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SCC accredits AHRI to develop National Standards of Canada
January 22, 2014 - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has announced that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada.
By Alyssa Dalton
With offices located in Toronto, Ont., AHRI is a trade association that develops standards for—and certifies the performance of—a variety of these products.
“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 John Walter, CEO of SCC.
AHRI has met SCC’s 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.
“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 Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. “It also helps fulfill our ultimate goal of complete standards and certification harmonization throughout North America.”