AHRI 2019 Spring Meeting

Join AHRI staff and your industry colleagues at the 2019 AHRI Spring Meeting, our first membership-wide event under AHRI’s new Reinvent structure that was approved by the Board of Directors in November 2018.

This event will feature the first meetings of the all-new Industry Sector Leadership Councils, as well as important policy updates for members. Several certification, regulatory, and technical working groups also will meet to discuss sector- and product-specific issues, and we will also include the familiar Need-to-Know session, exciting keynote speakers, and standing committee meetings. The AHRI staff are excited to begin implementing the new structure, and we need your help and expertise to ensure its success. Please plan to join us in Baltimore!

The events listed below are open to all AHRI members unless otherwise noted.

Program Highlights
Sector Council Meetings

Industry Sector Leadership Council Meetings (Heating, Applied, Unitary, and Refrigeration)

These sessions are open only to elected leadership council members.

General Sessions

Need to Know Session

AHRI Connect Preview (Tuesday Lunch) — Preview the new private online community for AHRI members that will keep you abreast of critical news updates in real time. Staff will host a demo on to show how it will support the Reinvent initiative by allowing members to:

  • Freely join committees throughout AHRI's vast network of working groups, including discussions on regulatory issues, technical standards work, legislative items, and more;
  • Collaborate on standards in the workspace, which allows for editing documents in real time with colleagues across the globe for faster accreditation and publication of those standards; and
  • Create a repository of documentation that all can reach at a moment's notice.

Heating Regulatory Update — Hot Topics for the Heating Sector
An overview of all relevant open regulatory items for the Heating Sector.

Cooling Regulatory Update — Staying Cool in a Regulated World
An overview of all relevant open regulatory items for Unitary, Applied and Refrigeration Sectors.

State Playbook: HFC Regulations
A panel discussion on HFC regulations across the states.

Working Group Meetings

Contact staff lead for more information prior to registering for any working group session.

Applied Systems and Mapped Rating WG
This group will meet to create ASHRAE 205P appendices; certify mapped ratings; and develop enhanced part-load metrics. Justin Prosser.

FVIR Proposal WG
This group will continue the discussion on added FVIR and LDO coverage to ANSI Z21.10.3/CSA 4.3. David Noyes.

Compressors Task Group
This group will define compressor strategy for the Applied, Refrigeration, and Unitary Sectors and manage future task groups (currently Compressor EC and AHRI 1520P WG). Justin Prosser.

Variable Refrigerant Flow WG
This group will discuss the status and publishing timeline of various AHRI standards, including the global VRF standard. Shawn Andrews.

Furnace AFUE2 WG
This group will review test procedure status and technical changes, and continue technical discussions on AFUE2, including the status of the Department of Energy’s response to the test procedure petition, the AFUE2 testing plan, and the energy conservation standard crosswalk. Caroline Henley.

Air Conditioning & Heat Transfer WG
This group will discuss upcoming changes to AHRI Standard 430, and AHRI Standard 440, along with the respective updates to the AHU and RFC Operations Manuals. It will also discuss ongoing anticipated changes to AHRI Standard 410 and AHRI Standard 1350. Jennifer Kane.

WHTC Lab Evaluation Subcommittee WG
This group will discuss topics related to water heater testing at AHRI’s third-party laboratories David Noyes.

Humidifiers WG
This group will discuss ongoing activities related to expanding the audience and offering educational credits for humidification presentations and creating an accredited course for technicians in conjunction with NATE. The group will also begin the revision of AHRI Standards 610 and 620. Jennifer Kane.

Hydronics Institute Technical WG
This group will develop testing standards and discuss technical issues related to hydronic heating appliances, radiation equipment and system components. Tae Kwon.

Liquid Chillers Technical WG
This group will define liquid chiller strategy in the Applied Sector and manage future task groups (currently Air and Water Cooled Chiller Compliance Committees, Liquid Chiller Engineering Committee and Liquid Chiller Lab Sub-Committee, Global Regional Standards Sub-Committee, and AHRI 560 Working Group). Justin Prosser.

ERV Software Implementation WG
This group will discuss the transition from point-type certification program to a software certification program. Rupal Choksi and Nicole Lantonio.

Datacom WG
This group will discuss the status of ASHRAE 90.1 proposed minimum efficiencies, and the strategic plan. Shawn Andrews.

End to End Supply Chain - Safe Use of A2L & A3 for AC & CR WG
This group will address enabling safe use of flammable refrigerants throughout the supply. This WG is open to additional participation. Helen Walter-Terrioni.

Cold Chain Regulations WG
Refrigeration Sector members will meet to complete updates to ongoing cold chain regulation topics. Lauren MacGowens.

Liquid Chillers Global Regulatory WG
Applied Sector members will address open action items for relevant regulations and rulemakings. Laura Petrillo-Groh.

Water Heating Regulatory Policy Committee
Heating Sector members will address open action items for relevant regulations and rulemakings. Caroline Davidson-Hood.

Unitary Regulatory WG
Unitary Sector members will address open action items for relevant regulations and rulemakings. Laura Petrillo-Groh.

Joint VAV and FPCWT Technical Working Group
This group will review AHRI Standards 860, 880 and 885. AHRI Standard 885 is currently being revised by the AHRI 885 Working Group. The Fan-powered Chilled Water Terminal Engineering Committee is working to publish AHRI Standard 860. The working group will also consider taking on any work by the VAV Modeling Sub-committee. Kezhen Shen.


Monday Networking Reception

Tuesday Networking Reception

Staff-led Morning Run/Walks

Standing Committee Meetings

Strategic Planning Committee

International Committee

State Government Affairs

Budget and Investment Committee

Government Affairs Committee

Public Affairs Committee

Government Relations Group

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, Md.

Monday, May 6, 2019 — Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Registration Fee:
$350 through April 15, 2019
$400 after April 15, 2019

Thank you to our meeting sponsors