ASHRAE and the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing the organizations’ relationship during ASHRAE’s 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., June 26.
Signed by 2016-17 ASHRAE President Tim Wentz and AFS Chair Christine Sun, the agreement defines how the two societies will collaborate more closely to continue furthering and promoting the advancements of cooling- and heating-related industries, including through general advocacy, research, technical-committee coordination, joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publication distribution, and chapter collaboration.
“AFS has a strong commitment to harnessing and adapting new technologies and research to create a future where the built environment is healthier, more comfortable, and more energy-efficient,” Wentz said. “That dedication not only makes AFS a natural fit as an ASHRAE strategic partner, but it also empowers both societies’ members to continue striving toward a more sustainable world.”
Sun added: “Filtration is the technology that allows individuals, industries, and society to take great leaps forward in an ever-evolving clean and sustainable world. HVAC is a key market segment in filtration. We are honored and excited to have such an opportunity to work together with ASHRAE to promote education, networking, and new technologies for a cleaner and greener indoor environment.”