ARLINGTON, Va. — The International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations (ICARHMA) held its annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Members addressed issues concerning the proper and safe handling of refrigerants, a growing global regulatory environment that may inadvertently create non-tariff barriers to trade, and key points the industry must introduce into discussions with governments.

The meeting of the global heating and cooling manufacturers’ association was hosted by ICARHMA’s Brazilian member, ABRAVA. In a special presentation, Eng. Manoel L.S. Gameiro, who serves as ABRAVA’s vice president for energy efficiency, president of GBC-Brasil, and commercial director, Ingersoll Rand – Trane do Brasil, described steps to achieve sustainability in Brazil’s soccer arenas for the 2014 World Cup.

ICARHMA’s secretariat, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), announced that next year’s annual meeting will be hosted by Eurovent in Berlin.

ICARHMA is a global organization comprised of nine HVACR and water heating manufacturers’ associations that represent a combined total of more than 1,000 manufacturing companies that produce approximately 85 percent of the world’s heating and cooling equipment. Its members represent manufacturers in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific region.

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Publication date: 11/4/2013

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