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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

How are the current dues set?
The Board of Directors set the dues based on the CPI (Consumer Price Index).

What should I do if my membership has lapsed and I want to renew?
Former members can either rejoin as a new member (online or via print application) or reinstate. Many former members want to keep their years of tenure, so they choose to reinstate by paying back dues. To reinstate your membership you must contact ASHRAE staff. Each former member’s situation is different, so we want to offer the most suitable reinstatement option. Contact the Member Contact Center at 800-527-4723 (US/Canada) or 404-636-8400 (International) and ask a representative about reinstating your membership. You can also send an email to membership@ashrae.org, with the subject line of ‘Membership Reinstatement.’ If possible, include your former member number.

When do I receive the Handbook?
New Members and Associates will receive the 2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration in June 2014 plus a 12-month complimentary subscription to the ASHRAE Handbook Online.

The Handbook is usually mailed in June of each year.  This does not mean that they will receive the handbook in June.  The delivery date can be up to 12 weeks after the book is shipped depending on where the person lives and/or the method of shipment.

Why should I advance my membership?
As you advance in your career and expertise it always beneficial to showcase your experience to other ASHRAE members through the status of your member grade. In addition, many technical committees and chapter offices require a certain member grade to participate in certain volunteer positions.

If you are unsure about which grade you qualify for, please see the "Member Grades and Benefits" page

For a complete list of reasons why advancing your member grade is important click here.

How do I advance from Associate to Member grade?
To advance from Associate to Member, you must update your ASHRAE bio online, and notify membership@ashrae.org that you have an updated bio and wish to be considered for grade advancement. If you are unsure about how to update your Bio online see ‘How do I update my Bio’ below. Once we receive the email request your Bio will be reviewed to ensure you meet the qualifications for Member Grade, and you will be contacted to confirm the status of your advancement.

How do I advance from Affiliate to Associate?
Affiliate Membership is limited to 3 years. Your Affiliate membership is automatically transferred to Associate grade after the 3 year term has expired. No action is needed on your part to transfer. If you would like to advance before the end of your 3 year term, you will be required to pay the balance difference of the two memberships. Affiliates can change to Associate grade early by contacting membership@ashrae.org for assistance.

How do I transfer from Student to Associate membership?
Active Student Members can easily transfer to Associate grade membership by participating in the SmartStart program. The SmartStart program allows active student members to transfer to Associate grade membership for a reduced rate. Only active student members are eligible for the SmartStart program. For more information and to apply for the SmartStart program visit ashrae.org/smartstart.

How do I update my Bio?

  1. Log into www.ashrae.org by selecting 'Join or Login' in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password then select 'Sign In.'
  2. Chose ‘Profile’ on the left hand menu.
  3. Select the 'Edu. Pro. Reg' link located in the blue font above your name. Add all of your educational history, relevant professional licenses and work history.
  4. Confirm that your contact information is current by clicking on 'Contact Info.'

How do I change my address/contact information?

  1. Log into www.ashrae.org by selecting 'Join or Login' in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password then select 'Sign In.'
  2. Chose ‘Profile’ on the left hand menu.
  3. Select the ‘Contact Info’ link located in the blue font above your name.
  4. This section will allow you to add, remove, or edit all of your contact information.

How do I change my Chapter?

  1. Log into www.ashrae.org by selecting 'Join or Login' in the upper right corner. Enter your email address and password then select 'Sign In.'
  2. Chose ‘Profile’ on the left hand menu.
  3. Select the ‘Demographics’ link located in the blue font above your name.
  4. Scroll to the last demographic option, Preferred Chapter. Use the scroll down menu to select your chapter. Press save.

What number do I call if I have any additional questions?
The Member Contact Center can be reached at 800-527-4723 (US/Canada) or 404-636-8400 (International) Monday to Friday from 8 AM EST to 5 PM EST.