ASHRAE, Canada Green Building Council partner to advance sustainability
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance buildings that are healthy, productive, environmentally responsible and economically viable.
The memorandum calls for the partners to join efforts in development and maintenance of technical standards and guidelines, communications and marketing, and research and education of members and the building industry.
"This year, ASHRAE has renewed focus in working with other organizations to share and further our technical guidance," said Terry Townsend, ASHRAE president. "Working with the CaGBC will allow us to improve on our efforts in achieving energy savings without sacrificing comfort, air quality or productivity."
"The CaGBC shares ASHRAE’s interest in the opportunities to evolve the technical aspects of buildings," said Thomas Mueller, president of the CaGBC. "The work we can do together in Canada will benefit not only our respective memberships but anyone interested in engaging in better building practices."
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey