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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 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.

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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ASHRAE Chapters and Home Pages


Manual for Chapter Operations

 The Manual for Chapter Operations (MCO) is a guide for chapter Officers and Committee Chairs to use to manage chapter activities and operations. The manual includes forms, sample letters, rules and procedures, information on chapter positions (see index) and committees, financial (IRS), elections, chapter meetings & expositions, and more.
MCO Manual Page.

PAOE (Secure Chapter Activity)

The Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) is a great way to stay on top of chapter operations while earning points and awards for your chapter. Each year the ASHRAE Society President dedicates a portion of their presidential theme to include in the PAOE. The PAOE includes instructions and deadlines for entering your points, reports and a description of the PAOE awards.
PAOE Page.

Manual for Conducting Chapters Regional Conferences (CRC Manual)

The Manual for Conducting Chapters Regional Conferences (CRC Manual) is a guide for chapters when hosting a region’s Chapters Regional Conference (CRC). The manual includes a calendar for planning and information on budget/finances, awards, hotel contract, caucus, business sessions, training workshops, social events, technical sessions, delegate/alternate information, CRC motions and more.
CRC Manual Page.

Status for Fall and Spring CRC Motions

When your region submits Society level motions for action, the motions are reviewed and acted on by Members Council. Check the status of your fall or spring CRC motions and what action was taken by the council.
CRC Motions.



ASHRAE Chapters Get Discount on Chapter Management Tool

StarChapter is an online management software that allows board members to manage meeting registrations, payments, membership/prospect records, email communications, website content, reporting, and more through one easy-to-use, time-saving program. StarChapter will extend a 10% discount to ASHRAE chapters who use their software as a chapter management tool. StarChapter offering a discount to ASHRAE chapters does not represent an endorsement by ASHRAE, and ASHRAE is not responsible for the functioning or support of the StarChapter software.
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