Event Information
2022 AHRI State Summit
Date: June 7 — 8, 2022
Location: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel



The two-day AHRI State Summit presents an opportunity for our members to communicate directly with key California policymakers about the positive impact of our industry on jobs, health and safety, energy efficiency, and the climate. As California lawmakers continue to develop and advance their energy and environmental policies, they must hear directly from us about the impact of their policy decisions on the HVACR and water heating industry and how existing and emerging technologies can help California achieve its ambitious climate goals. Please plan to contribute your company’s voice to our advocacy efforts. We look forward to seeing you in Sacramento this June!


In addition to meetings with California legislators and regulators, the State Summit will include:

o   Presentations from key regulatory agencies, legislative offices, and environmental NGOs

o   Conversations with policymakers on high priority issues including decarbonization, plastics and EPR, Prop 65, and the refrigerant transition

o   Updates on AHRI’s state legislative and regulatory activities

o   Opportunities to network with colleagues and conference participants


Registration Fees (for Members ONLY):

$300 through May 17, 2022
$350 after May 17, 2022


Registration Deadline: May 31, 2022



Registration cancellations will incur a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $100 fee, if AHRI receives a cancellation notice via email by May 31. After May 31, no refunds will be given; however, attendee substitutions will be allowed.



Please contact Lauren Miller at 703-600-0354 or lmiller@ahrinet.org with any registration questions.

Tentative Agenda:
(All events listed are held at The Kimpton Sawyer unless noted)

Tuesday, June 7


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.                Registration


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                 Breakfast and Keynote Speaker

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Business in California – What’s on the Horizon?

                                                  Dawn Koepke - McHugh, Koepke & Associates

                                                  Robert Spiegel - California Manufacturers and Technology Association

                                                  Leah Silverthorne - California Chamber of Commerce


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.               Break  


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.              The Nuts and Bolts: Understanding California’s Competing Plastics Recycling Proposals


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              The Crafting of California’s Solution to the Plastics Problem: A Panel Discussion


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                Lunch and Speaker

                                                   CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister (Invited)


1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                The Vision for Building Decarbonization in California


1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                The Energy Grid: Capacity, Stability, and Demand Response, Oh My!


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Break


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                Housing Equity in a Decarbonized World


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                A Path Forward: Industry Compliance with Regulatory Requirements for Building Decarbonization


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                Group Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 8

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Breakfast with Keynote Speaker


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.                Title 24 and the 2025 Rulemaking

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.              The California Assembly: 2022 Legislative Priorities

                                                   Dawn Koepke – McHugh, Koepke & Associates

                                                   Blanca Rubio – Assemblymember, New Democrats


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              Need-to-Know: The Ins and Outs of Prop 65

                                                   Lauren Zeise – Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

                                                   Adam Regele – California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber)


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                Lunch and Speaker

                                                   Senator Nancy Skinner (Invited)


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                  Refrigerants General Session

                                                   1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: The Current State of HFC Regulations

                                                   1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: A Refrigerant-Focused Conversation with the California Air Resources Board
                                                   2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Enabling Low-Global Warming Potential Refrigerants in the California Building Codes

                                                   3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Refrigerant Management and Incentives


2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                 Water Heater Breakout Sessions

                                               2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: What’s on the Horizon: Demand Response for Water Heaters in California
                                                   3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Understanding the Air Quality Management Districts’ Approach to Ultra-Low NOx

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                 Offsite Social Event

                                                   Location: Punchbowl Social

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