HVACR Industry Alliance Sends Letter To Vice President-Elect Mike Pence


The HVACR Industry Alliance sent a letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence discussing the industry’s topmost concerns and offering support to the administration in meeting the goals stated in the letter.

Achrnews reported that the Alliance is looking forward to the incoming administration’s support in terms of environmental, energy, tax, and economic policies that boost American competitiveness globally while improving economic growth and promoting a stable regulatory speech.

The Alliance is made up of eleven HVAC/R organizations namely, ACCA, The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association; Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA); American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI); Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI); National Air Filtration Association (NAFA); North American Technician Excellence (NATE); Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC); Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES); and Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA).

The Alliance congratulated the incoming administration on its win and also stated the value of the HVAC/R industry’s part in the success of the country.

The letter reads, “The U. S. economy depends on HVAC/R systems that provide human comfort and also refrigeration systems that make modern medicine possible, keeps food fresh, and ensures our information technology systems are operational. Our Alliance stands united in offering our support and assistance in your efforts to enact policies that will further our shared goals of economic growth and opportunity. We believe our nation is positioned to tackle the commonsense policy recommendations we outlined and we look forward to working with you to transform goals into achievements.”

Some of the main priorities mentioned in the letter include using industry consensus standards, refrigerants and signing the Kigali amendment, energy bill and EPCA reform, energy-efficient quality HVAC/R installations, tax reforms and incentives, and the workforce. The Alliance represents over two million HVAC/R-related jobs.

ACCA CEO and HVACR Alliance Chairman and President Paul T. Stalknecht said, “ACCA and our industry partners are looking forward to working with the incoming Trump administration on growing the economy, creating jobs, and creating a more business-friendly environment. We believe that with a Republican in the White House and Republicans controlling both houses of the Congress, that we will have better chances of our priorities being worked on and our industry being a more productive part of the country meeting its economic and energy goals moving forward.”

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