January 23, 2020
Scholarship Foundation (Rees), a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of AHRI, last
year awarded $147,500 to 85 students, including twelve military veterans,
studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. The
Foundation supports workforce development by awarding scholarships to qualified
students enrolled in an HVACR program at an accredited school. Since Rees was
founded in 2003, more than $930,000 in scholarships have been awarded to over
500 deserving students and instructors. Support the Rees Scholarship Foundation and students like Charles at www.ReesScholarship.org. Contact: Sue
California Statewide CASE team has scheduled the second round of
utility-sponsored stakeholder meetings for March and April to present revised
proposals for updates to Title 24, California’s Building Energy Code. Meeting
materials will be released prior to each event through title24stakeholders.com, and all events begin at
8:30 a.m. PT.
Contact: Laura Petrillo-Groh.
host three seminars in California on the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations regarding hydrofluorocarbon
(HFC) refrigerants. These seminars will provide an opportunity for stakeholders
and interested parties to learn more about the upcoming refrigerant transition,
what it means for the use of next-generation refrigerants, and how stakeholders
can prepare. We aim to answer any questions participants may have about new
refrigerants and provide details on what is changing – and largely what is
staying the same – as these regulations go into effect.
your organization or someone you know is interested in attending one of these
free events, please email Chris Bresee (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot.
Contact: Chris Bresee.
AHRI is pleased
to welcome Prijai Heat Exchangers Pvt Ltd. to the Forced Circulation
Air-Cooling and Air-Heating Coils (ACHC) certification program. Contact: Rupal
Review/Deadline: March 2
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 follow the instructions to
access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. All
necessary membership forms are available here. Contact: Ladan Bulookbashi.
On January 22,
the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal
Register notice reducing the 15 percent tariffs on
List 4A products to 7.5 percent. The List 4A tariffs consist of a portion of
tariffs on $300 billion of goods imported from China, and was later separated
into two lists, 4A and 4B. The tariffs on List 4B were indefinitely suspended before their effective date of
December 15, 2019.
The List 4A
tariff reduction is part of the “Phase One” trade deal with China and will
become effective on February 14. AHRI staff reviewed List 4A and identified the
following AHRI member products:
Members are encouraged to review List 4A to ensure a complete
analysis. For a full list of the AHRI products and components affected by other
rounds of Section 301 tariffs, consult AHRI's Tariff
Tracker. Contact: Michael LaGiglia.