Tackling Government Relation Issues – One week at a time Update Week of 09/22/2021
In an effort to better communicate weekly issues HRAI’s GR Team are tackling, we have set up a new segment. This segment will identify key initiatives being raised with government or focused committees. If you are interested in getting your voice heard on any one of these issues, please reach out to Stephen Chartrand, HRAI Federal Government Relations Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 27th, 2021. ENERGY STAR Webinar: Advancing the Versions of the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Program. The webinar will focus on national model energy codes in the United States ENERGY STAR’s intention to advance code adoption for single-fame new home and multifamily new home construction program requirements.
- September 27th, 2021. AHRI Monthly Government Relations Group Conference Call. HRAI will provide an update on the progress we are making on Amendment 17 and regulatory harmonization efforts between Canada and the United States.
- September 29th, 2021. ENERGY STAR Webinar: The Decade Ahead. The webinar will discuss the challenges climate change pose to the industry over the next ten years. The discussion will focus on the residential sector in the United States and moving new home construction towards higher levels of efficiency, a greater reliance on responsive heat pumps for space and water heating, and EV charging capability.
- September 29th, 2021. International Committee Meeting. HRAI will provide an update to AHRI’s International Committee on Amendment 17 and Quebec’s Mandatory Electric and Gas Appliances Recycling Regulation.
Second meeting of HRAI A2L Storage, Handling and Transportation Working Group. In early October, HRAI will convene the second meeting of the A2L Storage, Handling, and Transportation Working Group. The meeting will focus specifically on the immediate tasks and priorities going forward of the working group, key issues facing members, and establishing task teams to research and analyze critical areas of interest and/or of concern. (NOTE: The purpose of the working group is to lead an effort to determine the safe and reliable storage, handling, and transportation of A2Ls in Canada, i.e., low global warming potential refrigerants. The working group will study and review the regulatory environment, relevant codes and standards, training opportunities, and work alongside AHRI, HRAI’s American counterpart, to align best practices, codes and standards, and pursue regulatory harmonization where possible. Update will follow.
If you are interested in getting your voice heard on any one of these issues, please reach out to Stephen Chartrand, HRAI Federal Government Relations Specialist at email@example.com
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