Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. A catalyst for industry problem-solving, this dynamic trade association represents industry interests before legislative, regulatory and standards-writing organizations and supports the development of improved products and installation procedures, sponsors efficiency certification programs to verify manufacturer claims through independent testing, coordinates consumer education programs and more.
Along with general informational and industry input benefits that AHRI membership confers, our AERCO representative has a central role in several exciting committees. The Hydronics Institute Technical Committee was involved in developing the new Boiler Testing Standard (BTS2000) which is expected to be referenced by the U.S. Department of Energy when setting minimum efficiency guidelines for commercial boilers. This group also worked with the Technical Advisory Group for ANSI Standard Z.21.13, a basic standard for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and performance of gas-fired low pressure steam and hot water boilers. We also participate in a special Laboratory Liaison Committee to ensure that independent, third party, certification organizations are consistent in their code interpretation and testing procedures.