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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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ASHRAE eMeetings

ASHRAE eMeetings
 

As ASHRAE continues to move closer to the speed of business, it is apparent that the Society needs to conduct both web based and telephone conference call meetings between our normal face to face meetings. To that end, remote meeting technology allows groups to share a common computer presentation interface over the internet, while also being connected through an audio conference call link.

This technology can dramatically increase volunteer productivity and efficiency. We can optimize all of our collaborative processes, from presentation events and training sessions to business meetings and brainstorming sessions — regardless of where members are located. More specifically, electronic meetings will help society to

  • eliminate or minimize the need for ASHRAE members to travel to interim meetings,
  • increase the productivity of physical meetings, and
  • make ASHRAE educational offerings and technical presentations accessible to a wider audience

The eMeetings pages include infomation on emerging technology as well as policy, procedure and training requirements for the GoToMeeting system available to ASHRAE members.

About Electronic Meetings

Phone Only A conference call is a telephone call in which the calling party wishes to have more than one called party listen in to the audio portion of the call. The conference calls may be designed to allow the called party to participate during the call, or the call may be set up so that the called party merely listens into the call and cannot speak. It is often referred to as an ATC (Audio Tele-Conference). Learn More
Video Conference A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. Learn More
Webcast

A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. As a broadcast may either be live or recorded, similarly, a webcast may either be distributed live or recorded. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet. Learn More

A webinar is a specific type of web conference. It is typically one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a webcast. A webinar can be collaborative and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter. In some cases, the presenter may speak over a standard telephone line, pointing out information being presented on screen and the audience can respond over their own telephones, preferably a speaker phone. Learn More

 
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