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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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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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HVAC&R Research

Each issue of HVAC&R Research, ASHRAE's archival research journal, contains more than 150 pages in 8.5 by 11-inch format, with 8 issues published online and combined twice a year in print (June and December). Using Taylor & Francis' early online-publication system, iFirst, accepted articles are published online in unedited form within 7 days of receipt, making new knowledge available to researchers in the shortest possible time.


ASHRAE's Archival Research Publication

HVAC&R Research offers comprehensive reporting of research in the fields of environmental control for the built environment and cooling technologies for a wide range of applications and related processes and concepts, including underlying thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. Only works reporting on research that is original and of lasting value are accepted for publication. Included in the ISI Web of Science and Current Contents databases, this journal is ASHRAE's archival research publication.

HVAC&R Research is published by Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of ASHRAE, the world’s leading organization for the advancement of HVAC&R technology. ASHRAE and Taylor & Francis aim to expand the global reach and readership, to achieve the highest possible levels of accessibility through rapid review and publication process, and to improve access to past articles.

ISSN: 1078-9669 (Print), 1938-5587 (Online)

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First Best Paper Award Presented to Bryan Rasmussen

HVAC&R Research editor Reinhard Radermacher, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE presented the first ever HVAC&R Research Best Paper Award to Bryan Rasmussen, Ph.D. at the 2013 Annual Conference held in Denver. The award recognizes the best refereed paper published in the volume year of HVAC&R Research.
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Impact Factors and Rankings

2012 Impact Factor: 0.585
Ranking: 35/57 in Construction & Building Technology; 81/125 in Engineering, Mechanical; 39/54 in Thermodynamics 
2012 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.103
© 2013 Thomson Reuters, 2012 Journal Citation Reports ®

Google Scholar h5-index: 12 (July 2013)
Google Scholar h5-median: 13 (July 2013)


Editors and Policy Committee


  • Reinhard Radermacher, PhD, Professor and Director
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
    4164 Martin Hall of Engineering
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742-3035
    E-mail: raderm@umd.edu

Associate Editors

  • Pradeep Bansal, PhD, Distinguished R&D Scientist, Building Equipment Research, Energy and Transportation Science Division (ETSD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
  • J. Steven Brown, PE, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
  • Malcolm John Cook, PhD, Professor, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
  • Richard de Dear, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Yong Chan Kim, PhD, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Gregory F. Nellis, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
  • Chandra Sekhar, PhD, Professor, Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jelena Srebric, PhD, Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
  • Jørn Toftum, PhD, Associate Professor, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Shengwei Wang, PhD, Chair Professor, Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Jianshun "Jensen" Zhang, PhD, Professor and Director, Building Energy & Environmental Systems Laboratory (BEESL), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Claudio Zilio, PhD, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Assistant Editor

  • Mary E. Collins Baugher, Assistant to the Director,
    Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE),
    Department of Mechanical Engineering,
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Policy Committee

  • Daniel C. Pettway, Member ASHRAE, Chair
  • Darryl K. Boyce, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, Vice Chair
  • Birol I. Kilkis, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE
  • Jeffrey D. Spitler, PhD, PE, Fellow ASHRAE
  • Reinhard Radermacher, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE
  • W. Stephen Comstock, Associate Member ASHRAE

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ASHRAE offers reduced subscription rates to ASHRAE members and the convenience of subscribing online at ashrae.org or through ASHRAE Customer Service. Institutional and nonmember subscriptions can be obtained through Taylor & Francis.

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Subscriptions are available in print and online formats

Print Subscribers Receive:

  • Access to all 8 issues published online, plus semiannual print editions (June and December).
  • Unlimited online access to the downloadable version of the current issue.
  • Online access to all previous issues, dating back to the journal’s inception in 1995.

Online Subscribers Receive:

  • Unlimited online access to the downloadable version of the current issue.
  • Online access to all previous issues, dating back to the journal’s inception in 1995.


Prices shown are for annual calendar-year subscriptions.

ASHRAE Member Subscriptions

Online Only—$89
Print & Online—$139


Institutional and Nonmember Subscriptions

Print Only—$215
Online Only—$289
Print & Online—$330