Membership Grade

ASHRAE National Membership Grades
Membership in ASHRAE is a great way learn new technology, keep abreast of advances in HVAC&R & to advance your career by networking with other HVAC&R professionals!

ASHRAE National offers four levels of membership with varying benefits.  Click on the links below to learn more!

Member ($165)

Associate member ($165)

Affiliate Member ($40)

Student Member ($16)

 
Member ($165)

Ideal For:

This grade is great for HVAC&R professionals with 12 or more years of experience in the industry (including any schooling).  This includes engineers, architects, contractors, technicians, instructors, researchers, distributors, and just about anyone else with the qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.

Qualifications:The equivalent of 12 Society-approved years of experience composed of an approved combination of:

Completed education beyond high school;
Work experience (including research, teaching, design, contracting, engineering sales, or engineering management); and
Professional engineering or related registration or license issued by a legally authorized body.

Benefits:This membership grade receives all regular benefits.

 

 
Associate Member ($165 )

Ideal For:This grade is great for anyone who has less than 12 combined years of experience but wishes to fully participate in ASHRAE.

Qualifications:The desire to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application.

Benefits: This membership grade receives all regular benefits.

 

 
Affiliate Member ($40 )

Ideal For:

New members who want an introduction to ASHRAE.
Younger professionals.
International professionals.
Recent graduates.

Qualifications:Interest in the advancement of the Society's aims, and sufficient qualifications to cooperate with HVAC&R engineers in the advancement of the knowledge relating to HVAC&R engineering and its application. For new members only. Must be under 30 years of age, and can only hold this grade for up to 3 cumulative years.

Benefits:This membership grade receives all regular benefits, except:

You do not receive ASHRAE Handbook with membership. You get a one-time discount (20% off Member price) on all Handbook items (except network versions).

You can serve on Chapter committees, but cannot hold office or vote at Chapter, Regional or Society level.

 

 
 Student Member ($16 )

Ideal For:This grade is great for undergraduate and graduate students in a university, college, junior college, or technical institute who want to learn from & network with professionals in the HVAC&R field

Qualifications:Must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field. Matriculated in an approved course of study in the arts and sciences covered by the Society's objectives.

Benefits:Can vote in and hold office only at the Student Branch level, but cannot do such at Chapter, Regional, and Society levels.

  • Access to member-only web pages

  • Discounts on the ASHRAE Handbook

  • Monthly ASHRAE Journal, ASHRAE Digital Journal and

  • ASHRAE Insights newsletter

  • HVAC&R Industry and Society Connections eNewsletters

  • Complimentary ASHRAE Annual and Winter Meeting registration

  • Virtual online HVAC&R resume posting and job searching program

Not eligible for group insurance.

Student Membership Bonuses:

2005 Handbook – Fundamentals; with CD $49
Current ASHRAE Handbooks prior to 2005, $39 (vs. getting with membership at no additional charge).
Educational Discount on certain other publications.
Free registration for ASHRAE meetings; and Student Activities at the Winter meeting.
Participate in: Student Design Project Competition, Grants-in-Aid, Society and Local Scholarships, and Student Branch Activities.
Career & Education Resources -- The Student Zone web page offers a list of accredited engineering institutions as well as tips on landing an exciting job in the HVAC&R industry.