HVAC Directory

Here is the HVAC directory of the various professional bodies and associations that are related to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. 

Designers, manufacturers, sales personnel, marketing people and end users will be glad to know that there are many of these organizations that help to ensure that the HVAC industry is well regulated and safe for the consumers.

Find out more about them and if need to, feel free to join the organization. Many of them are non-profit organizations and work for the benefits of the industries.

HVAC Directory Listing Of Major Professional Bodies & Associations


Founded in 1894, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers provides technical and educational information in this industry. You should be able to find a Chapter in your country and be involved in the activities of the Chapter.

Headquarters: 1791 Tullie Circle, NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Website: www.ashrae.org



Founded in 1917, the Air Movement and Control Association International is  a non-profit association of manufacturers of air system equipment such as fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, ducts and other air system components for the industrial, commercial and residential market. 

Headquarters: 30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 6004.

Website: www.amca.org


Established in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning institute of Canada or HRAI is a non-profit association of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in the HVACR industry in Canada.

Headquarters: 2350 Matheson Blvd. East, Suite 101, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5G9, Canada.

Website: www.hrai.ca


Founded in 1994, HVAC Excellence is a non-profit organization that validates the technical education process through Technician Competency Certification, Programmatic Accreditation and Educator Credentialing. Join the many conferences and training to enhance your knowledge in the field of HVACR.

Address: P.O. Box 497, Mount Prospect, IL 60056, USA.

Website: www.hvacexcellence.org


If you are using ammonia for refrigeration in your equipment, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration will be of interest to you. The IIAR sets standards relating to this field and other natural refrigerants.

Headquarters: 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 503, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA.

Website: www.iiar.org


ACCA or Air Conditioning Contractors of America has been established for more than 40 years and the members include professionals and businesses in the indoor environment & energy services. If you are a contractor in this field, you may want to consider joining this non-profit association.

Website: www.acca.org


The Cooling Technology Institute was established in 1950 and is an association that promotes the use of environmentally responsible cooling technologies This include cooling towers, air-cooled condensers and dry coolers.

Headquarters: 3845 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite #420, Houston, Texas 77068, USA.

Website: www.cti.org


Underwriters Laboratories(UL) has been around for over a century and is an independent safety science company. If you are a HVAC manufacturer selling your products in North America, UL marking is most probably mandatory for your products.

Website: www.ul.com

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