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ASHRAE and BOMA International Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Partnership will promote mutual interests of engineering and building operations and management
ATLANTA – ASHRAE and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in recognition of shared technical interests to foster superior building performance. Both organizations will work together to achieving, among others, the following goals:
Identify opportunities for shared operation services
Identify opportunities to collaborate on product development, and to give presentations at each other’s conferences
Where mutually beneficial, jointly promote educational programs to members and jointly identify, create and identify new products and services
Encourage continuing dialogue between ASHRAE and BOMA at national, regional and local levels on issues of importance to engineers and building professionals
Encourage collaborative and cooperative activities to promote continuing professional development
BOMA and ASHRAE commit to support each other and fully participate in standard development areas, initially centering around ASHRAE standards 62.1, 90.1, 180P and 189.1P working within the ANSI consensus standards development process.
“We are pleased to collaborate with ASHRAE and work toward our shared goal of promoting superior building performance,” said BOMA International Chairman and Chief Elected Officer Brenna S. Walraven, RPA, CPM, executive managing director, national property management, USAA Real Estate Company. “ASHRAE and BOMA are on the forefront of developing standards that significantly impact building owners and managers, and we look forward to working more closely with them on these matters.”
“BOMA and ASHRAE share many of the same objectives and we are excited to strengthen our relationship” says ASHRAE President Kent Peterson, P.E., vice president and chief engineer of P2S Engineering. “We are all working toward optimal performance of both new and existing buildings and this partnership will be beneficial for both ASHRAE and BOMA members.”
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. The 17,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad. BOMA’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.
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