ASA is committed to representing the PHCP and PVF supply chains in the development and maintenance of codes and standards covering products and services provided by all the supply-chain sectors.

As part of that commitment, Jim Kendzel, ASA director of codes and standards, represents ASA through participation in more than 100 codes and standards meetings throughout the year.

Recently, Kendzel was appointed to serve as a voting member on two key ASHRAE standards committees having a direct impact on both the PHCP and PVF supply chains. The two committees are responsible for the development and maintenance of the following two ASHRAE standards:

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15.2-2022 – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems in Residential Applications; and
  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2021 - Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

The purpose of ANSI/ASHRAE 15.2 is to specify minimum requirements for the safe design and installation of refrigeration systems used in residential applications. The standard applies to listed refrigeration systems in residential applications limited to serving a single dwelling unit or sleeping unit.

The purpose of ANSI/ASHRAE 188 is to provide minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The scope of the standard covers design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of new and existing buildings and their associated potable and non-potable water systems and components. The standard applies to human-occupied commercial, institutional, multiunit residential and industrial buildings.

“ASA is pleased to see Jim receive recognition for his longstanding valued participation in the ASHRAE standards processes through his appointment to serve on both of these committees” ASA CEO Mike Adelizzi stated. “One of ASA’s key strategic initiatives is centered on Advocacy, including a proactive role in the codes and standards process. Jim’s achieving voting status on these committees further strengthens are involvement in the process.”

The ASHRAE committees Kendzel will be participating on represent the consensus body responsible for the development and maintenance of the standards under their responsibility. The committees are comprised of a balanced representation of manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and users and governed under strict rules of due process and consensus and defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

ASA members are encouraged to reach out to Kendzel at any time ( to discuss codes and standards questions or issues they may be dealing with.