ASHRAE Chapter Membership
There are two forms of membership within ASHRAE. The first is the local Chapter membership for a cost of $295.00. Included in the membership is eight (8) meal tickets for the monthly Chapter meetings. It is flexible in how these tickets are used in that one can be used for each meeting, or else more than one can be used at any of the meetings to bring a guest. Benefits of attending the Chapter meetings include interacting and networking with industry members, gaining valuable knowledge (both technical and non) on the HVAC field through the monthly guest speakers, as well as enjoying a great meal.
If you would like to become an ASHRAE Member or have any membership questions, please contact Greg Fluter at (306) 586-7972 or email.
The second ASHRAE membership is the Society membership. A Society membership is required in order to obtain a local Chapter membership, and the following is a summary of the levels of Society membership.
Society Membership Grades
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. Approximately 50,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society. Among them are students, consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, building owners, and employees of manufacturing companies, educational institutions, research organizations, government or any organization concerned with environmental control. Members range from students to longtime engineers and professionals in other related disciplines such as architecture and medical research. The Society has four grades of membership that are awarded to applicants based on their experience and participation in the industry. A brief description of the grades is shown below. For more detailed information on each grade, click on the grade link below.
Member — The grade of Member is awarded to individuals who have twelve or more years of qualified industry-related experience. Credit for industry related experience can be earned from any combination of approved education, work experience and professional registration.
Associate Member — The Associate Member grade is awarded to individuals who have less than twelve years of ASHRAE-approved industry experience in the heating, refrigerating, air-conditioning, or ventilating fields.
Affiliate Member — ASHRAE’s newest grade is an introductory grade for applicants with a general interest in the Society’s programs and services. Assignment to this grade is limited to those who are under 30 years of age who are first-time new members.
Student Member — To qualify as a student member you must be studying or have an interest in an HVAC&R industry-related field. Eligible students must be participating in an approved course of study in a university, college, junior college, or technical institute.
Should you have additional questions regarding Chapter membership, please feel free to contact the Membership Development Manager at 404-636-8400.