UK/USA: ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have renewed their strategic partnership agreement (SPA) formalising the organisations’ relationship.
The agreement renews the agreement signed in 2017 and 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 HVACR technologies and their applications.
The agreement was signed by ASHRAE president Charles E Gulledge III and his opposite number at CIBSE, Stuart MacPherson, in a virtual ceremony on December 10.
Areas of collaboration include: joint digital technologies and research initiatives; virtual design and construction to improve the resilience of buildings and the health of occupants; co-ordinated 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.”