ASHRAE and AFS Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MoU Agreement

ATLANTA, June 30, 2017 – ASHRAE and the American Filtration and Separations Society (AFS) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

The MoU was signed by 2016-2017 ASHRAE President Tim Wentz and AFS Chair Dr. Christine Sun as part of the ASHRAE Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on June 26. The agreement defines parameters on how the two societies will collaborate more closely to continue furthering and promoting the advancements of cooling and heating related industries.

These include but are not limited to: general advocacy; research; technical committee coordination; joint conferences and meetings; training and education programs; publication distribution and chapter collaboration.

“AFS has a strong commitment to harnessing and adapting new technologies and research to create a future where the built environment is healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient,” says Wentz. “That dedication not only makes AFS a natural fit as an ASHRAE strategic partner, but it also empowers both societies’ members to continue striving toward a more sustainable world. I am pleased to sign this MoU on ASHRAE’s behalf and look forward to working with AFS.”

“Filtration is the technology that allows individuals, industries and society to take great leaps forward in an ever-evolving, clean and sustainable world,” says Sun. “HVAC is a key market segment in filtration. We are honored and excited to have such an opportunity to work together with ASHRAE to promote education, networking and new technologies for a cleaner and greener indoor environment.”

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. ASHRAE and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at

About AFS
Founded in 1987, the American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) is a technical educational nonprofit organization that provides a forum for exchange of information among engineers, scientists, and technologists in all areas of the fluid/particle separation field. To learn more about AFS, visit