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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.

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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Government Affairs

Government Affairs Update, 04-18-2014

Federal Activities

For additional information on federal issues, please contact Mark Ames, ASHRAE's Senior Manager of Federal Government Affairs, at mames@ashrae.org


GGAC Regional and Chapter Activities

For additional information on state, local, and international government affairs, please contact Jim Scarborough, ASHRAE's Manager of Grassroots Government Affairs, at jscarborough@ashrae.org.

No significant new activity has occurred in the realm of state, local, or international government affairs. If you are aware of any developments please contact Jim Scarborough.


Federal Activities

DOE Publishes Analysis of Standard 90.1-2013, Requests Public Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a preliminary analysis of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings", and is seeking public comment on this analysis, its conclusions, and the submission of other relevant data and information.

Comments, data, and information must be submitted to DOE by May 12, 2014. To view the full analysis please click here.


HUD, USDA Publish Preliminary Determination on Standard 90.1-2007, 2009 IECC

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have jointly issued a preliminary determination that ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007 "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings" and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would not negatively affect the availability and affordability of housing covered by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.

HUD and USDA invite public comment on this preliminary determination. Comments are due by May 30, 2014. To view the full preliminary determination please click here.