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ASHRAE, DOE to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency and Renewables
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) signed an agreement with DOE on October 31st to advance the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy and to minimize the impact of energy use on the environment. The two organizations will promote and support the continuing development of ASHRAE standards for energy efficiency and indoor air quality in buildings, through such means as improved training programs. DOE and ASHRAE will work together to encourage energy efficiency in buildings through a variety of programs aimed at builders, building designers, and building owners and managers. They will also cooperate on research into renewable energy sources, energy efficiency technologies, and the environmental impact of energy and material use in buildings. See the ASHRAE press release.