Overflow Crowd at AHRI Public Policy Symposium
Mar 22, 2010
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More than 60 AHRI members joined staff from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) at the 2010 AHRI Public Policy Symposium held in Washington, D.C. last week.

Attendees heard from a variety of policy makers on issues affecting the HVACR and water heating industries.

During the opening session, political forecaster Amy Walter, editor in chief of The Hotline, addressed the audience about the political climate inside the Beltway and the forecast for the mid-term elections to be held in November.

Attendees also heard from Aleisha Khan, executive director of the Building Codes Assistance Project, and Karim Amrane, AHRI’s vice president of Regulatory & Research, on the future of building codes and how they will impact equipment.

Rounding out the afternoon, a panel that included Senate majority staff discussed the potential for energy legislation in 2010, as well as the prospects for tax incentives and rebates for the purchase of highly efficient equipment. AHRI Senior Vice President for Policy, David B. Calabrese, updated the group on pertinent issues that AHRI staff is working on in Washington.

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