AHRI-supported Regulatory Relief Measures Signed into Law

December 18, 2012
Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
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Arlington, VA — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today applauded President Obama’s signing of H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. The House of Representatives and Senate passed the bill in early December in an exemplary display of bipartisanship.

“We are grateful for the strong support and hard work on this bill by several of our member companies, as well as our legislative staff and the many cosponsors in the House and Senate,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “This is common sense legislation that will go a long way in helping our member companies as they work to rebuild our economy.”

The bill contains corrections to commercial refrigeration standards, specifically correcting standards for service-over-the-counter commercial refrigerators that had incorrectly been in place for over a year; codifies standards for small-duct high-velocity systems into U.S. law; and makes important technical corrections to the laws impacting AHRI members. The bill also expedites the creation of a uniform efficiency descriptor and accompanying test procedure for water heaters one year from the date of passage.


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.