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ASHRAE and CIBSE Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

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  • 15 Dec 2020
  • Partnership
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE and CIBSE Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Karen Buckley Washington

ATLANTA (December 15, 2020) – ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

The SPA was signed by Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., 2020-21 ASHRAE President and Stuart MacPherson, CIBSE President, during a virtual signing ceremony on December 10. The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and CIBSE will work cooperatively on activities that serve their respective memberships, to promote the advancement of a more sustainable built environment through HVAC&R technologies and their applications.

Areas of collaboration 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 Gulledge. “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 organisations,” said MacPherson. “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.”

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.

The Society is showcasing integrated building solutions and sustainability in action through the opening of the ASHRAE Global Headquarters building in metro-Atlanta, Georgia. The state-of-the-art, high-performing net-zero-energy efficient global headquarters building is a destination venue for industry representatives, visiting from around the world, who are looking to experience cutting-edge engineering and architectural interventions.

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Founded in 1897, CIBSE is the professional body that supports the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, for the public benefit, by providing members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.

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