We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, D.C., for the 2022 AHRI Spring Meeting – our first membership-wide, in-person meeting since 2019. You won’t want to miss this event, featuring meetings of the Industry Sector Leadership Councils as well as general sessions highlighting important policy, regulatory, global, and technical topics. Several certification, regulatory, and technical working groups also will meet to discuss sector- and product-specific issues. See registration information and major event highlights below.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

 

Monday, May 23

 

Sector Leadership Council Meetings

Each sector leadership council (Applied, Heating, Refrigeration, Unitary) will look ahead to 2023 and beyond to identify the pressing issues that the industry must address to prepare for the future. The diversity of these groups, which include manufacturers of products and components from similar or related technologies, allows for a collaborative strategy discussion on the common and cross-cutting issues impacting each sector.

Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join AHRI staff and fellow meeting attendees as we kick off the 2022 Spring Meeting at our Welcome Reception. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to network and connect with your industry peers.

 

Tuesday, May 24

 

Breakfast and AHRI Need-to-Know Session

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

In this popular session, you will learn about the many benefits of your company’s membership in AHRI; meet AHRI staff so that you can put faces with names; and hear the latest updates on the federal, state, and global issues facing our industry, including how your association will respond to those issues over the coming months.

General Session: Breaking Down the 2022 Mid-Term Elections

8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

On November 8, will Republicans take control of the House? And the Senate? How will the President’s approval ratings impact Congressional races? What issues will matter most to voters? Where are the battlegrounds? Who will show up at the polls? Were the off-year Republican successes in Virginia and New Jersey a harbinger of things to come, or not? Will recent redistricting help the GOP or the Democrats or neither? To answer these questions, we’ll welcome our keynote speaker, Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher of Inside Elections and an election analyst for CQ Roll Call. Nathan’s address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Scott Segal of Bracewell, Matt Moon of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and a staff member from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. A Q&A session will follow.

 

Nathan Gonzales

Scott Segal

Matt Moon

General Session: Energy Efficiency Standards: The Current State of Play

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is striving to update more than 60 overdue energy efficiency standards, in addition to the currently required rulemakings. Join us for a conversation with DOE staff, energy efficiency advocates, and other stakeholders to discuss priorities and opportunities to work together to accomplish this effort in a way that allows for orderly transitions to meet new standards. Invited: Ashley Armstrong of DOE and Hope McCallister of the Alliance to Save Energy.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Spring Meeting is always packed with high-value sessions to help members navigate the industry and plan for the future. This is your chance to recharge for a full afternoon of meetings. Enjoy this brief respite and delicious lunch while hearing from keynote speaker Ginny Clarke, Holistic Leadership Strategist and Former Director of Executive Recruiting at Google.

Ginny Clarke

General Session: Zoom In! Decarbonization Technical Barriers and Opportunities

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

AHRI members have committed considerable resources to reduce the carbon footprint of the products and equipment they produce. However, greenhouse gas reductions in the built environment are complex and interwoven. Please join us for a conversation with key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss creative and practical solutions to minimizing the carbon footprint of AHRI member products while maintaining access to affordable, reliable, life-saving heating, cooling, and water heating.

General Session: Transformation Towards a More Sustainable Global Built Environment

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

With the global built environment industry transitioning to a more sustainable energy and environmental posture, policymakers the world over are calling on industry to improve building energy efficiency and performance. This session will examine some of the drivers of the transformation and the industry’s response, with input from a panel of industry professionals.

Gunther Berthold
Chief Technical Advisor
Beckett Thermal Solutions

Drake Erbe
Vice President Market Development
Airxchange, Inc.

Kent Peterson
President and COO
P2S, Inc.

Michael Tillou
Senior Building Energy
Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Lab

Joint AHRI/PHCC Advocacy Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For the first time, AHRI will be partnering with the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) in a joint reception to amplify the voice of our industry in Washington. Members of Congress and congressional staff will participate in this event, which is not to be missed!

 

Wednesday, May 25

 

Breakout Session – Government Relations Group: The Breakdown vs. The Bottom Line

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join Bracewell LLP's Policy Resolution Group (PRG) for a fierce but friendly faceoff between two top policy advocates on the first year of the Biden Administration and 2022 midterm elections predictions. PRG Partner and Co-Head Scott Segal will moderate this matchup between the group's senior principal Yasmin Nelson (former Senior Policy Advisor to then-Senator Kamala Harris), and principal Liam Donovan (former Republican strategist).

Yasmin and Liam are authors of the regular PRG newsletters for Washington insiders, “The Breakdown” and “The Bottom Line,” respectively. They will cover a range of topics, including energy and environment, finance, tax, trade, and technology, and take questions from the audience.

Liam Donovan

Yasmin Nelson

Scott Segal

Breakout Session: Zoom Out! Decarbonization Involves the Whole Building

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a broad look at decarbonization beyond specific equipment, as we consider buildings holistically. We will evaluate design choices across the entire building, as well as the importance of building operations. Attendees of this session will gain insight into industry trends and their implications for buildings, the greening of the grid, regulation, and what is practical over the next 15 years.

General Session: Certification Data Analytics

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Join AHRI’s own Vice President of Certification Bill Tritsis and Director of HVAC Engineering and Certification Analytics Wongyu Choi for a presentation on the analytics services available to members and certification program participants, including a demonstration of the variety of AHRI apps designed to help navigate testing and ratings. Learn about the benefits of these analytics services, including accuracy, efficiency, and predictive analysis. Security and data integrity are an integral part of this service and will be discussed in detail. During this session, you will be encouraged to ask questions and share your experiences and feedback on these innovative new services.

 

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OTHER FEATURES

 

As it is a unique forum for bringing members together, a selection of committees and working groups with urgent deadlines will meet during the Spring Meeting. Members of these groups will be notified separately.

 

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 


SPONSORSHIPS

 

Thank you to our sponsors. 

 

PLATINUM LEVEL

        Intertek

        Monday Welcome Reception

        UL LLC

        Monday-Wednesday Meeting
        Space Wi-Fi

 

GOLD LEVEL

 

       CSA Group

        Tuesday Lunch &
        Keynote Speaker

 

MOBILE APP

 

        ASHRAE Journal

        

        

 

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