AHRI to develop standards for Canada

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The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) announced that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada. The accreditation became effective December 17, 2013.

“The accreditation of AHRI as a standards development organization (SDO) in Canada demonstrates SCC’s continued efforts to ensure more standardization solutions are available for use by government, industry, and consumer groups,” said SCC’s Chief Executive Officer, John Walter.

AHRI has met SCC’s rigorous program requirements for the accreditation of SDOs. Since 2009, AHRI has been accredited by SCC in product, process, and service certification in the subject areas of performance ratings and energy efficiency. In addition to its headquarters in Arlington, Va., the organization also has offices located in Toronto, Ontario.

“The accreditation of AHRI as a Canadian SDO fulfills a long-sought goal of our organization and its 300+ member manufacturers, many of whom provide products and equipment to Canadian customers,” said AHRI President & Chief Executive Officer Stephen Yurek. “It also helps fulfill our ultimate goal of complete standards and certification harmonization throughout North America.”

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