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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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Government Affairs
 

Public Policy Issue Briefs Letters Testimony

Public Policy Issue Briefs, Letters, Testimony


ASHRAE Public Policy Issue Briefs

In an effort to translate ASHRAE’s positions and activities into easily understood and communicated concepts, the Washington office¬≠-with input from ASHRAE’s advocacy committee--has developed a series of policy briefs. These fact sheets are distributed to government officials and others with limited technical expertise, but who would benefit from information regarding ASHRAE and its activities.


 

Letters and Testimony

ASHRAE Government Affairs staff regularly tracks activities within Congress and Federal agencies that are of importance to ASHRAE members. When warranted, letters and testimony are prepared to express ASHRAE’s stance on a particular issue. The most recent letters or testimony appear below. Previous letters and testimony are available:

Resources, Reports and 2011 Letters | 2010 Letters | 2009 Letters 
2008 Letters | 2007 Letters | 2006 Letters


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ASHRAE Government Affairs Reports

 

Legislation Tracked by ASHRAE Washington Office

 

ASHRAE Position Statements

Written materials, approved by the Society’s Board of Directors (such as ASHRAE Position Statements, Position Documents and Position Briefs), officially represent the Society’s position on a technical subject. These are timely position documents, which have been developed by technical experts within the Society on major industry issues, also have been approved by the ASHRAE Board of Directors. These Board-sanctioned materials can be used (in whole or in part) in comments given by local chapters without seeking permission.