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ASHRAE and AiCARR Sign Agreement of Understanding

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  • 01 Feb 2018
  • Atlanta

ASHRAE and AiCARR Sign Agreement of Understanding

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Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2018) – ASHRAE and the Associazione Italiana Condizionamento dell’Aria Riscaldamento Refrigerazione (AiCARR), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining the two organizations’ commitment toward the promotion of common cooling and heating related endeavors.

The agreement provides a framework for AiCARR and ASHRAE to collaboratively leverage each other’s strengths and accomplish organizational goals that best serve members, the profession and both societies at large. A new strategy will involve AiCARR and ASHRAE defining mutual services for its respective members in Italy and the U.S., through the establishment of an AiCARR-ASHRAE group.

“AiCARR and ASHRAE have worked jointly for more than 50 years, providing invaluable benefits across industries around the world,” said 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D. “I am pleased to sign this agreement on ASHRAE’s behalf and look forward to continuing our partnership toward the promotion and advancement of science and techniques related to HVAC&R applications, sustainability, renewable energies and environmental issues.”

As part of the agreement, ASHRAE and AiCARR will develop joint training and educational programs in Italy and the U.S. as well as new conferences to accelerate technology dissemination. The MoU additionally places special focus on strengthening the organizations’ global networks, the coordination of research programs and exploring opportunities to collaborate on technical publications and standards.

“The signing of this agreement formally demonstrates AiCARR and ASHRAE’s long-standing commitment to the achievement of a coordinated global sustainability strategy,” said AiCARR President Francesca Romana d’Ambrosio. “We look forward to our continued work together.”

The MoU was signed by Bjarne W. Olesen and Francesca Romana d’Ambrosio as part of the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago on Jan. 22.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at

About AiCARR
Founded in 1960, AiCARR, Associazione Italiana Condizionamento dell’Aria Riscaldamento Refrigerazione, Milano, has always dealt with issues relating to the responsible use of energy and natural resources and the innovation of energy infrastructures, both in residential and industrial buildings. AiCARR has more than 2400 members among which there are planners, machinery builders, installers, maintenance operatives, scholars, researchers, students, government and national and international body officials. More information can be found at