Quick Member Guide

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There are two ways to join ASHRAE:

Why Join ASHRAE?

2018 Membership Guide
Young Member (YEA) Guide
Student Membership Brochure
Member Grades & Benefits at a Glance

  • Explore Technology

ASHRAE Handbooks: The ASHRAE Handbook is published in a series of four volumes, one of which is revised each year, ensuring that no volume is older than four years.

  • 2014 ASHRAE Handbook – Refrigeration
  • 2015 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Applications
  • 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Equipment & Applications
  • 2017 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals

Each volume is available in I-P (Inch-Pound) or SI (System International) units of measurement. Handbooks are issued to Member & Associate grades in June annually. For example, if you join/renew 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 previous year ASHRAE Handbook at a discount.

New Member and Associates grades 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.

ASHRAE Handbook Online: Available for free with Member & Associate grades in place of current year print edition. Additional $33 to receive both current year print edition and 12 month subscription to Handbook Online.

Periodicals: ASHRAE Journal (monthly), High Performance Buildings (quarterly), ASHRAE Insights (bi-monthly), ASHRAE HVAC&R Industry Newsletter (weekly emails), and Science & Technology for the Built Environment (semi-annual,  free for online edition only)

  • Get Special Discounts

Member and Associate Grades – entitled to a 20 % discount on ASHRAE Handbook publications any time during first year of membership.* Please contact the ASHRAE Member Contact Center at or (800) 527-4723 (U.S. and Canada)/(404) 636-8400 (worldwide) to learn more or to place your order at a discount. New and renewing members receive 15% discount on publications including standards and guidelines.
*offer excludes ASHRAE Handbook Online

Affiliate Grade – One-time 15% discount off Member grade price, handbooks available at 15% discount during first membership year only.*
*offer excludes ASHRAE Handbook Online

Student Grade – ASHRAE Handbook (current year edition $49 print/ $29 pdf link, $49 12 month Handbook Online subscription) and other select publications available at a substantial discount. Student Member Price List

Click to access member discounts on Publications, Continuing Education and Standards & Guidelines. Log in required.

  • 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 to earn CEUs/PDHs/AIA LUs, validate your knowledge & differentiate yourself with ASHRAE Certification, and explore technical topics at ASHRAE chapter, region and society meetings.

  • Gain Industry Insight

You’re “in the room” 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 Selman & Company.

  • 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