July 17, 2019
Contact: Francis Dietz
Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today offered its support for the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, introduced today by Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
"This bill would implement several energy efficiency measures across the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors," said AHRI Vice President of Government Relations Samantha Slater. "Initiatives outlined in the legislation would enable our member companies to leverage private capital, provide long-term market certainty, spur economic growth, and create jobs."
In its letter of support, AHRI noted that energy efficiency measures are the quickest, cheapest, and cleanest way to tackle growing energy demand. Energy efficiency offers real solutions to deal with the short- and long-term economic and environmental problems associated with rising energy use while saving money, lessening dependence on imported energy sources, reducing pollution, and improving our nation's global competitiveness.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.