Consolidation: All About ASHRAE and IAQA
ASHRAE and IAQA are joining forces.
In January, consolidation between the two well-known organizations in the Indoor Environmental Quality Industry was formalized at ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference. Leadership for both organizations have expressed excitement about the merger, and are hopeful the synergy between the two will provide greater resources and opportunities for their members.
ASHRAE, which stands for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has been around since 1894 and IAQA, or the Indoor Air Quality Association has been in existence since 1995. IAQA will become part of ASHRAE, but will “operate independently” within ASHRAE’s organizational structure. Both organizations provide excellent benefits, keeping their members on the cutting edge of indoor air quality news in the built environment.
IAQA’s mission statement explains they are “…a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public.” G2 looks forward to seeing how the joining of these two organizations will enrich the industry going forward.