Advocacy

One Industry. One Voice.

The industry today is in the center of some of the most complex and challenging public policy debates on energy and the environment. Issues relating to energy efficiency and climate change dominate the political agenda, both in the United States and abroad. Resolution of these issues will define the industry’s global future.

1.2 Million

employed individual in industry

10.1 Billion

in labor compensation

44.6 Billion

total industry output

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While working to advance a positive legislative and regulatory agenda for our member companies, AHRI is promoting the industry’s technological innovation, environmental stewardship, and economic contribution to society.

Conducting outreach to officials and their staff at all levels of government, the AHRI Government and Regulatory Affairs team helps educate policy makers on the issues of importance for the HVACR and water heating industry.

Whether the issue is energy efficiency, climate change, residential or commercial tax incentives, or another important issue of the day; providing elected officials pertinent information to make informed and effective decisions helps them to craft energy, manufacturing, and environmental policies that will benefit consumers and the industry alike.

Federal Advocacy

AHRI conducts outreach to U.S. Representatives, Senators, and their respective staff at federal and state levels, and helps educate policy makers on critical issues.

State Advocacy

The Government and Regulatory Affairs staff at AHRI works year-round to engage on a multitude of state legislative topics, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, air quality and greenhouse gases, warranty changes, and building codes updates.

Regulatory

AHRI’s regulatory activities support the core functions of the association. Staff monitors and contributes to rulemakings in the U.S. and abroad, from federal and state agency mandates to local building codes, to ensure that industry priorities are considered in the regulatory process.

ICARHMA

ICARHMA is a global membership organization comprised of eleven national and regional trade associations from virtually every continent that represent almost $100 billion of the global market.

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