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ASHRAE and AIA Sign MoU to Join Forces to Improve Sustainability

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  • 28 May 2019
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE and AIA Sign MoU to Join Forces to Improve Sustainability

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Sherri Simmons

ATLANTA (May 28, 2019) – ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

The MoU was signed by 2018-2019 ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter and AIA President William J. Bates on May 22. The agreement defines parameters on how the two societies will collaborate more closely to continue promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.

Areas of potential collaboration include, but are not limited to: general advocacy; research; technical committee coordination; joint conferences and meetings; young professionals’ development; training and education programs; publication distribution; community service and diversity and inclusion.

“ASHRAE is pleased to establish this cooperative agreement with AIA as we seek to leverage the synergies of our organizations in accelerating our common objective of advancing the built environment through sustainable practices,” said 2018-2019 ASHRAE President Sheila J. Hayter, P.E. “This MoU formalizes a long-standing collaboration between ASHRAE and AIA. We appreciate AIA’s support over the years and look forward to the continued opportunity to work together.”

“The AIA and ASHRAE Memorandum of Understanding continues to advance our shared commitment to sustainability in the built environment,” said AIA 2019 President William J. Bates, FAIA. “By working together, members of AIA and ASHRAE will benefit from collaborative events, common values, best practice sharing, and joint advocacy efforts.”

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global leader in the advancement of human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are committed to shaping tomorrow’s built environment today through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About AIA
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners. AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the primary resource for AIA members in service to society.