ASHRAE and AHRI Issue Statements on Paris Accord Announcement
Following U. S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both AHRI and ASHRAE released statements on energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and reduction of the environmental impact of buildings.
AHRI stated that energy efficiency and environmental stewardship will remain priorities for the organization. The organization has more than 300 member companies and is recognized as an international advocate for the industry. Read the full AHRI statement.
ASHRAE noted that the U.S. Paris Climate Accord statement makes the roles of ASHRAE’s 57,000 global members even more important than ever. ASHRAE President Tim Wentz stated: "Now, more than ever, ASHRAE affirms its mission to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world."
Wentz added, "ASHRAE is a global Society of 57,000 dedicated professionals in more than 130 countries, committed to reducing the environmental impact of buildings by making them more energy efficient. Our mission will not waiver as geopolitical tides rise and fall.”