June 10, 2021
On June 30, AHRI members and certification program
participants will receive an official email request to complete the 2022 Annual
Sales Volume Report for the July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 period. AHRI will send a link to complete the report within
our secure, electronic reporting website from firstname.lastname@example.org so
that we may calculate 2023 membership dues and certification licensing fees.
The communication will only be sent to individuals assigned the
following contact roles: O-Rep, Dues Billing Rep, Cert Contact, Cert Billing
Contact, and SV-Rep. The deadline to complete the report is July 31.
annually recognizes outstanding individuals for contributions that advance our
association and the wider industry. Consider nominating one of your industry
colleagues for one of three AHRI awards – the Richard C. Schulze Award, the
AHRI Public Service Award, and the AHRI Distinguished Service Award. The Public
Service Award is reserved for those not employed by our member companies but
who have been particularly helpful to our industry and/or our association.
Candidates for AHRI’s Distinguished Service Awards are typically given to those
who have provided years and even decades of service to our industry and are
either about to retire or have recently retired.
Please complete this nomination form and email it back
(instructions on bottom) on or before July 15. Here are links to past
winners of the Schulze Award and the Distinguished
Service Award. Contact: Francis Dietz.
On June 16, leaders of member companies of AHRI and the Alliance for Responsible
Atmospheric Policy issued a letter to the leadership of
the United States Senate urging expeditious action to ratify the Kigali
Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The Amendment, approved in May by
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is currently awaiting floor action. The
Kigali Amendment provides for a global phasedown of
hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, an action AHRI has sought for more than a
letter informed Senate Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) that ratification “will secure a position of strength for American
companies in a highly competitive global market for next-generation refrigerant
technologies by creating new U.S. manufacturing jobs and stimulating further
investment in the U.S. economy.” It noted that “failure to ratify would
close these markets to U.S. manufacturers after 2023 because the Montreal
Protocol prohibits trade with countries not party to [it] or its amendments.”
AHRI has reaffirmed AHRI Standard 580-2014 (R2022)
(SI), Non-Condensable Gas Purge Equipment for Use with Low-Pressure
Centrifugal Liquid Chillers. See the standard here.
Contact: Jaime Yeh.
AHRI’s Hydronic Systems Standards Technical Committee
(STC) is accepting volunteers for a project to revise AHRI Standard 1500 (SI), Performance
Rating of Commercial Space Heating Boilers. When complete, the standard
will be proposed to become an American National Standard. Contact: Panos Fykas.
AHRI’s Waterside and Refrigeration Standards Technical
Committee is accepting volunteers for a project to revise AHRI Standard 270 (SI/I-P),
Sound Rating of Outdoor Unitary Equipment. Contact: Nabil Shahin.
AHRI is pleased to welcome the
following certification program participants:
has issued the following call for comments:
Public Review/Deadline: June 26
Public Review/Deadline: July 7
Public Review/Deadline: July
Please see more information
regarding these standards here. To
submit comments, email this form to AHRI_Standards@ahrinet.org. Contact: Karl Best.
The Direct Expansion Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DX-DOAS)
Certification Task Force will soon launch the DX-DOAS Certification Program and
meet in July to discuss a plan, accept applications, and conduct qualification
testing. Details will be announced when the plan is finalized. Contact: Benjamin Heyser.
AHRI MENA Technical Director
AHRI’s Middle East and North
Africa (MENA) team participated in The Client Consultant Contractor
Conference on June 13 in Dubai, UAE, to present the latest developments on variable
refrigerant flow systems (VRF) and chillers' regional and international performance
standards. The presentation took place during the session, “The Great
Debate: Comparing the Merits of CHW and VRF Systems,” in which debates were
held between chiller and VRF manufacturers and consultants.