The IOR is a member of the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance and holds a long standing Memorandum of Association with ASHRAE.

As a complimentary organisation representing the interests of professionals in the sector, ASHRAE offers an array of benefits to its members. These include world class technical publications, professional and educational development, unique networking opportunities with industry professionals, conferences and free access to ASHRAE’s Refrigeration Handbook. More about ASHRAE and membership is available here.

The ASHRAE Handbook--Refrigeration covers the refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort. This volume includes data and guidance on cooling, freezing, and storing food; industrial and medical applications of refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration. This is a must-have resource for every refrigeration professional. ASHRAE members are entitled to free access during their first year of membership through ASHRAE Handbook Online.









ASHRAE President Tim Wentz (left) and IOR President Steve Gill (right) signing a renewed Memorandum of Association in February 2017