ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are entering into an agreement that increases cooperation between the two groups.

The memorandum of understanding, to be signed at IFMA’s World Workplace 2008 Conference and Expo, calls for sharing resources and collaborating on projects, publications, sustainability research, and educational offerings that will be beneficial to both organizations’ members and constituents. ASHRAE and IFMA will also work together on legislative and regulatory issues through their Washington, D.C., offices.

“Engineers and facility managers share an important relationship in creating and maintaining buildings that are safe, healthy, and energy efficient,” said Bill Harrison, ASHRAE president. “By working together on issues in the built environment, we can enhance our respective efforts to create a sustainable future.”

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Publication date:11/03/2008