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Why Join ASHRAE

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 56,000 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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Apply For a WISE Internship

MBeban_Photo-120W.jpgSay hello to ASHRAE’s 2017 WISE intern, Madalyn Beban. She is a rising senior at the University of Dayton studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in energy systems. Madalyn’s past work experience in energy efficiency projects first sparked her interest in state-level public policy.
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Discover Engineer's Week

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Recognize National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018 by commending fellow engineers through a proclamation. Reach out to your local elected officials with a draft proclamation and cover letter in support of E-Week. Learn More >>

Government Affairs Update

This bi-weekly enewsletter is the best way to keep up with news and notes on the most recent activities in Washington of interest to ASHRAE members and others. Keep connected to federal and state activities. Read the current Government Affairs Update. Earlier Updates for the past several months may be found here.
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Be Informed

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Reference ASHRAE’s position on the topic and seek out a representative who shares similar views.

 

Find a Representative

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Take it one step further by introducing yourself as a representative of ASHRAE and begin explaining your stance.

 

Take Action

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If your efforts gain traction, begin planning a “Day on the Hill.”

 

Minimizing the Risk of Legionnaire's Disease

The risks of legionellosis can be minimized if requirements are followed during the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of new and existing buildings and their water systems and components. ASHRAE is asking its Chapters to get involved by encouraging municipal, state, and federal governments and legislative bodies to adopt Standard 188 into law. Don’t wait until an outbreak occurs, talk to your government about minimizing the risk of legionnaires’ disease.

Based on ASHRAE Standard 188, CDC’s toolkit “Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings: A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards.” This guide provides a checklist for building owners and managers to help identify if a water management program is needed, examples to help identify where Legionella could grow and spread in a building and ways to reduce risk the of contamination. Download the CDC Toolkit >>

If you'd like more information about Standard 188, request a distinguished lecturer visit to educate your fellow chapter members at ashrae.org/distinguishedlecturers.

 

What Grinds My Gears?

Please share a few words about issues you care about. Tell us what government affairs/public policy issues you are interested and/or would like to be involved in or any pressing issues you feel ASHRAE should be involved in.

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HPB Caucus

HPBCCC-logo-75x75.jpgThe High-Performance Buildings Coalition (HPBC) is a private sector coalition providing guidance and support to the High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress. The Caucus was formed to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about the major impact buildings have on our health, safety and welfare.  Learn More >>

 

 

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Public Policy Briefs

In an effort to translate ASHRAE’s positions and activities into easily understood and communicated concepts, the Government Affairs Office — with input from the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee — has developed a series of policy briefs. These documents are intended for distribution to government officials and others with limited technical expertise.
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