June 10, 2021
The 2022 AHRI Spring
Meeting begins next Monday, and we look forward to seeing you in
person! Please plan to join the Welcome Reception sponsored by Intertek on
Monday, May 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Congressional Ballroom, and
the Joint AHRI/ PHCC Advocacy Reception on Tuesday, May 24, also from 6:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. in the Congressional Ballroom. The event program is available here.
If you have questions or need
assistance, AHRI is here to help! The registration desk will be available
during the following dates and times:
Don’t forget to download the AHRI Mobile
App. The 2022 Spring Meeting event app allows users to personalize
their schedule, learn more about speakers, download agendas, and quickly access
details about the hotel and the surrounding area. It is available on any
portable device. This tutorial highlights all
of the app's features, including instructions on how to download it.
Member services kiosks will be
available onsite, with staff available to help members update their roster and
use AHRI Connect and certification analytics tools. The kiosks will be open on
Tuesday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 25, from 9:00
a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ask our regulatory experts any of your
questions on an array of topics! They will be available in the Michigan Room on
Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. View the schedule below:
more event information here
and view the agenda-at-a-glance.
Contact: Lauren Miller.
It’s time to make your plans to attend the 2022
AHRI State Summit, to be held June 7 and 8 at the Kimpton Sawyer in Sacramento,
California. Don’t miss this two-day event which puts you directly in touch with
key California policymakers and is your chance to discuss the issues that
Commissioner Andrew McAllister, currently serving his third
term on the California Energy Commission (CEC), will be the featured lunch
keynote speaker on June 7. The full agenda covers
a range of topics, from decarbonization to NOx rules, the treatment of plastics
and packaging, the various business and tax-related proposals in California,
Commissioner McAllister leads the policy area of energy
efficiency, including building energy efficiency standards, appliance
efficiency, and load management and flexibility. More broadly, he is focused on
enabling modern, data-rich analytical tools to support strong clean energy
policy development and program implementation. Commissioner McAllister has been
involved with energy deployment and policy since the early 1990s, working
around the world to deploy clean, cost-effective energy solutions with counterparts
ranging from tiny remote communities to the largest of utilities. He
administered two of California’s signature renewable energy programs, developed
and operated energy efficiency programs for utilities, and conducted a broad
range of policy-related research for California and the federal government. Register here.
Contact: Lauren Miller.
has issued the following call for comments:
Public Review/Deadline: May
Public Review/Deadline: June
Public Review/Deadline: June 26
Please see more information
regarding these standards here. To
submit comments, email this form to AHRI_Standards@ahrinet.org. Contact: Karl Best.
The Air Handling
and Distribution Standards Technical Committee (STC) has been created to bring
multiple product group standards under the scope of one committee with the
possibility of working groups being assigned to specific standards. The
list of standards includes the following:
New STC members are currently being recruited. If you have an
interest in joining the STC or a working group for a specific standard, please
contact Sarp Hamamcioglu for more details. Contact: Sarp
On May 9, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that
the United States will suspend for one year the 25 percent tariffs on steel
imports from Ukraine. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Ukrainian steel comprises
a mere 0.5 percent of total U.S. metal imports. The announcement states that,
“creating export opportunities for these mills is essential to their ability to
continue employing their workers and maintaining one of Ukraine’s most
important industries.” More information on the Bureau of Industry and
Security’s actions against Russia and Belarus can be found here. Contact: Michael
On May 10, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published a notice in
the Federal Register announcing its investigation into the past economic
impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries. The study will focus
on U.S. trade, production, and prices in the industries mostly affected by
active Section 232 and 301 tariffs. The ITC will host a hearing on July 21, and
written comments are due by August 24. The final report will be published on
March 15, 2023.
On May 10, AHRI joined the
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and more than 130 other
associations from various industries in sending a letter to House of Representatives
and Senate leaders supporting provisions in the Senate-passed COMPETES Act
supply chain subtitle, including the Manufacturing Security and Resilience
Program. The letter states that U.S. workers, consumers, and the economy depend
on a robust supply chain bolstered by American manufacturers.
The letter was sent before a
House-Senate Conference Committee convened to address the differences in the
House-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and
the Senate-passed COMPETES Act.
AHRI members who wish to send
a letter to their representative and senators supporting robust supply chain
policies may do so through AHRI’s Call-to-Action Center, which helps make our voices heard on Capitol Hill. Contact: Michael
On May 11, the Bureau of
Industry and Security (BIS) published a Federal Register notice announcing
the expansion of sanctions on exports to Russia in response to its February invasion
of Ukraine. With this notice, BIS aims to align with the European Union’s trade
controls with Russia by adding 205 harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) codes. The
products added include AHRI member equipment, such as boilers, heat exchangers,
refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and thermostats. The BIS imposes
a license requirement for all exports, reexports, and in-country transfers to
or within Russia for items described under the HTS codes listed in the notice.
The White House provides high-level guidance on the export controls and
sanctions in this fact sheet.
AHRI staff reviewed the list
of restricted products and identified various member products here, but
recommends that members review the HTS code list contained in the notice for a
comprehensive assessment. Contact: Michael LaGiglia.
AHRI is set to participate in the upcoming HVAC-R
Egypt Expo, to be held in Cairo, May 23-25. We encourage you to attend and
invite you to meet with our MENA team at the AHRI Stand G6.
We welcome current and prospective AHRI members and certification program participants,
and HVACR consultants, developers, government agents, and regulators, to
discuss our turnkey
solutions for today’s regulatory and environmental challenges.