ASHRAE has signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
The MOU supports continued cooperation to promote mutual interests, with collaboration on:
- advancing decarbonization of the building sector by increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of buildings beginning with the construction phase throughout the building’s life, including operation and maintenance;
- increasing the grid-interactivity of buildings by advancing grid-flexibility, flexible energy storage, and renewables integration into buildings;
- promoting more resilient, efficient buildings through the adoption of advanced building standards and codes, including supporting innovative code approaches in the model code development, building performance standards, and zero energy codes;
- increasing compliance with the latest building energy codes by supporting states in understanding the latest codes;
- improving building resiliency and keeping occupants safe;
- developing the workforce of the HVACR and associated sectors including through increasing diversity and advancing training to support decarbonization; and
- improving overall building performance, including for occupants’ health and well-being.
Learn more in the ASHRAE news release.