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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.

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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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ASHRAE and Strategic Planning

ASHRAE and Strategic Planning



Status of the Current Planning Effort


ASHRAE developed its first strategic plan in 1985, believing that by guiding application of its resources in accordance with a plan that anticipates future needs, members and the public, the Society will best be able to accomplish its mission.

Since that time, ASHRAE has updated its plan on a semi-regular basis, with its last plan adopted 2006, and then maintained by the Board of Directors through a continuous strategic planning progress facilitated by the Planning Committee. In spring 2013, the Society began work on a new plan. You can read more about those efforts here in an article titled, Charting ASHRAE’s Future.

Before adoption of a new strategic plan, the ASHRAE Planning Committee is developing an overview of complementary tools and resources to support plan implementation including a business plan and an implementation plan.  The Board of Directors will discuss the initial components of the plan, including a strategic map of the plan’s objectives and goals, during the 2014 Winter Conference in New York.

Growing ASHRAE: The Society’s First Strategic Plan

ASHRAE Strategic Plan 1985

Presidential Member Don Bahnfleth discussed strategic planning in a Leadership Recall interview with ASHRAE. Watch the video here