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Bottom Line: ASHRAE will work more closely with DOE to focus on decarbonation.

This past June, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Energy to work more closely to focus on building decarbonization and resilience. Some key components are:

  • Advance decarbonization by increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint throughout the life of the building.
  • Increase grid-interactivity of buildings.
  • Promote the adoption of advanced building codes and standards.
  • Increase compliance by assisting states in understanding and applying the latest codes.
  • Develop workforce in HVACR and associated sectors by increasing diversity and advancing training to support decarbonization.
  • Improve building performance as it affects occupants’ health and well-being.

For more information, contact Chief Technical Officer,  Bruce Swiecicki