June 1, 2017
Contact: Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
Arlington, Va. —
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today stressed that the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord will not change the commitment of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating industry to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
“The fact that the United States government has decided to seek alternative avenues other than the Paris Accord to address its energy and environmental objectives does not in any way alter the resolve of America’s HVACR and water heating industry to reduce the environmental impact of the products and equipment we manufacture,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI President & CEO. “Our industry has demonstrated its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship both domestically and abroad, which is evident in the global array of heating, cooling, water heating, and commercial refrigeration products that are more technologically advanced – while being more energy efficient – than ever before,” he added.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.