AHRI actively participates in targeted global efforts regarding policy, product standards, and certification.

These efforts include tracking both current and proposed regulatory/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 AHRI standards and certification programs.

What We Track and How

    Due to the global proliferation of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and the impact of those MEPS on AHRI member companies, AHRI created a service to provide business intelligence to AHRI members. Through IRIS, a members-only service, 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, typically originating from a WTO notification system, is country-specific, covering regulations such as minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), labeling requirements, test methods, enforcement, etc. AHRI’s IRIS is available here.

    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 our members, AHRI provides background and updates on specific regulatory and legislative issues. Members may access this information by visiting the members-only portion of the website.

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    International Events

    Please see our global events calendar here.

    Please email AHRI Staff below to request the addition of events or shows.


    Michael LaGiglia, Director, International Affairs
    [email protected]   |   +1 703-600-0326