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Benefits of Membership

Government Affairs 

AHRI actively monitors federal, state and international legislative and regulatory activities related to the HVACR industry. Key issues include the environment, global competitiveness, and workforce development. Also, AHRI will actively serve as your liaison to other industry groups such as ASHRAE and NAM. Full members are eligible to sit on AHRI’s Government Affairs Committee.


Standards Development

AHRI and its committees serve as a forum for the development of technical performance standards for industry equipment. AHRI standards establish rating criteria and procedures for measuring and certifying HVACR manufacturers’ efficiency and performance claims for their equipment. Additionally, AHRI is active on several ISO committees.


Networking Opportunities

One of the most valuable benefits of AHRI membership is the opportunity to interact with other AHRI members. Opportunities include committee meetings, product section meetings, as well as the Annual and Spring meetings that typically draw upwards of 500 manufacturer and associate member representatives.


Education & Training Initiatives

AHRI is committed to the development and maintenance of a strong industry workforce. Initiatives include AHRI’s partnership with eight other industry groups to host an annual instructor workshop, development and promotion of HVACR textbooks, and its curriculum guide, as well as administration of the AHRI Rees Scholarship Foundation.


Industry Promotion & Marketing

As an advocate for the HVACR industry, AHRI strives to recognize excellence within our community and make the public aware of our accomplishments. AHRI has an experienced public affairs staff that is recognized as a go-to authority on HVACR industry issues and certified product ratings. Staff also have strong relationships with trade media and maintains a Web site that is viewed by over 300,000 visitors a month — an industry source of information.


Industry Statistics and Information

AHRI acts as an impartial central agency for gathering individual company data and distributing it in summaries covering bookings, unit shipments, sales volume, manufacturer inventories, exports, efficiencies, and market information on trading area sales. Information is compiled in various reporting formats and distributed in aggregate form to participants in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual reports.