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Why Join ASHRAE

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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What is a Technical Committee?

The technical expertise of ASHRAE is concentrated in its Technical Committees (TCs), Task Groups (TGs), Technical Resource Groups (TRGs) and Multidisciplinary Task Group (MTGs) . These groups are responsible for:

  • preparing the text of ASHRAE Handbook chapters
  • originating, coordinating, and supervising Society-sponsored research projects
  • presenting programs at ASHRAE meetings
  • reviewing technical papers
  • evaluating the need for standards
  • and advising the Society on all aspects of the technology it embraces

ASHRAE TCs consist of people who have a recognized proficiency in a specific field of interest. TGs, similar to TCs, are formed when a subject of current interest is not covered in the scope of an existing TC or when the subject encompasses the scope of more than one TC. TRGs are similar to TCs except that their responsibilities are limited to preparing, reviewing, or revising technical material. They do not have responsibility for programs, research, or standards. MTGs are different from TCs, TGs, and TRGs.  The objective of the MTG is to first try and better coordinate and focus the activities of the affiliated TC and non-TC groups (EHC, REF, SSPCs, outside groups, etc) that make-up the MTG on the task for which the MTG was created without duplicating the functions of a TC or TG so that the task can be completed as efficiently as possible.

If you have further questions about TC Committee membership or TC Committee operations, please see Applying for Membership on a Technical Committee.