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Benefits of Membership

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If you’re a part of the HVAC&R Industry, ASHRAE is your society. Member benefits are created by members, for members.

  • What New Members Get

    New Full and Associate Members get automatic benefits from the start, including: 

    Free Conference

    One free conference registration to a Winter or Annual Conference, to be used within 24 months of your new membership.
    (For full dues paying members only).

    Free Handbook Online

    12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online which provides access to all four of the most recent Handbooks, plus supplemental online features.

    Annual Benefit Selection

    One selection from the following products as your annual membership benefit: 
    Upcoming ASHRAE Handbook PDF published annually in June
    ASHRAE Standard or Guideline PDF
    ASHRAE eLearning Course (Individual)
    ASHRAE Certification Study Guide PDF 

    Optional Print Handbook

    Include the upcoming ASHRAE Handbook in print for a discounted rate of $70 (U.S.) and $89 (International). Handbooks are published, printed, and shipped annually in June. 

  • Networking

    Connect, learn, and network with the largest community of HVACR professionals.

    Local Community

    Members come together locally within ASHRAE’s almost 200 chapters and 15 regions for learning, connecting, and good times.

    Chapter Regional Conferences 

    (CRCs) Each of ASHRAE’s 15 Regions host annual CRCs to bring members together at the regional level for networking and learning.

    Technical Committees

    Connect, grow and give expertise by participating in any of ASHRAE’s 100+ Technical or Standards Committees.

    Society Conferences

    Members get discounted registration at the Winter, Annual, and Topical Conferences which offer in-depth discussion on focused industry topics.

  • Professional Development

    Whether you are an experienced professional, new to the industry, or still in school, ASHRAE has learning opportunities for you.

    ASHRAE Learning Institute 

    (ALI) Get discounted registration on ALI courses. ALI offers instructor-led courses for individuals and groups, in-person and virtually.

    ASHRAE eLearning 

    Members get discounted pricing for this affordable, convenient, on-demand learning, for individuals or groups.

    Young Engineers in ASHRAE

    (YEA) YEA programs offer learning opportunities and community to members age 35 and younger.

    ASHRAE Certified

    ASHRAE Members get discounted fees to become ASHRAE Certified, to prove expertise and set themselves apart.

  • Publications

    Membership provides access to the world’s largest knowledge base of HVACR related technical information.

    ASHRAE Journal

    The leading publication of the HVACR industry gives ASHRAE members the latest technology and peer-reviewed articles each month. 

    ASHRAE Bookstore 

    Members get an automatic 25% discount in the Bookstore including Standards, Guidelines and publications.

    Technology Portal

    Member access includes free and discounted access to this knowledge hub of Journal Articles, Research Reports, Transaction Papers, Conference Seminars, and more.

    Science and Technology for the Built Environment

    Member access to STBE offers free access to thousands of research reports.

    IOR Library

    Members get a discounted subscription to the complete online library from the Institute of Refrigeration (

  • More

    ASHRAE Job Board

    Upload your resume and search jobs or talent.

    Members Insurance Program

    Various insurance products are available to ASHRAE members, including valuable coverage with options that can be tailored to fit your needs and budget.

    Company 10% Discount

    Companies submitting 5 or more applications for new members take 10% off the total amount due. 


Came for a local chapter technical presentation, stayed for monthly publications, resource library, Handbooks, leadership opportunities, professional development and networking.


I joined ASHRAE as a Student Member, and continued my membership after graduation, so I could network and learn more about the Buildings Systems Industry. Over my 36 years of continuous learning, my membership has transitioned into collaboration, giving-back and volunteerism.


ASHRAE provides its volunteers with phenomenal networking opportunities through Chapter meetings, committee involvement & Regional & Society conferences. Participation at ASHRAE helps in developing leadership skills as well as upgrading industry knowledge.


I joined as a student member for a scholarship and have stayed for the friendships, and technical knowledge that have made me the engineer I am today, and continues to help me grow.


The main reason I joined is to learn better HVAC and the reason I stayed is that I learned so much more than I expected. 3 positives for me as an ASHRAE Member are continued development as an Engineer, involvement in the making of Standards and Guidelines, and social networking with all parties involved in my segment of work.