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Public Sector Research

Current Program
The AHRI Public Sector Research Program is a jointly funded research program supporting the goals of the ARTI Research Roadmap:
  • Residential Buildings: Achieve a 50% reduction in HVAC&R annual energy consumption and peak electric energy demand in new residential buildings by 2020.
  • Commercial Buildings: Realize energy consumption and peak energy demand reductions of 25% in new buildings by 2020.
  • Refrigeration: Reduce refrigerant leakage in supermarket refrigeration systems by 90%, reduce refrigerant charge in supermarkets by 60% and reduce energy consumption in supermarkets by 25% by 2020.
  • Emerging Technologies: Continually review and monitor research in the HVAC&R arena and elsewhere for breakthroughs that could contribute to achieving the goals within the three application sectors.

The AHRTI Research Program is funded by contributions from:


Past Programs



Technical Results
Research project reports for all AHRI public sector research programs are available to the public. See project report index.