ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining how the two groups will work together to promote mutual advancement in several areas of common interest.
Under the agreement, ASHRAE and KFAS will look for ways to work together in research, conferences and meetings, training programs and chapter collaboration. Additionally, ASHRAE and KFAS will explore the possibility of translating ASHRAE publications to Arabic as well as co-producing books and other publications.
The agreement also encourages the participation in technical committees and teams to develop policies and standards related to energy conservation in buildings.
“KFAS is committed to supporting the progress and advancement of science and technology, so working with them is a natural fit for ASHRAE. I am pleased to sign this MoU on ASHRAE’s behalf and look forward to working with KFAS,” ASHRAE President-elect Dr. Bjarne Olesen said.
“The importance of this MoU is significant in the promotion and dissemination of research, providing opportunities to finance joint research, facilitating periodic meetings with ASHRAE, attending scientific conferences and providing expert speakers for the deployment of modern technologies,” KFAS Director Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin said.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Olesen and Dr. Shihab-Eldin at KFAS’s head office. Members from the ASHRAE Kuwait chapter as well as researchers from Kuwait University attended the ceremony.
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 55,000 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.