AHRI Applauds Senate Passage of Regulatory Relief Measures

September 24, 2012
Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
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Arlington, VA — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today applauded the Senate’s unanimous consent passage of H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act. H.R. 4850, as amended by the Senate, contains regulatory relief measures for manufacturers of water heaters, small duct-high velocity equipment, and service-over–the-counter commercial refrigerators. A last minute compromise between Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senator Rob Portman (OH) saved the legislation from withering under the weight of Senate procedure.

 “We are grateful to Chairman Bingaman for his incredible efforts to pass this legislation before the end of the legislative session,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “The cooperation between Senators Bingaman and Portman is an example for their colleagues in the House. We look forward to working with House sponsors to expeditiously pass the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act and get it signed into law.”

About AHRI
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, 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 309 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.