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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.

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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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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.

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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 Global Giveback

April 22 – 28, 2018

GG logo-145x145.jpgHow can your ASHRAE Chapter become more involved in your community? Participate in the ASHRAE Global Giveback!

All ASHRAE Chapters are encouraged to have community-oriented volunteer events the week of April 22-28, 2018 that generate excitement at the local level, resulting in increased visibility of the Chapter with members, potential members and the general public. The program is designed to share the knowledge of members to improve the world around them.


Examples of sustainability activities:

  • ASHRAE Community Sustainability projects
  • Weatherizing homes or buildings for people in need or a charitable organization
  • Improving energy efficiency or water use efficiency for people in need or a charitable organization
  • Partnering with an established organization that builds, renovates, or improves the energy efficiency of homes or facilities

Earn PAOE Points for Your Chapter’s Global Giveback!
The 2017-18 PAOE program offers 500 points for chapter sponsored sustainability project/event held with a non-profit organization.  In addition, 100 points are offered for chapter sponsored community sustainability project publicity (outside of normal chapter promotion and including  print, audio, electronic media at local, state, provincial, national or industry level) promoting the work of ASHRAE and/or the chapter. Points may be awarded at the DRC’s discretion.

Chapter Opportunity Funds may be used at the DRC’s discretion.


Promoting Your Project

Download the Global Giveback Graphic
Use this graphic on your Chapter’s website
Use this high-resolution graphic in your printed pieces, including T-shirts for the event.

Tag your photos with #MyASHRAE on social media
Tagging this photo with #MyASHRAE gives ASHRAE explicit reuse permission for ASHRAE-produced multimedia related to the project listed above. ASHRAE does not assume any additional permissions or responsibilities related to any images, still or moving, and assumes free use of the media, as permitted by its owner (which we hope is you!)

Send us photos or videos of your Chapter’s Global Giveback and we’ll include it in the highlight video premiering at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Houston. Email your images and a brief description of your project to marketing@ashrae.org or uploaded your videos to https://file.ac/8JdajvevbWs/. Be sure to submit your files by May 11 to be included in the video.


ASHRAE offers various resources related to meetings and events hosted by chapters. The links below contain information that may be helpful as your chapter plans fundraisers and other events related to Global Giveback projects.
  pdf_icon.pngChapter Meetings and Expos (Section 5)
  word_icon.pngChapter Publicity
  pdf_icon.pngLessons Learned from a Chapter’s Sustainability projects
  pdf_icon.pngSection 4 – Liability Insurance and Special Events Insurance
  word_icon.pngPublic Relations Manual