In a continued effort to be fully engaged in the codes arena, the American Supply Association recently announced it will serve as a voting member in the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Codes Committee.
The scope of the ACCA Codes Committee is to advise and assist ACCA to beneficially represent contractors to the codes community and in the code processes that affect the HVAC industry. Support active involvement includes the International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and other recognized national code processes for the codes that impact the HVACR industry.
ACCA is a nonprofit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. ACCA works together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.
ASA Director of Codes and Standards Hugo Aguilar, P.E., said participating in the ACCA Codes Committee will give ASA an insight on the thoughts of the HVACR industry on proposed changes to the ICC, IAPMO and NFPA standards. The thoughts and input of ASA members will be a factor on ACCA’s position on proposals and comments. Having ACCA as an allied organization is beneficial to ASA as ACCA currently holds a voting position on the IAPMO Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC) Technical Committee, Aguilar added.
ASA also noted its participation on the ACCA Codes Committee also will benefit ACCA, as it can provide expert opinion on important matters via the ASA Codes and Standards Committee. This venture will be headed by Aguilar, who will represent ASA on the committee.
For any questions pertaining to the ACCA Codes Committee appointment or any other Codes and Standards questions, please contact Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org.