There are several professional organizations that are designed to guide
and support those who work in the air conditioning industry. Some
of the more well-known professional organizations include the following:
The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) is a
not-for-profit international organization that caters to manufacturers
of air system equipment — such as fans, louvers, and dampers
— for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
Located at 30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004,
their phone number is (847) 394-0150.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is an organization
whose primary goal is to make the heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, including its individual contractors,
as successful as possible. The group comprises more than 4,000 air
conditioning contractors who work together to support each other, learn,
and share the organization's legal, technical, and marketing
resources. Located at 2800 Shirlington Road, Suite 300,
Arlington, Virginia 22206, their phone number is (703) 575-4477.
HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization that provides
technician competency certification and programmatic accreditation, with
the ultimate goal of establishing standards of excellence in the HVACR
industry. Located at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
20006, their phone number is (800) 394-5268.
The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) is an
organization that serves those who use ammonia refrigeration technology
or who participate in the ammonia refrigeration industry. Located
at 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201, their phone number
is (703) 312-4200.
The Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) is an organization that conducts
research, develops standards, and educates the public, as well as those
within the industry, concerning environmentally-responsible evaporative
heat transfer systems. Located at 2611 FM 1960 West, Suite A-101,
Houston, Texas 77068, their phone number is (281) 583-4087.
The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
(HRAI) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership is comprised
of Canadian wholesalers and contractors in the HVACR industry.
Located at 2800 Skymark Avenue, Building 1, Suite 201, Mississauga,
Ontario L4W 5A6, the organization's phone number is (800) 267-2231.