Join ASHRAE Today!

There are two ways to join ASHRAE:

Why Join ASHRAE?

  • Explore Technology

ASHRAE Handbooks (yearly): (Handbooks are issued in June annually. For example, if you join ASHRAE in September, you will receive your Handbook the following June. If you join in May, you will receive your Handbook the next month.) *New members may purchase the 2011 ASHRAE Handbook— HVAC Applications at a discount.

New Members and Associates will receive the 2012 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment in June 2012.*

*Now you don’t have to wait until June to have access to the ASHRAE Handbook. Within 24 hours of joining ASHRAE, new members receive a complimentary 12-month subscription to ASHRAE Handbook Online, which allows search of all four volumes in I-P and SI units. (Renew this subscription for only $49 at the end of your first year of membership.)

  • Get Special Discounts

New ASHRAE members – entitled to a 20 % discount on ASHRAE Handbook publications* any time during their first year of membership. Please contact  the ASHRAE Member Contact Center at gro.earhsanull@pihsrebmem, or (800) 527-4723 (U.S. and Canada)/(404) 636-8400 (worldwide) to learn more or to place your order at a discount. *offer excludes ASHRAE Handbook Online (only $49 for ASHRAE Members)

Student Members – ASHRAE Handbook available at a discount.

Affiliate Members – One-time discount off Member price (15% off)

Member Discounts on Publications, Continuing Education and Standards & Guidelines.

  • Become an Industry Leader

Develop leadership skills, work with and lead ASHRAE committee members, and network with industry professionals at ASHRAE chapter, region, and society meetings. You can also keep updated with the industry via ASHRAE’s Society Connections newsletter (monthly), and the HVAC Industry eNewsletter (weekly).

  • Advance your Career

Look for employees & employment at and network with other HVAC&R professionals at ASHRAE meetings, participate in job postings, maintain your professional education and designation with 40+ courses, earning CEUs/PDHs/AIA LUs, and explore technical topics at ASHRAE chapter, region and society meetings.

  • Gain Industry Insight

You’re on the “team” with thousands of members who volunteer on industry-driven committees.

  • Protect Yourself Through Insurance

If you’re in the market for insurance, keep in mind that ASHRAE members have access to a variety of plans through March U.S. Consumer.

  • Membership Toolkit

Each month across the globe, ASHRAE members are faced with the decision to pay for membership out of their own pocket, or request support from their employer. This can be an awkward position to be in, especially for new employees.

To assist those seeking employer support, staff has created the ‘Membership Justification Toolkit’ for those seeking to join or renew their membership in ASHRAE. The toolkit provides:

  • Letter template for those looking to join ASHRAE
  • Letter template for those looking to renew their membership
  • ASHRAE Membership Brochure (PDF)
  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) brochure (PDF)–conferences/benefits#toolkit