AHRI becomes accredited for standards development

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute announced this week that it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developing organization.
By Plant Engineering Staff April 11, 2008

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute announced this week that it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developing organization.
“ANSI accreditation adds value to our standards development process by confirming that our procedures meet ANSI’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president.
Many of AHRI’s standards outline technical procedures for uniformly measuring the performance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment. Through the use of these standards and voluntary participation in the industry’s performance certification programs, consumers can be ensured manufacturers’ performance claims are verified and rated uniformly to enable fair comparisons.