Professional Organizations & Industry Resources
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is a national trade association furthering the interests of HVACR contracting businesses and the broader HVACR industry.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry.
Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.
The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) is an international, not-for-profit association of the world’s manufacturers of fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, air flow measurement devices, ducts, acoustic attenuators and other air system components.
American Boiler Manufacturers Association
The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) advocates for the safe production and operation of boilers, facilitated advances in energy efficiency, and provide solutions for member companies.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. ASHRAE advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Membership is open to any person associated with the field.
Associated General Contractors of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a nationwide organization representing general construction contractors and specialty-contracting firms.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers
ASME conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
American Petroleum Institute
American Petroleum Institute (API) represents most of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Since 1919, API has developed hundreds of standards that are recognized by state, federal, and international regulators to enhance safety.
Heat Exchange Institute
The Heat Exchange Institute (HEI) is a non-profit trade association committed to the technical advancement, promotion, and understanding of a broad range of utility and industrial-scale heat exchange and vacuum apparatus.
International Aluminium Institute
The IAI is the global forum of aluminium producers dedicated to the development and wider use of aluminium as a competitive and uniquely valuable material. The IAI reflects the aluminium industry’s wish to promote a wider understanding of its activities and its responsibility of approach on questions of environmental protection, public health and safety in the workplace.
International District Energy Association
IDEA represents nearly 700 members who are district heating and cooling executives, managers, engineers, consultants and equipment suppliers from 12 countries. Association members operate district energy systems owned by utilities, municipalities, hospitals, military bases and airports in 38 of the 50 United States – and more are in the works in the U.S. and around the world.
International Institute of Refrigeration
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organization which promotes knowledge of all refrigeration fields.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors was created in 1919 to promote greater safety to life and property through uniformity in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. The National Board membership oversees adherence to codes involving the construction and repair of boilers and pressure vessels.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) offers educational and certification programs to HVACR professionals of all experience levels.
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is an international trade association representing sheet metal and air conditioning firms throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association
The Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, Inc. is trade association of leading manufacturers of shell and tube heat exchangers, who have pioneered the research and development of heat exchangers for over sixty years.