OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce 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, Virginia, 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 & CEO Stephen Yurek. "It also helps fulfill our ultimate goal of complete standards and certification harmonization throughout North America."
SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards. SCC also coordinates Canadian participation in standards development, and identifies strategies to advance Canadian standardization efforts. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to approximately 500 customers, including various product certifiers and testing laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For additional information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca, or send inquiries to [email protected].
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for - and certifies the performance of - many of these products. AHRI's 312 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.
SOURCE: Standards Council of Canada
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