Aug 8th WHPA Webinar “National Regulations Affecting HVACR" - Speaker Alex Ayers

08/08/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT


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What is the next step for federal HVACR regulations? How will a federal phase-down of HFC's compare with the proposed California HFC phaseout. Find out in this 90 minute WHPA educational webinar in support of WHPA’s Public Policy Goal when Alex Ayers, Director of Government Affairs for HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributor's International) talks about federal regulations affecting the HVACR industry.


There is no cost for this public webinar, but advanced registration is required for access information.

We look forward to receiving your registration prior to the online event and to your joining us for this educational webinar on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm PDT.

Questions? Contact WHPA Staff by email: or by phone: 951-244-6400.

General Meeting PROTOCOL Reminders

PRESENTER: Alex Ayers, Director of Governmental Affairs, HARDI

Alex Ayers is Director of Governmental Affairs with Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). HARDI is comprised of approximately 1,000 member companies, nearly 500 of which are U.S.-based wholesale distribution companies. More than 80 percent of HARDI's distributor members are classified as small businesses that collectively employ over 40,000 U.S. workers, representing more than $35 billion in annual sales and an estimated 85 percent of the U.S. wholesale distribution market of HVACR products.

Alex has been lobbying in Washington, DC for nearly a decade on issues ranging from small business taxes, to HVACR regulations, to agriculture policy. Alex's work has been cited by the Wall Street Hournal, Forbes, and the Tax Foundation.



WHPA Public Policy (PP) Goal/Strategies

PP GOAL: Increase the capacity of WHPA to educate on and impact Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR) policy changes with key regulatory bodies.

STRATEGY 1: Provide an environment that enables all participating stakeholders to receive benefits from engagement.

STRATEGY 2: Provide stakeholder insight, perspective, and feedback on relevant guidelines, regulations, and legislation.

STRATEGY 3: Support the creation and/or updates of California statewide HVAC energy efficiency strategy development.

Western HVAC Performance Alliance Inc. (WHPA), a California Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporation operating as a tax exempt 501(c)3 public charity, is a neutral voice for the HVACR industry providing, conducting and promoting research and education focused on energy efficiency, environmental quality, and sustainability. To learn more about how WHPA helps to transform the HVACR marketplace for consumer benefit by educating and facilitating communication and action among a wide set of market actors to inform present and future HVACR energy efficiency initiatives, regulatory and legislative policies through workforce education & training, emerging technologies, and industry-vetted HVACR strategies and programs, visit WHPA’s website at:

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