With President Donald Trump announcing Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of a 2015 international agreement to fight climate change, a group of HVAC equipment manufacturers reiterated its commitment to energy efficiency.

“The fact that the United States government has decided to seek alternative avenues other than the Paris accord to address its energy and environmental objectives does not in any way alter the resolve of America's HVACR and water heating industry to reduce the environmental impact of the products and equipment we manufacture," said Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. "Our industry has demonstrated its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship both domestically and abroad, which is evident in the global array of heating, cooling, water heating, and commercial refrigeration products that are more technologically advanced — while being more energy efficient — than ever before.”