The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today moved to a new headquarters to accommodate the increased size of its staff resulting from a merger earlier this year.
When the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) merged Jan. 1 to become AHRI, the combined staff of the two organizations resulted in the need to relocate to larger office space.
The new address for AHRI's new headquarters is: 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201-3001. Staff telephone numbers, email addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Web site address (www.ahrinet.org) will remain the same.
The new office is located in a building adjacent to the former GAMA headquarters and just 1.5 miles from the former ARI headquarters in Arlington. The new office is conveniently located across the street from the Courthouse Metro Station.
The space is large enough to accommodate not only AHRI's staff of more than 60 employees, but also the seven-member staff of North American Technician Excellence. In its new space, AHRI and its architect, Washington DC-based FORM Architecture + Design, made every effort to build a "green" workspace. Materials, products and equipment were selected based on their efficiency, improvement to indoor air quality, low toxicity and recycled content.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute represents manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's more than 350 member companies account for more than 90% of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.