CIBSE and ASHRAE set scene for closer working
CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship. It embraces a range of new initiatives. They include collaborating strategically on projects in each other’s regions, creating a long-term staff exchange programme, encouraging collaboration between regions, groups and chapters, and mutually promoting the publication of new codes and standards.
The is agreement marks the first time the two organisations have committed to a joint approach in promoting their mutual global interests and agreed to a raft of activities and goals to promote a more-sustainable world.
John Field, president of CIBSE, said, ‘It is a tremendous honour to be able to sign this agreement and start a new era of even closer co-operation between our institutions. This is an unprecedented opportunity to spread the benefits of our work together through every level of our organisations. Our two organisations have done invaluable work over the last 40 years to raise standard across our industries and across the world.’
Tim Wentz, ASHRAE president, said, ‘ASHRAE’s partnership with CIBSE over the last 40 years has proven to be an invaluable collaboration for our respective members and the industry at large. I am pleased to celebrate this milestone and look forward to many more.’