The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute is one of nine organizations that will advise the U.S. Department of Energy on high-performance building issues.

The High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership brings together leading organizations from all aspects of the building community to provide guidance and technical expertise on sustainability issues to the Energy Department’s building technologies program.

“As solution providers, our members who manufacture residential and commercial heating and cooling, and commercial refrigeration systems can provide critical technical guidance to DOE on developing high-performance buildings that help achieve the nation’s energy and environmental goals,” said AHRI President Stephen Yurek.

Other members of the partnership include the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; the American Institute of Architects; the Alliance to Save Energy; the Building Owners and Managers Association; the International Code Council; the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America; the National Association of State Energy Officials; the National Electrical Manufacturers Association; and the U.S. Green Building Council.