ASHRAE and a facilities engineering group have decided to work together toward common goals.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Association of Facilities Engineering have agreed to collaborate where possible on issues, conferences, education and chapter 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 society President David Underwood

The two groups recently signed an agreement that outlines the issues they will work together on.

“With buildings and facilities systems world-wide 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,” association President Roy Nation said.