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Western HVAC Performance Alliance

The Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) is a fusion of HVAC, energy efficiency, facility, and property management organizations, researchers, educators, utilities, and regulatory agencies whose decision-maker-level appointees work with one another to curb energy waste. WHPA member organizations employ well over a million professionals.

WHPA members participate in committees and working groups, using their collective expertise to inform the development and implementation of efficiency policy and programs focused on topics such as HVAC workforce education and training, HVAC system specifications, code compliance, proper installation, system commissioning, operation, service, and maintenance, and emerging HVAC technologies.

WHPA Committees and Working Groups are listed to the left. If your organization would like to participate in any of these groups, please register to join.

For more background on the WHPA, please read the About Us page.

Membership in the WHPA is free. Active participation is recommended.  Impact follows.


WHPA Produces Two Work Product for ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 Committee

December 9, 2015 - Two Working Groups of the Commercial Quality Maintenance Committee (CQM) have received unanimous Executive Committee approval for their work product.

Standard 180 Table 5-12 Economizer Maintenance Work Product

The Standard 180 Maintenance Task Working Group’s work product suggests revisions, new tasks, and eliminating unnecessary tasks in Economizer Table 5-12 of Standard 180.

Standard 180 User Manual Phase 1 Work Product

The Standard 180 User Manual Working Group conceptualized the development of a comprehensive user manual for ASHRAE’s Standard 180 User Manual Subcommittee. They sought to provide broad, consensus-based suggestions on what should be included, how the content might be organized, and how to effectively present the clarifications.

ACHR News Publishes eBook on Benefits of Certified HVACR Technicians

In the Fall of 2015, the ACHR News published an eBook titled Solving the HVACR Certification Puzzle in order to "…introduce readers to the multiple certification organizations within the industry as well as spell out the advantages of getting technicians certified."  The 31-page eBook is divided into the four chapters below.

Chapter 1 - Certifications Create Competency, Invoke Trust
Chapter 2 - Business Benefits of Technician Certifications are Numerous
Chapter 3 - Certification Provides Benchmark for Contractor Quality
Chapter 4 - Certifications Help Distinguish HVAC Professionals

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