The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 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 AHRI President Stephen Yurek. "In order to maintain accreditation, AHRI is required to consistently adhere to a rigorous set of requirements and procedures."
Many of AHRI's standards outline technical procedures for uniformly measuring the performance of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and commercial refrigeration (HVACR) equipment. Through the use of these standards and voluntary participation in the industry's performance certification programs, consumers can be assured manufacturers' performance claims are verified and rated uniformly to enable fair comparisons.
"The rigor of ANSI accreditation makes it widely recognized as a valid measurement of a standards program's credibility and competency by federal and state governments and governments outside the United States," said Yurek. "It also enhances the integrity of AHRI's industry certification programs, and improves consumer confidence in the performance of heating, cooling, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components both domestically and abroad."