November 16, 2017
AHRI and the entire industry mourn
the passing of Dennis D. Laughlin, 64, of Munson Twp, Ohio, who died on
Monday, November 6, at his home. Many remember Dennis from his service as
President of Arzel Zoning Technology, and for his service on the AHRI Board of
Directors and Zone Control Technology Product Section.
Born February 5, 1953 in
Ashtabula, to Oliver and Gretna (nee: Horton) Laughlin, he has been a lifelong
area resident. Dennis was an avid golfer, wine enthusiast and enjoyed
collecting antiques. He was a Management Consultant and had run several
companies. He spent many years working and developing relationships in the
HVACR Industry and served on the Board of Directors of AHRI. Dennis served on
the Board of Directors at Valtronic USA and The Orange Effect Foundation. He
was a member and past President of The Chardon Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife Joyce
(nee: Dini), whom he married December 28, 1973 in Bedford Hts., his children
Jennifer (Brian Rich) Laughlin of Mentor and John (Meghann) Laughlin of S.
Euclid and his grandchildren Colton, Miriam and Ian. He was preceded in death
by his parents and his brother, Patrick Laughlin.
The family will receive friends
from on 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 11 at the Burr Funeral Home, 116
South St. (on St. Rt. 44, 500’ south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) Chardon. Private
family interment will be at Union Cemetery, Rock Creek. The family suggests
donations to The Orange Effect Foundation, 10740 Amber Drive, Cleveland, 44111
or online at www.theorangeeffect.org. Contact: Francis Dietz.
We are looking
forward to seeing attendees in Miami next week for AHRI’s Annual
product section meetings are now available on AHRI’s mobile app via the
Document Center and Schedule modules, and on the respective Product Section pages of AHRI's
website. Please note the
new product section meeting structure, which is detailed here.
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experiencing difficulties accessing your agendas, contact Adam Carey.
Update will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. The next Update will be
distributed on November 30.
AHRI Board Chairman Chris Drew, as well as
representatives from the Alliance to Save Energy, Association of Home Appliance
Manufacturers, Consumer Technology Association, and Cree, Inc., testified on Tuesday, November 7,
before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy with respect to the
recently circulated ENERGY STAR reform discussion draft. Drew’s testimony
outlined AHRI’s concerns about moving the program from the Environmental
Protection Agency to the Department of Energy (DOE), the industry’s desire to
ensure adequate funding for the program regardless of where it is housed, and
AHRI’s concerns about the certification process being disrupted in the course
of shifting the program. A full copy of Mr. Drew’s testimony is available here. Video of the testimony is available here.
Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has granted AHRI’s request for
an extension of the comment period in reference to the draft proposed amendment to Rule 1111 concerning NOx emission levels from natural-gas fired furnaces. The new
deadline for comments is November 9. A public hearing is scheduled for February
2, 2018. Contact: Allison Edwards.
AHRI is pleased to welcome Refrimundo S.A to the Unitary Small
Air-Conditioner Equipment (includes Mix-Match Coils) (USAC) certification
program. Contact: Sunil
ASHRAE has announced the following calls for comments:
Public Review; deadline: December 3, 2017
To view details, refer to the recent issue of ASHRAE’s Standards Action. Access the
Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, &
Technology/Public Review Drafts web page, and following the instructions to access the
online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. All necessary membership forms are
available here. Contact: Ladan Bulookbashi.
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