ASHRAE and IOR sign groundbreaking agreement

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the U.K. Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship, which goes back over 100 years.

The MoU is designed to continue to further and to promise advancements in cooling and heating technologies. The new cooperation will focus above all on research, joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publications distribution, and chapter collaboration. As part of the agreement, ASHRAE and IOR will explore ways to make technical information more accessible to members of both organizations. Another objective is to continue to build and strengthen the two organizations’ global networks.

“Strengthening our relationship with IOR is a natural and obvious decision. Both organizations are committed to harnessing and adapting new technologies and research to create a future where the built environment is healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient,” says ASHRAE President Tim Wentz, Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP. “The strides our organizations are making to produce a more sustainable world are exciting, and both ASHRAE and IOR are well poised to support each other’s objectives immediately and moving into the future. We are pleased to formalize our relationship with this MoU and look forward to continuing a long association with IOR.”

The MoU was signed by Tim Wentz and Stephen Gill as part of the CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017 at Loughborough University.