New NASEO-ASHRAE MOU Advances Collaboration on Energy Efficiency, Grid Integration, and Health and Safety in the Built Environment

Source: Sandy Fazeli, NASEO

NASEO has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASHRAE, a professional and technical society advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

NASEO’s and ASHRAE’s priorities align in many policy areas, including energy efficiency, grid integration, cyber-security, resilience, indoor air quality, and health and safety considerations. David Terry, Executive Director of NASEO noted: “NASEO is thrilled to continue our constructive partnership with ASHRAE. ASHRAE’s deep expertise in indoor air quality, high-performing and grid-interactive buildings, and workforce development resonate with many State Energy Offices, especially as they navigate cross-cutting challenges to public health, the environment, and our economy.”

“NASEO’s well-established relationships with state energy offices will serve as a bridge to bring ASHRAE’s unparalleled technical expertise in HVAC&R systems to improve the resiliency, sustainability and health of our built environment,” added Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., 2020-21 ASHRAE President. “Agreements like this serve the interests of both organizations and leverage our collective resources to support sustainable building practices where the benefits are felt on a large scale.”

Participants in the virtual MOU signing event included (pictured clockwise from top left): Sandy Fazeli, Managing Director of Policy and Development, NASEO; Alice Yates, Director of Government Affairs, ASHRAE; Charles Gulledge, ASHRAE; Jeff Littleton, Executive Vice President, ASHRAE; David Terry, NASEO; and Ed Carley, Buildings Program Director, NASEO.