ASHRAE VISION STATEMENT:
- will be the global leader in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and refrigeration;
- will be the foremost, authoritative, timely and responsive source of technical and educational information, standards and guidelines, and
- will be the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth, recognizing and adapting to changing demographics and embracing diversity.
What Is ASHRAE?
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters throughout the world. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.
Through its membership, ASHRAE writes standards that set uniform methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide, such as the design of energy efficient buildings. The Society's research program, currently more than 100 research projects worth nearly $8 million, investigates numerous issues, such as identifying new refrigerants that are environmentally safe. ASHRAE organizes broad-based technical programs for presentation at its semiannual meetings and co-sponsors the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, the largest HVAC&R trade show in North America.
Membership in ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration through such disciplines as indoor air quality and energy conservation, for example. Membership in ASHRAE allows access to state-of-the-art HVAC&R technology and provides many opportunities to participate in the development of that technology. Participation is available locally, through chapters, and through membership on Society committees, such as standards projects committees, which are responsible for the development of standards, and technical committees which advise the Society on research needs, emerging technologies, and technical matters.
Technical education and information is the greatest benefit of ASHRAE membership. Other benefits include:
ASHRAE Handbooks - a 4-volume set consisting of HVAC Applications, Fundamentals, HVAC Systems and Equipment and Refrigeration, are the most widely cited reference source for HVAC&R technology in the world. Every year, ASHRAE members receive the newest ASHRAE Handbook (which sells for $119) at no charge.
ASHRAE Journal - a monthly magazine, reviews current HVAC&R technology of broad interest through publication of application-oriented articles.
ASHRAE Insights - a monthly newspaper, provides news about ASHRAE at the chapter, region and Society levels.
ASHRAE publications -- some 300 current titles -- which members are able to purchase at a 33% discount.
ASHRAE educational products - ranging from the Society's semi-annual conferences to home study courses -- feature discounted registration prices for ASHRAE members.
Group Insurance - group rate premiums on term life, high-limit accident, disability income; major medical expense, excess major medical, in-hospital expenses and Medicare supplement.
To apply for membership in ASHRAE, print out the Membership Application Form and the accompanying Reference Information, complete it and return it to:
ASHRAE Customer Service
1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329 U.S.A.
For more information, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at:
1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329-2305, U.S.A.
800-527-4723 (U.S. and Canada only)FAX 404-321-5478
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