The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.
The SPA, signed on December 10, outlines how the two organizations will work cooperatively to promote the advancement of a more sustainable built environment through HVAC&R technologies and their applications.
Areas of collaboration will include:
- Joint initiatives aimed at accelerating the progression of digital technologies and research.
- Virtual design and construction to improve the resilience of buildings and the health of occupants in an increasingly challenging climate.
- Coordinated promotion of joint grassroots meetings and conferences.
- Advocacy and work on common public affairs goals and ideologies.
- Consistent leadership communication
- Publication development and distribution.
- Education and professional development co-development and cross-marketing.
“Our continued collaboration with CIBSE provides a meaningful opportunity to coordinate efforts on innovative technologies and resources to advance the growth of the built environment,” said ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III. “We value this partnership with CIBSE and are excited to leverage this collaboration to move the industry and buildings towards a more sustainable future.”
“We are delighted to sign this agreement with ASHRAE and strengthen the long-standing relationship between our organizations,” added Stuart MacPherson, CIBSE President. “The increasing local and global challenges of maintaining safe, healthy and efficient built environments marks this as a particularly auspicious time to share knowledge and expertise to enhance our offerings for the benefit of both our members and wider society.”
The agreement marks the renewal and the formalizing of a partnership that has existed since 2017.
This fall, ASHRAE unveiled its new global headquarters focused on delivering high-level 21st-century energy performance and physically embodying the global society’s mandate to advance human well-being through sustainable technology in the built environment.