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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. 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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Homer Addams Award

The Homer Addams Award falls into the cateogory of Personal Award for Specific Society Activities as designated by the Society. For a more complete listing of ASHRAE Awards, see the ASHRAE Awards Program listing.

This award is named for Homer Addams, a founder and past president of ASHVE, which is a predecessor of ASHRAE. His bequest makes possible the annual award of $5000 and a certificate to a current or former graduate student who has been engaged in an ASHRAE research project within the past two years. The requirement for the award is the publication of an ASHRAE Transactions or HVAC&R Research paper that was published within the past two ASHRAE Society years (July 1 to June 30) and that were deliverables from ASHRAE sponsored research projects.

In August of each year the ASHRAE Manager of Research & Technical Services (MORTS) identifies papers published within the previous two ASHRAE society years that were deliverables from ASHRAE research projects and where one of the authors was a graduate student who was supported through ASHRAE funds within the past two Society years. In September, MORTS contacts the advisors for each of the graduate students and requests a letter of recommendation. The letter should confirm the student’s role in the paper and ASHRAE research project and provide an assessment of the overall quality of the research and performance of the student, as well as the student’s potential for contributing to ASHRAE in the future. The advisor should indicate the level of the student's participation in both the ASHRAE research project and in the development of the paper. Prior to the Winter meeting, the MORTS forwards the papers, recommendations, and names of the graduate students to the Research Planning Subcommittee (RPS) of the Research Administration Committee (RAC).

At the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, the RPS recommends the name of the recipient to RAC. Following approval by RAC, the name is submitted to the Honors and Award Committee (HAC) for final approval. The recipient is notified and the award of $5000 is made at the following Annual Meeting. Funding for the award is provided by funds administered by both HAC ($1500) and RAC ($3500).

Submit nominations prior to December 15th to ASHRAE Manager of Research and Technical Services 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2305 or mvaughn@ashrae.org