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CIBSE, ASHRAE mark 40th anniversary of their relationship

Celebrate it with a historic partnership agreement to implement a range of initiatives

| | Oct 17, 2016 | 5:13 pm
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Georgia, Atlanta: CIBSE and ASHRAE have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Meeting in London to celebrate 40 years since the Institute of Heating and Ventilation Engineers and Illuminating Engineering Society merged to form CIBSE, and the start of their collaboration with ASHRAE, the two organisations signed an agreement to implement a range of new initiatives. These 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.

While the two organisations have been working closely together for four decades, the agreement represents the first time that they have committed to a joint approach in promoting the mutual global interests of CIBSE and ASHRAE, and agreed to a raft of activities and goals to promote a more sustainable world.

Alongside a wider commitment to improve knowledge sharing between the two organisations, including jointly presenting work to industry, members and legislators, the agreement also formalised a commitment to working at a grassroots level. This includes encouraging cooperation between ASHRAE chapters and CIBSE Regions, coordinating the programs of similar groups, such as Women in Building Services Engineering (WiBSE) and Women in ASHRAE (WiA), as well as aligning activity for the young engineers of both organisations and working together on emerging topics such as legionella, resiliency and cyber security.

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