July 9, 2020
Bahnfleth, Penn State professor of architectural engineering, past ASHRAE President,
and current Chairman of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, will address AHRI
members during the AHRI COVID-19 Working Group call at 1:00pm EDT on July 16.
Bahnfleth has been a key figure in educating policy makers and the media about
the role of air conditioning and ventilation in preventing the spread of
pathogens and, specifically this year, of the novel coronavirus. Bahnfleth’s
talk -- Air Conditioning and Infection Risk: Knowns, Unknowns, and Suspicions
-- will address ways building owners, homeowners, and others can use their HVAC
systems to help ensure health and safety in this unusual time. AHRI members who
have not joined the COVID-19 Working Group are invited to do so by logging into AHRI Connect and
navigating to the group under the Communities tab/New Communities Recruiting
AHRI Members Only. Contact: Alison Maginot.
recognizes outstanding individuals for contributions that advance the HVACR and
water heating industry. Members are
invited to nominate candidates for one of three AHRI awards – the Richard C.
Schulze Award, the AHRI Public Service Award, and the AHRI Distinguished
Service Award -- which will be presented at a date to be determined. AHRI’s
Nominating Committee will review nominations and select award recipients.
Please complete this Nomination Form and email it back (instructions on bottom)
on or before July 10. View past winners
of the Schulze Award and the Distinguished Service Award. Contact: Francis
The following AHRI standards committees are seeking
additional members to participate in standards oversight, review, and approval
Standards Policy Committee (SPC) is a standing committee of the AHRI Board. It
is responsible for oversight of the AHRI standards activity and sets the
policies and procedures for developing AHRI standards. Meetings are held
quarterly. Membership in this committee is approved by the AHRI Board Chairman.
Cooling and Heating Standards Subcommittee members offer expertise either in
cooling or heating products, and are delegated to approve standards activity
for their assigned products. Members review each AHRI standard for technical
and editorial accuracy. The
subcommittees meet four times per year (three web conferences, one in-person).
Volunteers must be employees of AHRI member companies with
experience in reading and writing standards and should have previously
participated in AHRI standards activities. Interested candidates must provide
their name, employer, and a brief list of their qualifications by July 17 to Karl Best for the SPC and to Justin Sikorski for the Cooling or
Heating Subcommittees. Contact: Karl Best.
On July 1, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a proposal to establish procedures for the issuance of DOE guidance documents in accordance with Executive Order (EO)13891, which requires agencies to establish procedures to allow the public to comment on significant guidance documents and to petition the agency to withdraw or modify guidance documents. DOE already complies with the EO directive for guidance documents to be located on a searchable online database, located here.
Comments,identified by RIN 1990–AA50, must be submitted by July 31 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov or one of the other methods identified in the publication. AHRI members and staff will discuss and develop comments during scheduled regulatory committee meetings. Contact: Laura Petrillo-Groh.