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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.

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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Resources & Publications

Free Publications


Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs)

All of the titles in the well-received and highly poplular Advanced Energy Design Guide series are available for free download. To learn more:

AEDG guides



Refrigeration Commissioning Guide: Best Practices for Commercial and Industrial Systems

The first of its kind, Refrigeration Commissioning Guide for Commercial and Industrial Systems provides guidance to owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities that use refrigeration systems to help ensure that project requirements are met and owners’ expectations are achieved. Using this Guide will help achieve cost-effective and cost-efficient refrigeration systems for new projects, expansions, remodels, and existing systems that simply need a tune-up. This Guide was developed through cooperation of ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy. In an effort to promote building energy efficiency, ASHRAE and DOE are making this Guide available for download (PDF) at no charge.  Download Now >


ASHRAE Journal Reader Service Card

Free information on the latest products & services in ASHRAE Journal is available with one click. The reader service card provides the opportunity to request information from new products chosen by editors as well as advertised products in each issue. To learn more:
ASHRAE Journal Reader Service Card


BIM Guide

Using common information in the form of a building model for all analysis related to building performance is critical to ensure a holistic, manageable, and verifiable result. Building Information Modeling is focused on eliminating significant amounts of redundant and wasted effort currently embedded in the design, construction, and operations of facilities due to the lack of software interoperability. To learn more:
BIM Guide

Consumer Center

The Consumer Center assists homeowners and others seeking answers to basic questions regarding heating and air-conditioning as well as indoor air quality and energy efficiency. To learn more: Consumer Center


Earthquake Protection Bulletin

Earthquake Protection is a useful free download of an 8 pages which can be used to help prevent the effects of earthquakes on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. To learn more:
Earthquake Protection Bulletin


e-Newsletter and List Serves

The HVAC&R Industry is available to anyone interested in staying up-to-date with the latest news in the HVAC&R industry. To learn more: e-Newsletters and List Serves


Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning

The Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning is designed for architects, design engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and all other professionals concerned with indoor air quality. The summary document is available for free download. To learn more:
Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning


Position Documents and Papers

A Position Document is a Board of Directors-approved document expressing the views of the Society on a specific topic pertaining to public policy. Topics include Airborne Illnesses, Environmental Tobacco Smoke, Climate Change, and several others. To learn more:
Position Documents and Papers


White Papers, ASHRAE Datacom Series

The ASHRAE Datacom Series includes ten publications which provide a comprehensive treatment of datacom cooling and related subjects. In 2008, TC 9.9 published a document to expand the recommended environmental envelope. To learn more:
White Papers, ASHRAE Datacom Series, sponsored by TC 9.9


White Papers, Advertiser-sponsored

These white papers are sponsored by advertisers and may include commercial material. However, they cover a wide range of topics and may be of interest to users. To learn more:
White Papers, sponsored by advertisers.