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Professional: Associations, Organizations

ACCA: The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association
ACCA, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, is a non-profit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. "We work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments." [4/17]
Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute
Ensuring human comfort, productivity, and safety, while practicing environmental stewardship is the mission of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).  Through our certification program, standards, advocacy, and other activities, we strive to help save energy, improve productivity, and ensure a better environment. [4/17]

Massachusetts Chapter Website: URL:
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ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
National association website.  Rhode Island does not have a chapter. [4/17]
NATE: North American Technician Excellence
The leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry. [4/17]
NORA: National-Oilheat-Research-Alliance
NORA is a collaborative program established by the oilheating industry to strengthen the industry by improving education and training for employees in the industry, providing customers more information, and developing new products for customers. The oilheating industry is a small fragmented industry, and NORA provided the opportunity and ability to work cooperatively for a better and stronger industry. NORA has developed world class education programs, new efficient appliances, and strong consumer education campaigns highlighting the benefits of oilheat and the need to improve efficiency. [4/17]
Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island
The Oil Heat Institute, Inc. of Rhode Island (OHIRI) is a member-driven, non-profit trade association, formed in 1960. Our mission is two-fold: promote the sale of oil heat, and protect and foster the best interests of the consumers we serve. We achieve this mission by disseminating relevant and timely industry information to members of the oil heating industry, the consuming public, and to elected and public officials. [4/17]
PHCC: Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor's Association
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association is dedicated to the advancement and education of the plumbing and HVACR industry for the health, safety, and comfort of society and the protection of the environment. [4/17]
RSES: Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) provides opportunities for enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive, cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVACR industry. [4/17]


BPN: Butane Propane News
Available online - Articles are archived by title of article that can be searched. [10/19]
NORA has developed an outstanding Oilheat Certification Program - a specialized curriculum for technicians, drivers, customer service personnel and management, to establish educational excellence in the Oilheat industry. Oilheat technicians can also take NORA-approved courses at NORA-approved schools. [4/17]

Last update 2019.10/ AP