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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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Standards, Research & Technology
 

Research

TC/TRG/MTG/SSPC Important Dates and Deadlines

Strategic Plan for Research

ASHRAE 2010-2015 Research Strategic Plan 

A new research strategic plan will guide ASHRAE research for the next five years. The plan outlines ASHRAE’s research goals for the next five years. It centers on sustainability, which is defined as 'the concept of maximizing the effectiveness of resource use while minimizing the impact of that use on the environment.'

Please review Download file ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (PDF)

The 2005-2010 Research Strategic Plan and other background documents that were used to develop the 2010-2015 plan are available immediately below. 

 2010-2015 Plan Development Process/Approach

  ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2005-2010

  Survey Results for ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2010-2015

  Active ASHRAE Research Projects on 2010-18 Strategic Plan

 

Automatic Notification of New Research Projects Bidding

 

Guidelines for Submitting Solicited Research Proposals

 

Proposal Preparation Instructions: Unsolicited Proposals

 

Projects for Bid

ASHRAE is pleased to solicit proposals for 4 new research projects and one re-bid project. The research project titles are listed below.

In all cases, the proposal must be in the hands of the ASHRAE MORTS by 8 A.M. EDT, Thursday, May 15, 2014. The projects are scheduled to begin September 1, 2014 or later.

**Prior to preparing a proposal, please review the sample ASHRAE Research Agreement and General Conditions found on the Research page of the ASHRAE website. If your contracting officer cannot accept this Agreement, please contact us prior to bidding.

Copies of requests-for-proposal (RFPs) are linked to the title list and may be downloaded or printed from this site.

Please give this announcement wide and prompt distribution to all interested researchers within your organization.

 

Research Topics in Development

The Society’s Research Implementation Plan is updated following each Society meeting and now includes links to the RTARS, Work Statements, and RFPS listed on the plan.

Research Implementation Plan (Revised 01/2014)
 

Research in Progress: Reporting Requirements and Forms

Progress and Financial Reports, must be made to the Society, through its Manager of Research and Technical Services in quarterly intervals; specifically on or before each January 1, April 1, June 10, and October 1 of the contract period.
 Quarterly Progress Report Form
Research Quarterly Financial Report Form
 

Research in Progress: List of Current Abstracts

 

Research Results

These Research Project Final Reports document the results of the research project, and are approved by the sponsoring Technical Committee. ASHRAE members have free access through the Members-Only Research Projects Final Reports site. Non-members can purchase and download individual Research Reports for $30 each through ASHRAE's Online Bookstore.

Please contact the Manager of Research and Technical Services, Mike Vaughn, at mvaughn@ashrae.org if you cannot find the report you are looking for below. Additional reports are available in hardcopy form only for $30 plus shipping and handling.

Since 1958: Research Project Final Reports
Members-only free access to Research Projects Final Reports: Downloads Only
ASHRAE Research Project History (Excel Spreadsheet) (updated March 2013)

The official record of research presented at ASHRAE's Annual and Winter Conferences is ASHRAE Transactions

Comprehensive reporting on original research of lasting value is published in HVAC&R Research, a bimonthly journal.
 

Free ASHRAE Research Project Final Report

 

Research Administration Committee

 

RAC Sponsored Seminars

 

Research Manual

 

Research Grants and Awards

ASHRAE Research - International Dissemination Travel Grant Program

 
ASHRAE New Investigator Award
 Evaluation Form for ASHRAE New Investigator Award
 
Submission Deadline for These Awards is December 15

ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant Program

IRG for 2014-15 postponed.

The ASHRAE Research Administration Committee (RAC) decided at their recent fall meeting not to solicit  grant proposals for the 2014-2015 Society year.

RAC will also revisit this issue again prior to November 2014 for the 2015-2016 IRG solicitation.

Homer Addams Award
Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Award Program (updated 06/2011)
 Application for Grant-In-Aid for Graduate Students
 Grant-in-Aid Criteria
 Grant-in-Aid Evaluation Form
 
Submission Deadline for This Award is September 30
 Service to ASHRAE Research Award (Word Document)
 

Training

 

Information for TCs/TGs/MTGs Sponsoring Research

 

Research & Technical Activities Reports

 

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