September 12, 2019
Early registration for the upcoming AHRI Leadership will end September 26. Members are encouraged to register now, to take advantage of reduced registration fees. Join AHRI and the HVACR industry's business leaders for:
Day will be observed October 4, to introduce modern manufacturing careers to
students, parents, teachers, and community leaders across the nation. The
annual event, held on the first Friday of October, was created by the
Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International in 2012 and is heavily
supported by National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing
Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings
Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
AHRI encourages members to consider hosting an event that will help
attract the talent needed to address the industry’s skills shortage. An
estimated 275,000 people participated in over 3,000 Manufacturing Day events in
2018. Registration and updates, including access to resources, are available onMFGDay.com, and those interested
in sponsorship opportunities may email SponsorMFGDay@nam.org. Contact: Monica Cardenas.
pleased to welcome the following new members:
AHRI Connect is the primary
communications tool for AHRI members. Any members involved in AHRI committees,
working groups, or members who want to stay informed about AHRI’s activities
must log into Connect, and establish their product interests. Members
may login now and
set up a profile, including product interests. New working
groups are now announced exclusively via AHRI Connect, based on the product
interests indicated in members’ profiles.
Communities for AHRI’s standing committees will be
established on AHRI Connect over the next several weeks. This applies to all
standing committees, except for the Board of Directors, Rees Foundation,
and the Audit, Nominating, Budget and Investment, and Compensation Committees. Members
of affected committees will be notified about the new communities. Please
contact your committee executive assistant if you have any questions.
ensure you receive messages from Connect, ask your IT department to whitelist
the @connectedcommunity.org domain in email servers and add
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to approved
senders list. Contact: Monica Cardenas.
AHRI has published a webpage for the AHRI Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force (SRTTF) to provide information about all aspects of task force initiatives, including general updates, upcoming meetings, resources, and contacts. Led by Kevin O’Shea from Ballywick Consulting and AHRI Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Helen Walter-Terrinoni, the SRTTF aims to address every step of the supply chain to ensure a safe transition to A2L refrigerants.
The SRTTF is comprised of seven working groups, five of which meet regularly:
of the two additional working groups - Reclaim/Recovery/Discussion and Bulk
Storage/Manufacturing Facilities - will begin soon. Members and other
interested parties are encouraged to visit ahrinet.org/SafeRefrigerant for more
information. Technical experts interested in participating in the working
groups of the task force are particularly encouraged to contact AHRI Legal
Coordinator, Chris Bresee.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has scheduled a workgroup webinar on September 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (PT) (Event number: 922 347 101) to discuss proposed regulations for commercial and industrial fans and blowers as amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 1601-1609, the Appliance Efficiency Regulations. Prior to issuing the draft staff report, the CEC is seeking feedback on four topics:
A Fans Ad Hoc Committee meeting will be scheduled after this
presentation to discuss the webinar and plan for the issuance of the draft
staff report. Contact Laura
is pleased to welcome Kirloskar Chillers Private Ltd. to the Air-Cooled
Water-Chilling Packages (ACCL) certification program. Contact: Rupal Choksi.
ASHRAE has issued the following calls for comments:
Review/Deadline: October 6
Review/Deadline: October 21
To view details, refer to the recent
issue of ASHRAE’s Standards Action. Access the
Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, &
Technology/Public Review Drafts web
page, and following the instructions to access the online comment
database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. All
necessary membership forms are available here.