Targeted global advocacy efforts on policy, product standards, and certification.

Through its International Regulatory Information Services (IRIS), AHRI tracks both current and proposed regulatory and legislative changes in the international landscape, interaction with foreign trade associations on priority policy issues, participation in trade shows, and meetings with foreign senior government officials to promote its standards and certification programs.


International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations

Established in 1991, ICARHMA is a global organization comprised of 11 associations representing HVACR and water heating manufacturers in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific. AHRI maintains the Council Secretariat.

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World Trade Organization Notices 

Due to the global proliferation of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and their impact on AHRI member companies, AHRI provides a list of web links leading to regulatory resources, typically government websites responsible for industry regulations, and a listing of government notices for proposed new regulations or amendments to current regulations. The listing of notices, usually originating from a World Trade Organization (WTO) notification system, is country-specific, covering regulations such as MEPS, labeling requirements, test methods, enforcement, and more. 

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Refrigerant Policy and Regulatory Resources

Climate change and energy efficiency are two primary drivers for the constantly evolving regulatory landscape that affects AHRI members’ business operations around the world. In order to assist its members, AHRI provides background and updates on specific regulatory and legislative issues on the members-only section of this website.

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