PERSI is an initiative of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) that works to promote and translate sustainable practices into action within its member organizations. ASHRAE is the first organization to formally join PERSI by signing the memorandum of understanding. By joining the alliance, which will not itself produce standards or guidelines, ASHRAE will work with other PERSI member organizations to assist with educational programs, conduct research, and contribute knowledge about sustainable infrastructure, among other activities. ASHRAE also will assist PERSI in developing a common language for the definition and achievement of sustainable infrastructure.
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