OTTAWA — The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) announced that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada.

“The accreditation of AHRI as a standards development organization (SDO) in Canada demonstrates SCC’s continued efforts to ensure more standardization solutions are available for use by government, industry, and consumer groups,” said John Walter, SCC’s chief executive officer.

“The accreditation of AHRI as a Canadian SDO fulfills a long-sought goal of our organization and its 300+ member manufacturers, many of whom provide products and equipment to Canadian customers,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. “It also helps fulfill our ultimate goal of complete standards and certification harmonization throughout North America.”

SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. With the goal of enhancing Canada’s economic competitiveness and social well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards. SCC also coordinates Canadian participation in standards development, and identifies strategies to advance Canadian standardization efforts. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to approximately 500 customers, including various product certifiers and testing laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information on SCC, visit

AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. For more information, visit

Publication date: 1/27/2014

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