Trade & Professional Association Memberships
U.S. Green Building Council®, www.usgbc.org
Every day USGBC® is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in. Through their community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, USGBC remains a key driving force in the green building sector.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability. It’s based on prerequisites and credits that a project meets to achieve a certification level: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. USGBC® and the related logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America, www.acca.org
ACCA is a non-profit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. ACCA works to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.
ACCA’s roots stretch back to the early part of the 20th century, and the organization was incorporated in its present form over 40 years ago. As the leading indoor environment contracting association, in addition to providing direct services and benefits to their members, ACCA actively serves the entire industry.
ACCA writes the standards for the design, maintenance, installation, testing, and performance of indoor environment systems and brings contractors together through unique learning opportunities and online communities. ACCA provides exclusive technical, legal, and marketing resources, helping to bring customers to members trying to find quality contractors. ACCA fights aggressively for contracting business interests in Washington, DC and in every state in the country.
Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio, www.accohio.org
The Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio (ACCO) is a not-for-profit trade organization chartered by the State of Ohio representing over 200 members. Their mission is “to pursue the highest business standards and practices for our members through education, legislation, and regulation for the benefit of those we serve.” ACCO works exclusively in the interest of HVACR Contractors.
Mechanical Service Contractors of America, www.msca.org
Since 1975, the Mechanical Service Contractors of America has provided large and small Mechanical Service Contractors of Americaheating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration service contractors with management and marketing tools, training and education programs, and government and labor relations. MSCA has more than 1,400 contractor members and is a subsidiary of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. MSCA provides its members with a variety of educational materials and events uniquely tailored to the needs of the mechanical service contractor.
MSCA is continually in front of key national issues affecting the HVACR industry and works to provide members with the support and resources necessary to stay in compliance. MSCA represents its contractor members on governmental, legal, and legislative issues and keeps members informed on key developments that affect their business.
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, www.prsm.com
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) Association is the leading membership Professional Retail Store Maintenanceassociation that empowers Retail Facilities Professionals to make informed business decisions by delivering best practices, education, forums, partnerships and other relevant industry resources.
PRSM delivers on its commitment to members by investing resources into quality programs that empower you in your dynamic Facilities Maintenance role to achieve success for your company’s brand and the retail industry. PRSM advocates Retail Facilities Management credibility and the value of retail and vendor members by enabling you to explore and share ideas, learn best practices and make trusted industry connections.
PRSM prepares you to influence corporate strategy by equipping you to make informed facilities business decisions which translate to better results in operating efficiencies, cost savings and risk management for your brand.
Today, PRSM has an actively engaged community of multi-site retailers and reputable vendor partners who value business relationships, lifelong learning, industry credibility and recognition. This premier organization is investing its time and resources into programs that empower members to make informed business decisions and to achieve success in their Facilities Management (FM) roles.
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, www.smacna.org
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is an international trade association representing 1,834 member firms in 103 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. A leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, SMACNA has offices in Chantilly, VA., which is outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill.
SMACNA standards and manuals address all facets of the sheet metal industry, from duct construction and installation to air pollution control, energy recovery and roofing. The voluntary technical standards and manuals developed by SMACNA Contractors are accepted worldwide by the construction community, as well as foreign government agencies. ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, has accredited SMACNA as a standards-setting organization.
Commercial Food Equipment Service Association, www.cfesa.com
The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association is the trade association of professional service and parts distributors. Founded in 1963, CFESA members promote the highest standards of professional service.
With over 450 members representing all of North America, CFESA members stock OEM parts-the best for any equipment-with access to an online inventory of millions of parts. CFESA Certified Technicians are dedicated to delivering a higher first time fix rate, and keeping customer downtime to a minimum.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada, www.hrai.ca
HRAI is a national association that represents more than 1,300 heating, ventilation, The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canadaair conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors, and which provides Canadians with the tools and information necessary to ensure their total indoor environment comfort.
HRAI offers leadership and training programs for the advancement of its members’ business and technical excellence, promotes a code of ethics for consumer protection and safety, and provides consumers with useful information and a database of members in good standing to support an informed buying process. Through its membership requirements and consumer feedback processes, HRAI is committed to a safe, responsible and fair industry that is environmentally-responsible and sustainable.
Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, www.mcac.ca
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is comprised of dedicated professionals working together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industry. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is a national, non-profit business association.
As well as Mechanical Contractors, MCAC welcomes service and repair contractors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and other construction industry related organizations. These dedicated professionals work together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industry.