ATLANTA (Oct. 12, 2018) – ASHRAE and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.
The MoU was signed by 2018–2019 ASHRAE President-Elect Darryl Boyce, ASHRAE Executive Vice President Jeff Littleton, 2016–2018 ASPE President Mitch Clemente, CPD, FASPE, and ASPE Executive Director/CEO Billy Smith, FASPE, on Oct. 1. The agreement defines parameters on how the two societies will collaborate more closely to continue furthering and promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.
These include but are not limited to: general advocacy; research; technical committee coordination; joint conferences and meetings; training and education programs; publication distribution and chapter collaboration.
“We are excited about exploring collaborative ventures with ASPE,” says Sheila J. Hayter, 2018–2019 ASHRAE President. “Many ASHRAE members work in firms that provide a full spectrum of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services. The water-energy nexus in buildings is becoming more pronounced as we push buildings to perform using integrated building design tools and techniques.”
“Working with other professional societies in the broader engineering community is critical in today´s fast-paced world of evolving technologies and engineering methods,” says Smith. “We look forward to working together with ASHRAE to promote ongoing education, best practices, networking and new technologies for a more sophisticated and sustainable indoor environment.”
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.
ASPE is the only professional organization devoted to the training and certification of plumbing engineers and designers. ASPE and its 6,400 worldwide members are dedicated to protecting the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the dissemination of technical data and information to expand the base of knowledge among plumbing engineers, designers, contractors, code officials, inspectors, and manufacturers. For more information, visit www.aspe.org.