ASHRAE, IAQA approve consolidation
A consolidation between ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association has been finalized by both organizations. The consolidation was approved by the boards of directors for ASHRAE and IAQA at ASHRAE’s recent 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago.
“We are excited about the opportunities presented by this consolidation,” said ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix. “It opens the door to alignment of ASHRAE and IAQA programs to create high-impact resources for building professionals around the globe.”
“This is an historic event for both associations and has great promise for growth and development for both organizations,” said IAQA President Kent Rawhouser. “The opportunities and possibilities for members are only limited by our own imaginations. IAQA and ASHRAE are committed to growing and developing the IAQA brand. The consolidation will open new avenues for programs and benefits for our members.”
In July, ASHRAE announced it had agreed in principle to join forces with the IAQA, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. Since August, the two groups have been undergoing a period of due diligence. That diligence was completed earlier in January.
Under the consolidation, IAQA will become a part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and board of directors. IAQA will operate independently within ASHRAE’s organizational structure.