The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) signed a mutual cooperation agreement intended to help each association promote common policy positions and statements, communicate positions to their governments and code bodies, and avoid, when practical, conflicting policy positions.
The agreement was signed during the CMX- CIPHEX show in Toronto on March 22 by CIPH President Ralph Suppa and AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek.
“This agreement extends our cooperation with our Canadian counterparts on issues of mutual concern,” said Yurek. “We already have an agreement in place with the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and through this agreement, we can cover more areas of concern and ensure that we have access to extensive information in Canada, while providing the same type of American information to CIPH,” he added.
"The agreement will strengthen cooperation and assistance in providing common services to our respective members, specifically in responding where possible to legislative, regulatory, code proposals, and policy development," said Suppa. "CIPH and AHRI will focus on issues relating to environmental, building, and product standards concerning domestic water heaters and boilers."
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