On Friday, March 17, ACCA sent a letter to Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia mayor, highlighting the importance and value that quality installation practices have on HVACR efficiencies.
The District of Columbia government is proposing to create a green bank that would fund HVACR equipment upgrades for many of the District’s buildings. 
In the letter, Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO stated, “Increased energy efficiency is not as simple as exchanging older HVAC equipment for something with an Energy Star label because these systems are not “plug-and-play” systems like a refrigerator.” 

He goes on to say that, “It would be unfortunate for Washington, D.C., to provide millions of dollars supporting HVAC equipment upgrades and miss the opportunity to ensure that said equipment is installed properly and operating efficiently. D.C. can capitalize on its investment by following the quality installation practices that the industry has developed.”
ACCA has taken a leadership role on energy efficiency issues and developed the nationally-recognized quality installation standard for residential and commercial HVACR systems. ACCA developed the ANSI/ACCA 5 QI Standard (HVAC Quality Installation Specification) — the minimum design and installation requirements for residential and commercial HVAC applications — to address the efficiency degradations caused by the improper design, installation, and commissioning of HVAC systems.

For more information, visit www.acca.org.

Publication date: 4/3/2017

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