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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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Support Research

TC/TRG/MTG/SSPC Important Dates and Deadlines

Strategic Plan for Research

ASHRAE 2010-2015 Research Strategic Plan Extended to 2018 

A new research strategic plan will guide ASHRAE research for the next five years. The plan outlines ASHRAE’s research goals for the next five years. It centers on sustainability, which is defined as 'the concept of maximizing the effectiveness of resource use while minimizing the impact of that use on the environment.'

Please review Download file ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2010-2015 (PDF)

The 2005-2010 Research Strategic Plan and other background documents that were used to develop the 2010-2015 plan are available immediately below. 

 2010-2015 Plan Development Process/Approach

  ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2005-2010

  Survey Results for ASHRAE Research Strategic Plan 2010-2015

word_icon.png  Active ASHRAE Research Projects on 2010-18 Strategic Plan


Automatic Notification of New Research Projects Bidding


Research Projects Ready to Bid

There are no Research Projects available for bid at this time.


Guidelines for Submitting Solicited Research Proposals


Proposal Preparation Instructions: Unsolicited Proposals

ASHRAE is currently NOT ACCEPTING unsolicited research proposals (URP) for funding consideration while we work to revamp and better clarify the intent and purpose of the URP program/process.

URP Guidelines, Procedures Statement, Application of Funds, and Additional Information for Contractors (Word) (updated 02/2016)

Research Topics in Development

The Society’s Research Implementation Plan is updated following each Society meeting and now includes links to the RTARS, Work Statements, and RFPS listed on the plan.

Research Implementation Plan (Revised 08/2016)

Research in Progress: Reporting Requirements and Forms

Progress and Financial Reports, must be made to the Society, through its Manager of Research and Technical Services in quarterly intervals; specifically on or before each January 1, April 1, June 10, and October 1 of the contract period.
 Quarterly Progress Report Form
Research Quarterly Financial Report Form

Research in Progress: List of Current Abstracts


Research Results

These Research Project Final Reports document the results of the research project, and are approved by the sponsoring Technical Committee. ASHRAE members have free access through the Members-Only Research Projects Final Reports site. Non-members can purchase and download individual Research Reports for $30 each through ASHRAE's Online Bookstore.

Please contact the Manager of Research and Technical Services, Mike Vaughn, at mvaughn@ashrae.org if you cannot find the report you are looking for below. Additional reports are available in hardcopy form only for $30 plus shipping and handling.

Since 1958: Research Project Final Reports
Members-only free access to Research Projects Final Reports: Downloads Only
ASHRAE Research Project History (Excel Spreadsheet) (updated 08/2016)

The official record of research presented at ASHRAE's Annual and Winter Conferences is ASHRAE Transactions

Comprehensive reporting on original research of lasting value is published in Science and Technology for the Built Environment, a bimonthly journal.

Free ASHRAE Research Project Final Report


Research Administration Committee


RAC Sponsored Seminars


Research Manual


Research Grants and Awards

ASHRAE Research - International Dissemination Travel Grant Program

Submission Deadline for These Awards is December 15

ASHRAE Innovative Research Grant Program

Homer Addams Award
Applications must be received at ASHRAE Headquarters by March 1st to be considered
Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Award Program (updated 09/2016)
Application for Grant-In-Aid for Graduate Students
Grant-in-Aid Criteria
Grant-in-Aid Evaluation Form
 Cofunding Research led by others (NEW)

ASHRAE New Investigator Award

The ASHRAE New Investigator Award still exists and applications for the SY 17-18 award are due December 1, 2016.

What the Research Administration Committee is doing now is considering making some minor edits and clarifications to the award eligibility requirements and will we post this updated information in the next month or so on the ASHRAE website.

Check back for updates to the New Investigator Award program, after October 1, 2016, on this web page or via an email to RESADMIN@ashrae.net.

Submission Deadline for This Award is September 1
pdf_icon.png Service to ASHRAE Research Award (PDF)



Information for TCs/TGs/MTGs Sponsoring Research


Research & Technical Activities Reports


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