July 12, 2018
On November 11-13, AHRI will host a brand new event,
offering critical, strategic industry and association information in an
interactive setting. In addition to three sessions on technology and
disruption, sustainability, and advocacy, we will break into product sector
groups to look ahead to 2019 and beyond to identify the certification,
regulatory, standards, codes, and legislative issues that each industry sector
must address to be prepared for the future. This is the best opportunity AHRI
has ever offered for industry leaders to gather to learn about, discuss, and
develop industry strategies. It will feature dynamic speakers,
stronger peer interaction opportunities, and leadership presentations to
further AHRI's and member companies' goals. Join us at the JW Marriott Starr
Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Registration information is available here. Contact: Kelsey Clark.
On Tuesday, July 17, AHRI certification engineers
Jennifer Kane and Shawn Andrews will host a webcast, produced by Facility
Maintenance Decisions, entitled AHRI
Certified Products for Verified Performance. The webcast will review the
rigorous qualification and testing process required of all certification
program participants, and will highlight the improvements to the new Directory
of Certified Product Performance. The event will take place at 11 a.m. EDT. Register here. Contact: Monica Cardenas.
is pleased to welcome the following companies to its certification program:
announced the following calls for comments:
30-day Public Review/Deadline: August
To view details, refer to the recent
ASHRAE’s Standards Action. Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s
Standards, Research, & Technology/Public Review Drafts web
and following the instructions to access the online comment database. To obtain
a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. Contact: Ladan Bulookbashi.
On July 10, AHRI International Affairs staff met at the Department of Commerce (DOC) with Olga Ford, the new Standards Attaché to Saudi Arabia, and Michael Boyles, Manager, Emerging Issues, both from the DOC’s International Trade Administration (ITA). The ITA promotes international trade and investment on behalf of the United States. AHRI has been positively involved with the ITA and the Standards Attaché program for many years and is pleased to see an additional attaché based in Saudi Arabia to represent U.S. industry throughout the Middle East.
meeting provided an opportunity for AHRI to build new relationships and enhance
communication between staff and government officials, and to provide background
on AHRI’s industry and positions. The meeting was also a platform to discuss
AHRI’s involvement in standardization efforts in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi
commercial air conditioning regulations (Energy Efficiency Standard- SASO
2874:2016) and the new SASO Standard 2884, energy efficiency MEPS for water
heaters. Staff also shared AHRI’s current activities in the Middle East and
discussed AHRI’s International Regulatory Information Service (IRIS). Michael
LaGiglia, Senior Manager of International Affairs, and Jim Walters, Vice
President of International Affairs, attended the meeting on behalf of AHRI. Contact:Jim Walters.
the details of new tariffs change regularly, AHRI has developed a members-only tariff tracker web page
to help them navigate the complicated network of tariffs that affect business
operations on many levels. It summarizes the tariff actions that the United
States and major U.S. trading partners have taken in relation to the U.S.
Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum and the U.S. Section 301 tariffs on
Chinese imports. The tariff tracker includes background on the Section 232 and
Section 301 tariffs, a timeline of AHRI’s advocacy efforts, and a
country-by-country accounting of which tariffs affect AHRI member products.
AHRI will continue to monitor tariff developments and publish International
Affairs Alerts as soon as issues arise. Contact: Michael LaGiglia.
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