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IFMA, ASHRAE Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Issues
October 15, 2008

With buildings accounting for 40 percent of primary energy use in developed nations, it is becoming increasingly important to find ways to build and operate them in an energy efficient manner. In recognition of this, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are entering into an agreement that increases cooperation between the two groups.

The memorandum of understanding, to be signed at IFMA’s World Workplace 2008 Conference & Expo, calls for sharing resources and collaborating on projects, publications, sustainability research and educational offerings that will be beneficial to both organizations’ members and constituents. ASHRAE and IFMA will also work together on legislative and regulatory issues through their Washington, D.C., offices.

The memorandum will be signed at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16th, at a press conference during World Workplace. Long recognized as the world’s premier educational and networking conference for facility managers and those in related fields, World Workplace brings industry leaders from the world’s top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the work environment. Now in its 29th year, the conference will feature 83 educational sessions and new product demonstrations by more than 300 manufacturers from across the globe.

World Workplace will be held Oct. 15-17, 2008 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. For a complete list of conference details, visit

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