ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this month, which outlines how the two groups will work closer together to promote the advancements of cooling and heating related technologies.
On the agenda are goals like joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publication distribution and chapter collaboration.
“Both organizations are committed to harnessing and adapting new technologies and research to create a future where the built environment is healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient,” says ASHRAE President Tim Wentz, Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP. “The strides our organizations are making to produce a more sustainable world are exciting, and both ASHRAE and IOR are well poised to support each other’s objectives immediately and moving into the future.”
As part of the agreement, ASHRAE and IOU will explore ways to make technical information more accessible to both memberships. The MoU additionally places special focus on continuing to build and strengthen the organizations’ global networks. As ASHRAE and IOR continue growing their memberships internationally, the possibility of joint events would benefit both groups, such as co-hosting a conference or meeting that would directly support global collaboration.
“ASHRAE and IOR already share much of common interest in that both organizations represent a network of dedicated individuals who have a strong commitment to the advancement of our industry,” said IOR President Stephen. “We look forward to continuing to work closely together in the future, particularly in areas such as improving education and skills, disseminating technical publications and encouragement of improved standards – especially in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump areas of expertise.”