The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, issued May 4, 2015, created confusion in the HVAC industry. ACCA announced that, after months of negotiations with OSHA, an agreement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential HVAC industry.
President Paul Stalknecht lobbies energy secretary for quality installations
June 27, 2016
Stalknecht noted the quote as a way to introduce quality installations as a viable solution to the problem. He also pointed out that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a study in 2014 that examined energy penalties due to poor installations in residential HVAC units.
Improper installations can significantly reduce HVAC equipment efficiency
June 21, 2016
Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO, sent a letter to state energy offices through the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) explaining the value of following ACCA’s Quality Installation (QI) Standard when installing new heating and cooling equipment in residential buildings.
Contractors feeling positive about short-term growth at end of Q1 2016
May 16, 2016
The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future.
Techs that complete the program will receive a certificate and are eligible for CEUs
April 28, 2016
ACCA has announced the launch of its newest online certificate training program, Qtech: Duct Design Basics. Through Qtech, contractors can offer their employees on-demand training in quality HVAC installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas.
Industry organizations to work together on HVACR advocacy issues
April 25, 2016
ACCA and its independent ACOs agree to communicate with each other on advocacy issues and collaborate where it makes sense for each organization to do so. Membership is not included or involved in this collaboration, as membership dues are managed separately for each organization. ACCA dues are, and always will be, managed solely by the national ACCA organization.
Will collaborate where it makes sense for each organization to do so
April 13, 2016
ACCA announced that it has signed 16 agreements with independent allied contracting organizations (ACOs) to work together on advocacy issues impacting HVACR contractors at the state and national level.
The combined events drew more than 1,500 people from all over the country and featured 35 workshops in seven different tracks, including leadership, commercial contracting, residential contracting, business operations, radiant and hydronics, quality assurance, and building performance, which were assembled by some of the nation’s most successful contracting professionals.