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AHRI Certification Programs Achieve Exemplary ENERGY STAR Compliance Rates in 2012

April 22, 2013
Contact:
Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
Direct: 703.600.0355

Arlington, VA — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that its 2012 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR compliance rates across eight product sections averaged 97.2 percent, far exceeding the overall average ENERGY STAR compliance rate of 93 percent.

“These high compliance rates warrant recognition from regulatory bodies and industry officials alike,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “They demonstrate the integrity of our certification program and the commitment of our program participants to quality and accuracy."

The AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance (www.ahridirectory.org) lists performance information for one million products in 40 categories.

"These exemplary compliance rates illustrate the consistency and standard of excellence that are hallmarks of AHRI’s globally recognized and industry respected certification program," Yurek continued. "In fact, the 2.8 percent of products disqualified by the EPA were identified based on information supplied by AHRI. This is a strong indication that government agencies, commercial interests, and consumers alike can and should continue to rely on AHRI’s certification programs for accurate product performance information.”

Detailed information about the compliance ratings can be found here.
 














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 310 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.