ATLANTA — ASHRAE and the Association of Facilities Engineering (AFE) have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining how the two organizations can work together toward promotion of common endeavors.

Under the agreement, ASHRAE and AFE will look for ways to work together in regard to advocacy, chapter collaboration, conferences and meetings, education, and technical activities.

“AFE is focused on the optimal operation of plants, grounds, and offices at a variety of built environment locations, such as medical centers and Fortune 500 companies, so working with them is a natural fit for ASHRAE,” said David Underwood, ASHRAE president.

“With buildings and facilities systems worldwide becoming more complex, ASHRAE’s many publications, but especially their code-intended documents, are a necessity for our membership as well as the success of facility operations worldwide,” said Roy Nation, AFE president.

ASHRAE and its more than 55,000 members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, IAQ, refrigeration, and sustainability. For more information, visit

AFE is a professional organization that promotes the optimal operation of plants, grounds, and offices at manufacturers, universities, medical centers, government agencies, and high-rise office buildings. For more information, visit

Publication date: 6/3/2016

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