AHRI upgrades certification directory
USA: The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has upgraded its online directory of more than 7.2 million certified products.
The AHRI’s Directory of Certified Product Performance is relied upon by an increasing number of regulators around the world for the accurate, independently measured and verified equipment performance figures. To be certified, manufacturers’ equipment and components are evaluated using the appropriate industry standard to certify that manufacturers’ published performance ratings are accurate.
“AHRI’s online directory was more than ten years old, and in need of an upgrade to support expanding reporting requirements as regulators at the federal, state, and local levels increasingly relied upon AHRI for accurate and unbiased data on equipment performance,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “The directory that went live today [January 8] was built from the ground up – with significant input from participants and end users – to support our needs for years to come.”
The new directory is said to feature simplified searches, improved security, multilingual support, and mobile access. AHRI says the improvements address concerns reported by all types of users of the directory, including consumers, contractors, and manufacturers.
“We conducted focus group meetings with directory users, and engaged with our certification programme participants throughout this process to ensure our upgraded directory offers our 3.7 million annual users a smooth and informative experience,” said Yurek.
Visit AHRI’s Directory of Certified Product Performance at www.ahridirectory.org.