The HVACR Industry Alliance was formed to act as the unified voice of the North American heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industry, while bringing the industry’s top organizations together.
Ten years ago, the HVACR Industry Alliance was formed to act as the “unified voice of the North American heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industry.” That mantra rings true today as the organization now consists of 11 trade organizations representing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and more.
“Our mission is to have an open and frank discussion within the HVACR industry association community on matters of importance and seek consensus positions whenever possible,” said Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO, ACCA, and HVACR Industry Alliance chairman. “At times, we are in 100 percent agreement; other times, we may have only a few members in agreement. When we are 100 percent united, we act accordingly and issue statements advocating the united position of the entire HVACR industry.”
On Jan. 12, the alliance sent a letter to then Vice President-elect, Mike Pence, stating its interest in supporting him on efforts to enact policies for further growth and opportunity within the industry. The letter identified six priorities the alliance would like the new administration to focus on: Utilizing industry consensus standards, tax reform and incentives, energy bill and Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) reform, refrigerants and ratifying the Kigali Amendment, energy-efficient quality HVACR installations, and the workforce.
Under the Obama administration, the industry endured various challenges resulting from numerous standards and regulations. The alliance has made it a mission to encourage discussion between federal bureaucrats and the industries they are targeting prior to the creation of such regulations.