AHRI actively monitors regulatory and legislative policy in Canada to better serve member companies that are based in Canada and/or ship products there. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada acts as a close partner to AHRI, and we participate in the standards writing process to achieve better harmonization between countries.
The following AHRI certification programs are covered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) regulations: RBLR, RFRN, RWH, USAC, USHP, ACCL, ERV, ACIM, CWH, PTAC, PTHP, SPVU, ULE, WCCL.
AHRI and HRAI regularly work with key stakeholders in Canada, including NRCan, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and CSA Group, to ensure harmonization and regulatory compliance between the United States and Canada.
AHRI is accredited by the SCC to develop National Standards Canada (NSC) and as a Certification Body to ISO Guide 17065. SCC accreditation of AHRI’s certification programs allow AHRI-certified equipment to comply with Canadian efficiency regulations without additional testing. AHRI also provides required regulatory reporting on behalf of members and certification program participants. The AHRI standards process includes development and review by Canadian and U.S. stakeholders. AHRI is audited annually by SCC to ensure continued compliance with its requirements and conformity with related referenced documents.