HARDI has added two membership categories, “energy efficiency partner” for utility companies and contractors, and “affiliate partner” for other firms that do not fit into existing classifications.
In a bid to open its roster to a larger section
of the HVAC industry, HARDI has added two membership categories.
efficiency partner” is for utility companies and contractors, and “affiliate
partner” for other firms that do not fit into existing classifications.
“HARDI’s role as the sole
source for sell-through data in the HVACR industry coupled with our ability to
bring together industry and market analysts with widely representative
distributor focus groups has attracted the interest of investment, private
equity, sales and marketing, and distribution analysts and consultants,” said
Talbot Gee, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Heating, Airconditioning
& Refrigeration Distributors International. “HARDI created this new affiliate partner membership category to
provide a way for these interests to have access to our HARDI data and our
members while also enabling the association to protect our membership by
knowing exactly who has this access and how they’re using it.”
will gain access to manufacturers of such products and reach the association’s
HVACR distributors, HARDI said. And affiliates will be able to view the quarterly webinar
hosted by Alan Beaulieu, HARDI’s economist, as well as receive sales data.
“The creation of the new
energy-efficiency partner membership category is a proud moment for HARDI and
the result of several years of strategic and fruitful outreach and
collaboration with those who run and implement energy efficiency incentive
programs,” Gee said. “HARDI believes our distributor members are integral to
the success of these efficiency programs and we work with enough of them now
that it was time we created an opportunity for leaders of these programs to
become a closer part of the HARDI community.”
HARDI has also added a
retired colleague membership that permits any retired former member a HARDI or predecessor
group member company to become an individual member, provided he or she is no
longer involved with any heating, cooling or refrigeration companies.