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Professional Associations

ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America
ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AHRI Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
AICARR Italian Association of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
BOMA Building Owners and Managers Association
CE The Chief Engineer
EPRI Electrical Power Research Institute
FETA Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (United Kingdom)
FMA Fan Manufacturers Association - Division of HEVAC (United Kingdom)
HEVAC Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association (United Kingdom)
HRAI Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (Canada)
IEST Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
MCAA Mechanical Contractors Association of America
NAFEM North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
BSRIA The Building Services Research and Information Association (United Kingdom)

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Code & Standard Developing Organizations

AGA American Gas Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators International
CGA Canadian Gas Association
CSA Canadian Standards Association
ICC International Code Council
ISO International Organization for Standardization
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NSSN National Standards Systems Network
SBCCI Southern Building Code Congress International
UL Underwriters Laboratories
ULC Underwriters Laboratories Canada
ICI InterCode Inc.

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Government Organizations

DOE U.S. Department of Energy
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)

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Industry News and Information

ARCAT Find building products, specs, and CAD details easily and free.
ArchiExpo ArchiExpo is the permanent virtual exhibition, connecting manufacturers and buyers in 5 languages, around the world.
Building Design+Construction Providing essential solutions to inspire Building Teams to design and construct great places for people.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Consulting-Specifying Engineer is the industry's premier integrated engineering source for commercial, institutional, & industrial building systems.
HVACR Directory The NEWS HVACR Directory & Source Guide ONLINE
IQS Manufacturers Directory Comprehensive Manufacturers Directory - Find Leading Industrial Manufacturing Companies, Suppliers and Distributors by Category.
Plant Engineering Plant Engineering provides strategic manufacturing knowledge to help the plant manager operate his business efficiently, effectively and safely.
TomasGlobal Register The Thomas Global is a directory of 700,000 industrial manufacturers from 28 countries, classified by 11,000 industrial products and services categories.
US Industry Today U.S. Industry Today-Covering virtually all sectors of manufacturing, including shipping, transportation and distribution, U.S. Industry Today regularly features reports on the latest news affecting the financial and political landscape, both in the United States and abroad.
Zycon Zycon is one of the largest search engines for manufacturers in the world. Zycon offers product announcements, newsletters, blogs and forums on engineering and manufacturing related topics and discussions.

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Industry Acronyms

AABC Associated Air Balance Council
AALA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
ABMA American Boiler Manufacturers Association
ADC Air Diffusion Council
ADI Air Distribution Institute
AGCA Associated General Contractors of America
AHAM Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
AIA American Institute of Architects
AIPE American Institute of Plant Engineers
ANMC American National Metric Council
ASQC American Society for Quality Control
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials
BERD Office of Building Energy Research Development
BSI British Standards Institute
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
BSRIA The Building Services Research & Information Association
CEN Comite Europeen de Normalization
CETIAT Centro Technique Des Industries Aerauliques Et Thermiques
CHBA Canadian Home Builders Association
CIBSE Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
CMHC Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
CPSC Consumer Products Safety Commission
CSI Construction Specifications Institute
CTI Cooling Tower Institute
DND-EPIC Department National Defense Equal Partners Implementation Committee
DOE-BSD U.S. Department of Energy Building Systems Division
ECI Evaporative Cooling Institute
EOTC European Organization for Testing and Certification
ESL Energy Systems Laboratory
GSA General Services Administration
ICBO International Conference of Building Officials
ISA Instrument Society of America
ISO/DIS ISO/Draft International Standards
NAHB National Association of Home Builders
NEC National Electric Code
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NRC Natural Resources Canada
NTIS National Technical Information Services
US/TAG U.S. Technical Advisory Group (for ISO or IEC Standards)

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