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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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Education & Certification
 

The Value of ASHRAE Certification

ASHRAE’s certification programs are developed by industry practitioners who understand the knowledge and experience that are expected for superior building design and system operation. The programs support and are supported by the ASHRAE Learning Institute, thereby providing a complete learning process. ASHRAE enjoys a worldwide reputation for being the leader in HVAC&R design and our certification programs serve to reinforce that reputation, which ASHRAE has worked hard to earn and maintain over the past 100 + years.

To Employers: An ASHRAE certification lets employers know that the certification earner has mastered a significant body of knowledge in a specific aspect of HVAC&R design, as determined by industry professionals in that field, and has met specified eligibility requirements. This knowledge will serve as the springboard for a certification earner’s continued professional development in the HVAC&R and building industry.

To Building Owners: A firm that employs ASHRAE certification earners has demonstrated a corporate commitment to the professional development of its employees and a dedication to providing the best possible resources for building design projects.

To Certification Earners: An ASHRAE certification broadens your knowledge base. It also allows you to stand out from the crowd and may improve your options for being hired, promoted, and/or tapped for working on certain types of design projects.

To Society: More knowledgeable engineers can design better HVAC&R systems for the betterment of society as a whole, for current generations and for generations to come. Earning an ASHRAE certification indicates mastery of a given body of knowledge, as determined by subject matter experts in that field. ASHRAE encourages its members and other individuals who pass through its certification program to use the knowledge gained to improve the world around us.