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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. Over 55,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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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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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.

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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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Membership & Conferences

Papers and Programs for ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences


For more information, please contact Tiffany Cox at tcox@ashrae.org.


Technical Papers

Technical Papers are presented by authors at ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences. Technical Papers submitted for review must be both technically accurate and clearly written. Technical Papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and must be approved by three reviewers knowledgeable in the subject matter. Presentation is by poster or orally, if grouped into a session with related papers. Technical Papers can be up to 30 double-spaced manuscript pages in length, including tables and charts, and a maximum of 12 figures (not counted in the page count).

Accepted technical papers are published in the ASHRAE Papers collection made available at the start of the conference.  The technical papers must be presented at the conference in order to be published in ASHRAE Transactions, where they will be included with questions and answers (if any).  ASHRAE Transactions is cited in the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Index of Scientific & Technical Proceedings, Index to Scientific Books and Current Contents Proceedings: Engineering, Technology, Applied Physics. Technical papers are also cited in SciVerse Scopus and COMPENDEX.

AUTHORS:  When writing your technical paper manuscript, please follow the guidelines in the ASHRAE Authors Manual.

Submit your technical paper manuscript for peer review on Manuscript Central


Conference Papers

Conference Papers are shorter than Technical Papers, undergo a less stringent review and can be prepared closer to the conferences. Unlike Technical Papers, abstracts of Conference Papers are submitted first for review. Upon acceptance, papers are due three months after abstract acceptance and undergo a single-blind review (the author(s) name is included in the paper, so the reviewers know who is the author(s), but the author does not know who are the reviewers) and must be approved by two reviewers. Upon approval, papers are scheduled for oral presentation. Conference Papers can be a maximum of eight single-spaced pages in length. Papers are prepared using a template and are submitted in 'final' form in PDF format.

The Conference Paper format is used for the Society's Winter and Annual Conferences as well as at ASHRAE specialty conferences.  Accepted Conference Papers for the Winter and Annual Conferences are published In the ASHRAE collection made available at the start of the conference.  Conference papers are not published in ASHRAE Transactions, where technical papers are published, to help differentiate between the two.

Accepted Conference papers for specialty conferences are published on the conference proceedings flashdrive and distributed at the start of the conference.  Accepted Conference Papers abstracts will be reviewed for a possible topical issue of ASHRAE's journal of archival research, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

See a formatted conference paper sample here.

Download the conference paper template here.


Call for Specialty Conference and Track Suggestions

The Conferences and Expositions Committee (CEC) oversees ASHRAE's Annual and Winter Conferences and other specialty conferences and expositions globally.  The CEC continually works to improve the conference experience for all attendees.  To help keep a "pulse" on the technical issues facing professionals in the HVAC&R marketplace, the CEC seeks ideas for tracks within its Annual and Winter Conferences and topics for specialty conferences.

Click here to submit a suggestion.


Call for Papers

Calls for papers will be posted on each conference's Web page. Visit the ASHRAE Conferences page for links to future ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences. For the schedule of calls for papers and programs, click here.  


Call for Reviewers

Wish you could get more involved in the Society but don't know how?  Consider volunteering to review Technical Papers submitted to ASHRAE for publication in ASHRAE Transactions.  Reviewers are selected based on their technical background and technical interests.

  • Notify Tiffany Cox, Conference Program Administrator, email: tcox@ashrae.org  
  • Create or update your ASHRAE biographical record under the "Manage Your Membership" link from the ASHRAE Web site Members:  Login, Click "Update Your Bio", update information on the small blue tabs.
    If you do not have an ASHRAE ID, or are not applying for ASHRAE membership, and are applying for a position that requires an ASHRAE bio to be on file, please click here to request an ID and PIN. You may also use that link if you already have an ASHRAE ID as a non-member, but you do not have a record of what that number is.


Programs, such as seminars, forums, transactions sessions, to be presented at ASHRAE's Winter and Annual Conferences will be posted on each conference's Web page.  Visit the ASHRAE Conferences page for links to future ASHRAE Winter and Annual Conferences.  The conference Web pages provide the dates for program submission as well as the final, selected program.


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