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ASHRAE and Smart Cities Council Sign MoU to Collaborate on Advancing the Sustainable Built Environment

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  • 05 Dec 2019
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE and Smart Cities Council Sign MoU to Collaborate on Advancing the Sustainable Built Environment

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Sherri Simmons

ATLANTA (December 5, 2019) – ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship and outlining their commitment towards the advancement of a more sustainable built environment.

The MoU was signed by 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., and Smart Cities Council Executive Director Jason Nelson on November 5 in Washington, D.C. The agreement defines parameters on how ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council will collaborate to promote mutual interests of their respective members and stakeholders.

These include but are not limited to: general advocacy; joint conferences and meetings; consistent leadership communication; publication development and distribution; education and professional development; technical activities coordination; and research.

“We value this partnership with the Smart Cities Council and are excited to leverage this collaboration to better support our members and industry professionals with tools, resources, training and education to accelerate optimal performance and sustainability in the built environment,” said Boyce. “This MoU will focus our efforts as we seek to develop innovative solutions that will significantly increase our impact around the world.”

“We greatly respect the work ASHRAE is doing and we look forward to aligning our mutual efforts to support sustainable practices in the built environment,” says Nelson.  “It no longer makes economic sense to invest in infrastructure without technology. We hope our collaboration will bring attention to the opportunity to build more sustainable and resilient cities.”

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Council is a global coalition of leading technology companies and a global network of public sector smart city practitioners. It was founded upon the belief that we cannot heal our planet unless we heal our cities. To heal our cities, we must take advantage of smart technologies. The Council seeks to accelerate this transformation to livable, workable, and sustainable cities. It hosts the Internet’s largest library of smart city content and facilitates the Smart Cities Readiness Network. It also maintains the Smart Cities Activator online collaborative platform for cities to accelerate capacity development, stakeholder engagement and planning of projects. To learn more, please view this video -