On July 25, DoE and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released an MoU announcing they will work together to develop energy efficiency standards and cooperate on energy programs. The two will cooperate on the following issues; design of low-rise residential buildings, ventilation and indoor air quality in all buildings, energy efficiency in existing buildings, design of high-performance green buildings, and a smart grid information model.