Public Sector Research
AHRI’s research arm AHRTI is a not-for-profit organization established to undertake scientific research in the public interest. AHRTI’s mission is to foster applied research on technologies to improve products, systems, and controls that benefit the general public in the areas of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVACR), and Water Heating.
AHRTI research is pre-competitive and provides HVACR and water heating manufacturers with the scientific knowledge needed to develop the next generation of energy efficient, environmentally friendly HVACR and water heating equipment. AHRTI has more than thirty years of experience in successfully organizing and managing major collaborative research programs and is uniquely suited for efficient dissemination of technical information to U.S. HVACR and water heating industry.
The AHRTI Research Program is funded by contributions from:
- Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Research Institute (AHRI)
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- The United States Department of Energy (DOE)
- AHRTI Implementing Low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) and Energy Efficient Refrigerant Technologies
- AHRTI Flammable Refrigerants Research Initiative
- 21CR Program Description (1999-2005)
- MCLR Program Description (1991-2001)
- Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP)
Research project reports for all AHRI public sector research programs are available to the public.