HVAC Associations and Organizations
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
Members of this trade association manufacture more than 90 percent of the air conditioning and refrigeration equipment installed in the United States. The association is responsible for promoting and maintaining standards of quality for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and is recognized as an advocate for issues affecting the industry, both in the US and abroad.
Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors’ Association
This organization comprises more then 4000 member HVAC contractors who are involved in various installation, repair and maintenance aspects of the industry. They take up education of contractors, offer the opportunity to network with peers and provide apprenticeships. Members can avail of hefty discounts on their programs and services.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
Known simply as ASHRAE, this association consists of more than 50,000 HVAC professional who offer a plethora of resources relating to education and research in the industry.
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
The AHAM consists of manufacturers of major and portable home appliances including refrigeration and air conditioning equipment manufacturers. To become a member, you need to have a market presence in the United States.
American National Standards Institute
The ANSI is dedicated to the creation and promotion of guidelines for quality across a spectrum o businesses and industries. It is also involved in the accreditation of such internationally recognized quality control programs as the ISO 9000 brand.
The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
Membership of the HRAI includes manufacturers, wholesalers and Contractors in Canada who constantly update with the latest news and changes in policy affecting the industry.
National Association of Manufacturers
NAM is a key organization comprising manufacturers across a range of isnustreis and invested in maintaining favorable and pro business American policies. The iste has a number of resources for entrepreneurs.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Originally begun as an association of electrical and electronics engineer, the scope of IEEE has grown to include a range of fields and is a comprehensive source for technical information and resources on the Web.
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
IIAR is dedicated to the promotion of ammonia and other natural materials for refrigeration in industrial and commercial applications. Members are offered use of the site’s publications and resources and enjoy special discounts on seminars and workshops conducted by IIAR.