We are the Air Movement and Control Association International—AMCA—one of the most highly regarded international, not-for-profit organizations in the air movement and control industry.
Our mission is to advance the knowledge, growth, and integrity of the air movement and control industry.
Through education and active advocacy, we do our best to provide a forward-moving environment for each of our members. Above all else, we strive to advance the industry and improve the community that it encompasses.
AMCA International members and staff shall comply with the following Code of Ethics so that the business of the industry may be conducted in a straightforward, fair, and equitable manner to benefit designers, architects, engineers, contractors, purchasers, and AMCA International Members alike. The purposes of this Code of Ethics are to encourage the improvement of the quality of the products of the industry, the improvement of the business conduct of Members, and for the Members to abide by self-imposed rules of good business conduct of mutual benefit to the public and to themselves. All members must sign a pledge to follow this code and make every effort to ensure that:
All representations made to a purchaser or user through advertising, catalogs, or other media are factual and properly descriptive of the performance of the products so advertised and sold.
Any guarantees or warranties made in connection with such products are clearly presented and fair to the purchaser or user.
When it is necessary to substitute products for those designated, the seller will accurately represent its products and take steps to ensure that there is no confusion between the products specified and the products delivered.
Only those products that comply with established test specifications, standards, or codes in all respects can be identified or labeled as conforming thereto.
No efforts will be made to knowingly induce or attempt to induce the breach of existing lawful contracts between competitors and their customers or their suppliers or to defame competitors by falsely impugning their conduct, ability to perform contracts, credit standing, or quality and performance of products.
The hiring or offer of employment to employees of competitors is done in good faith and not for the purpose of injuring, destroying, or preventing competition.
Participation and cooperation engaged in with other Members is for the good of the industry, that decisions are arrived at independently and not from any plan, common course of action, agreement, combination, or conspiracy to fix or maintain the pricing of products, allocation of markets, or restriction of competition or to otherwise violate the antitrust laws of any government.
No representations made to a purchaser or user shall be obfuscated or hidden in order to conceal nonfactual or improper descriptions of the performance of products advertised or sold.
No efforts are made to infringe upon, misuse or misappropriate any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or other commercially proprietary information belonging to any other Member or CRP affiliate.
AMCA International Antitrust Guidelines
The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) provides members the lawful opportunity to meet together to transact AMCA International business and to further AMCA International’s legitimate goals. Such lawful activities include the development of performance standards that provide a benefit to the public, the running of certification programs, the petitioning of federal, state, local, or foreign governments on issues that have an impact on AMCA International’s members as a whole, the promotion of the industry, the conducting of educational programs, the provision of statistical reporting, and the conducting of pre-competitive research. Because participants in AMCA International’s meetings are companies with competing, and sometimes opposing economic interests, AMCA International’s actions are subject to close antitrust scrutiny.
Headquarters & Visitor Information
AMCA International Headquarters
AMCA International’s headquarters and laboratory are located in Arlington Heights, Illinois - approximately 25 minutes northwest of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
AMCA will defend and advance members’ interests through building codes, standards, regulations and education.
Reach beyond the boundaries of AMCA to engage with other organizations and governing bodies that affect our industry.
Encourage other organizations to adopt or recognize AMCA standards, and, where practical, work toward harmonization of standards.
Increase AMCA’s participation and visibility in advocacy arenas where various indoor air quality, air-borne disease (COVID) mitigation, and ventilation issues are addressed.
REGULATIONS AND PROGRAMS
Represent members’ interests in the development and enforcement of codes, standards, regulations, and incentive programs that require minimum product performance.
Maintain intelligence and awareness of competing technologies and develop strategies and tactics to mitigate market erosion or increase market size.
REGIONAL TECHNICAL STAFFING
Establish and maintain regional staff with acumen in HVAC systems, regulations, and air system products
AMCA will expand and strengthen participation and enforcement of the Certified Ratings Program
The CRP initiative is divided in three major areas:
program (changes that need to be reviewed and voted on by the membership),
process (things that staff can do independently to make the program easier),
and enforcement (greater scrutiny from staff into areas that have been
identified as problematic).
Strengthen enforcement, rigor, and integrity.
Investigate and possibly establish new regional testing facilities and expand existing facilities.
Consider expanding the scope of products
Enhance and promote the Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Increase the number of licensees and products.
Educate and advocate for greater awareness and acceptance of the CRP.
AMCA will improve, broaden, and focus participation and awareness of the association.
Improve and facilitate communications within the association amongst members and staff.
Expand the educational efforts to include internal and external topics, audiences, and informational resources
Reinvigorate the collection and codification of market data and statistics for use by members and the industry.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Develop diversity and mentoring programs to encourage and empower industry across genders, races, cultures, and generations.
NETWORKING – MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Develop a robust schedule of meetings and events globally.
Make meetings more accessible with improved technical infrastructure with intuitive design and improved language/cultural awareness.
The AMCA Board of Directors will work to ensure operational excellence of the association through proactive fiscal, reputational, and organizational governance.
To advance the knowledge, growth, and integrity of the air movement and control industry.
Understanding what we stand for and supporting those we represent—within our membership and the industry alike—are key to what make AMCA a driving force for the global marketplace.
We Advocate, Certify, and Engage—all in an effort to make the industry a beacon for all.
Social Media is a valuable communication tool for the association to share information and materials with members, industry, and friends around the world in an informal and informative way.
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