President's message

In the Fall 2009 issue of AMCA inmotion, I commented that economists were reporting an uptick in the economy, but it would be a year or so before the commercial buildings industry felt any impact from it. Well, we're obviously still in that lag. Nonetheless, AMCA continues to work toward improving not only the products of our members, but the resources available to our customers for improving...

04/01/2010


 

 

 

In the Fall 2009 issue of AMCA inmotion, I commented that economists were reporting an uptick in the economy, but it would be a year or so before the commercial buildings industry felt any impact from it. Well, we're obviously still in that lag.

 

Nonetheless, AMCA continues to work toward improving not only the products of our members, but the resources available to our customers for improving their processes for designing, sizing, and selecting air movement and control systems.

 

One way AMCA is instrumental to our industry is in the development of testing standards for the AMCA Certified Ratings Program, which provides engineers, contractors, and owners with the assurance that AMCA-certified products will perform as expected in the field.

 

AMCA also develops standards and guidelines that help engineers with the design and specification of systems. I am excited to report that AMCA Standard 205-10, Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans, was approved by the AMCA International membership in February, and that this issue of AMCA inmotion has an in-depth article on how to apply this standard.

 

For information on this standard and all AMCA standards and guidelines, and for electronic versions of this and other issues of AMCA inmotion, visit AMCA's Web site at www.amca.org .

 

Sincerely,

 

Art LaPointe

 

2009-2010 President, AMCA International Vice President and General Manager, Construction Specialties Inc.

 

 

 



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