ASHRAE and AIA Collaborate to Promote a Sustainable Built Environment

ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their relationship.

The MoU was signed by 2018-2019 ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter and AIA President William J. Bates. The agreement defines parameters on how the two societies will collaborate to continue promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.

Areas of potential collaboration include, but are not limited to general advocacy; research; technical committee coordination; joint conferences and meetings; young professionals’ development; training and education programs; publication distribution; community service and diversity and inclusion.

“ASHRAE is pleased to establish this cooperative agreement with AIA as we seek to leverage the synergies of our organizations in accelerating our common objective of advancing the built environment through sustainable practices,” states 2018-2019 ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter, P.E. “This MoU formalizes a long-standing collaboration between ASHRAE and AIA. We appreciate AIA’s support over the years and look forward to the continued opportunity to work together.”

“The AIA and ASHRAE Memorandum of Understanding continues to advance our shared commitment to sustainability in the built environment,” says AIA 2019 President William J. Bates, FAIA. “By working together, members of AIA and ASHRAE will benefit from collaborative events, common values, best practice sharing, and joint advocacy efforts.”

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