing publications or propose a new publication, visit here.

Comment on the ASHRAE Handbook
The four-volume ASHRAE Handbook series presents fundamental engineering data, explains new advances in equipment and covers application of new technologies to solve design and operating problems. To comment on a Handbook chapter, visit here.

Comment on Standards
ASHRAE standards serve as the basis of testing and design practice around the world. Proposed standards and addendum to standards are periodically open for public comment. For more information, visit here

ASHRAE Journal

ASHRAE Journal seeks and publishes application-oriented articles of interest to the membership. For more information on submitting an article, visit