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When you join ASHRAE:
You are Part of the ASHRAE Community
Your ASHRAE membership instantly connects you to over 55,000 of your peers and colleagues throughout the world. You will meet like-minded engineers who join together at the local, regional, and international levels both in-person and online.
You Have Access to Valuable Information
ASHRAE Members and Associates receive the ASHRAE Handbook each June as part of their membership package. In addition, new members receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the ASHRAE Handbook Online which provides instant access to all four volumes. Members also gain access to valuable information through:
You Have Opportunities to Give Back
Whether it is time or money, whether it is a little or a lot, there is always an opportunity at ASHRAE to give back and be part of the progress.
You Grow Personally and Professionally
ASHRAE members are lifelong learners, and have endless resources to help accelerate their career through both personal and professional development:
ASHRAE Members’ Insurance Program
Membership Justification Toolkit
Most employers are happy to support your desire for involvement in a professional society like ASHRAE. Many organizational leaders are members of quite a few professional societies themselves. They understand how important membership in a professional society is to their own career, and typically urge others to take advantage of what memberships have to offer.
If you aren't sure where your employer stands, why not ask? Below are sample emails for new members looking to join, or current members looking to renew. Also available is the 'Connect with ASHRAE' brochure which highlights membership benefits, and the 'Young Engineers in ASHRAE' brochure, which details benefits geared specifically to those just starting out in the industry.