Celebrating 125 Years


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  • My Community

    ASHRAE has over 54,000 members within 180+ chapters, all residing within 15 regions. Here are some ways to help you connect with members.

    Find your Region and Chapter Websites
    Check your Chapter and Region websites for up-to-date event information, and be sure to search for them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well.

    Attend your CRC (Chapters Regional Conference)

    Plan to attend your annual Chapter Regional Conference to meet members in your Region.

    Meet up with Members from across the world at the Annual Conference each June, the Winter Conference each January, and Specialty Conferences held across the globe, throughout the year.

    Connect with ASHRAE


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  • My Participation

    From technical committees to chapter-level volunteer opportunities, ASHRAE has a lot of ways for you to make a difference. Below are links to information on the various ways to get involved.

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    Technical Committee Participation

    Standards Committee Participation

    Society Standing Committee Participation

    Chapter or Regional Participation: Reach out to your Chapter or Region to learn more about how to get involved locally.

    View/Edit your Participation Profile

    View/Edit Your Society Committee Nominations

  • My Professional Development

    ASHRAE members receive discounts on all continuing education opportunities, which include 900 Professional Development Hours of instruction covering all major applications, and fundamentals. In addition there are programs and resources geared for members 35 and younger through our Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) program. Here is a quick list of how your membership can help your develop personally and professionally:

    View/Print Receipt for courses or events for which you have registered.

    ASHRAE Job Board

    eLearning Courses

    HVAC Design Training Dates & Locations


    Tech Hour - Tech Hour videos are offered quarterly, just one hour long, and worth one PDH (within the first 30 days of initial publication)

    Earn an ASHRAE Certification

    YEA Programs

    Below is a small sample of numerous YEA programs, check out the YEA page to see what’s available (for ASHRAE members 35 and under).

    Leadership U
    Have you ever wondered what ASHRAE Officers do at the ASHRAE Winter & Annual Conferences? Here is your chance to find out!

    Leadership Weekend
    YEA Leadership Weekend is an opportunity for you—the future leaders of ASHRAE—to learn more about Society, develop soft skills and network with other young professionals.

    HVAC Design Essentials Scholarship
    Presented by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, the HVAC Design Essentials Training allows attendees to gain the fundamentals and technical aspects to design, install and maintain HVAC systems.

  • My Technical Resources

    ASHRAE Journal

    ASHRAE Journal is a monthly publication sent to members. The Journal articles provide peer-reviewed "need to know" information and thoughtful insight into the wide range of topics that influence building and system design, installation and operation. 

    Technology Portal

    ASHRAE Technology Portal is a central body of knowledge for ASHRAE technology and research products. Your membership allows access to 1700+ journal articles published since 1997 and 600+ final reports from research projects published since 1958 (RP-12).

    Handbook Online

    During the first year of membership, new Member and Associate grade members receive complimentary access to ASHRAE Handbook Online. This subscription can be renewed as a member benefit at no cost or for just $33 when renewing membership if selected with the print edition.

    High Performing Buildings Magazine

    As a members you receive a free digital subscription to High Performing Buildings Magazine. The magazine presents practical solutions through case studies that include measured performance data and lessons learned through the design, construction and operation of today’s best-performing buildings measured through sustainability, efficiency and whole-building performance.

    Science and Technology for the Built Environment

    ASHRAE's journal for archival research is free to members. STBE is ASHRAE’s archival research publication offering comprehensive reporting of original research in science and technology. Access your subscription.

    Shop the ASHRAE Online Bookstore

    Shop the ASHRAE Bookstore to purchase ASHRAE Publications. Purchase Standards, Guidelines, Conference Papers, Design Guides, Electronic Products and more using your membership discount.

    Building EQ Portal

    ASHRAE's Building EQ Portal provides a quick energy analysis that benchmarks a building's energy performance. For an official Building EQ Performance Score to be reviewed and approved by ASHRAE, the project must be submitted by a credentialed user (BEAPs, BEMPs, and Professional/Chartered Engineers in the jurisdiction where the building is located). Credential users will also have access to several reports. There is a one-time set-up fee to verify credentials, which is only $15 for ASHRAE members.

    Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) Technical Content

    New! ASHRAE members can now join the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) as an eAffiliate member with a special discounted partner membership fee to access even more technical resources from IOR. Learn More.

    Notice to Members: ASHRAE Handbook Updates

    The ASHRAE Handbook is the industry’s most valuable resource! With its breadth and worldwide distribution, the Handbook provides the opportunity for the entire HVAC&R industry have the same understanding of principles worldwide. Starting with the 2018 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration, Handbook PDFs will be available for download from the ASHRAE Technology Portal, as the Handbook CD will no longer be manufactured or distributed. The PDF download includes the same information provided on the CD.  Beginning June 1, you can sign in to the Technology Portal and download the entire volume or individual chapters of that year's handbook, using your ASHRAE member sign in credentials.

    Upon renewal, eligible members (full dues paying Member and Associate Members) can select the following options:

    Option 1: A Printed copy of the Handbook in either IP or SI units, Downloadable PDF for archival access.

    Option 2: ASHRAE Handbook Online: membership year access to four-volume Handbook Online (I-P and SI units) with online-only features and PDF format for archival and offline access.

    Option 3: For an additional charge, all formats of the ASHRAE Handbook including: a Printed copy in either IP or SI units, Downloadable PDF for archival access and access to the ASHRAE Handbook Online. Your Society Dues remittance must match your Handbook benefit selection. 1 Year: Additional $33; 2 Years: Additional $66; 3 Years: Additional $99

    Developing Economy members will receive the Handbook as a downloadable PDF available by logging in with their member credentials to the ASHRAE Technology Portal. To receive the Handbook in print, or Handbook Online, participants in this program will need to upgrade to full dues paying Associate or Member grades while renewing their membership. Participants can also email membership@ashrae.org for more information or assistance.


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