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  • A web site that lists kitchen remodeling centers all over the country and offers new product information.
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) The National Association of Realtors is a professional association representsing nearly 720,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry Manufacturers of building products, remodeling contractors and other firms in the home improvement industry.
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association The National Kitchen and Bath Association is a growing non-profit trade association with more than 36,000 members.  As a consumer, you can take advantage of NKBA’s presence in the kitchen and bath industry through their web site, and free workbook or by speaking to a representative at 1-877-NKBA-PRO.
  • Steel Recycling Institute Provides information on recycling home appliances.  For disposal options in your area, please call 1-800-YES-1-CAN.
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Indoor Air Quality

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  • Steel On the Net Provides free global steel industry news (and appliance industry news), steel industry opinions, classified advertising, exhibitions information, capacity and trade statistics.
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Related Associations

  • AHAM/ NARDA EPA CFC Refrigerant Recovery Program

    The U.S. Clean Air Act was amended in 1990 to include regulation and control of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used by the automotive and appliance industries.  Title VI of the Amendment, entitled “Stratospheric Ozone Protection”, was enacted to reduce the use and emissions of CFCs and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to the lowest achievable level and to encourage the capture and recycling of such substances.  The amendments also established new standards for the safe disposal of these substances and instituted federally mandated certification procedures for those engaged in servicing any equipment or appliances that contain refrigerant.  

    The good practice of no venting and responsible use principles apply to HFC refrigerants as well, which are now used as substitutes for CFCs and HCFCs..

    The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the National Association of Retail Dealers of America (NARDA) were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1993 to jointly provide an open-book, mail-in technician certification program for Type I technicians that covers all of the material specified in 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F.  Type I technicians are those certified by an EPA approved technician certification program to service or repair small appliances (products that are fully manufactured, charged and hermetically sealed in a factory with 5 pounds or less of refrigerant).  As of November 1994, all technicians must be certified under this program and the sale of CFCs and HCFCs is restricted to certified technicians.

    Individuals certified by the AHAM/NARDA program are considered properly certified in accordance with the EPA requirements under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

    Individuals interested in taking the Type I certification test may order an AHAM/NARDA test packet by: emailing, calling toll free to: 1.800.621.0298 or 847.375.4713 with a MasterCard or VISA credit card number, or sending a check or money order to: NARDA CFC Test, 4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview IL 60025.  Each test packet is $50.00.  For more information, visit

  • Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
    The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) ASHRAE is the society for the professional engineering community and publishers of ASHRAE Handbooks.
  • Certified Service Center The mission of the Certified Service Center program is to encourage professionalism within the service industry and to publicly identify those service facilities that strive to provide honest, competent and professional service.
  • Coin Laundry Association CLA represents the manufacturers of commercial and coin operated laundry equipment.
  • Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) CEA represents the manufacturers of consumer electronics and sponsors the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
  • Cookware Manufacturers Association Publisher of cookware and bakeware engineering standards and the Consumer Guide to Cookware.
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association HPBA is an international trade association representing and promoting the interests of the hearth products industry in North America.
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Membership includes processors, brokers and consumers of scrap metal, glass, plastics, textiles, paper and rubber.
  • International Housewares Association IHA is the sponsors of the annual International Housewares Show.
  • National Appliance Service Association (NASA) Members are owners of portable small appliance repair centers. Appliance manufacturers and suppliers also participate in the organization.
  • National Coil Coating Association (NCCA)

    The NCCA consists of 160 member companies that are at the forefront of the industry. They provide the coil coating service and are leading manufactures and suppliers of metal, coatings, chemicals, and equipment. The members of the organization also process and warehouse the coil coated products prior to its delivery to the user industries.

  • National Kitchen and Bath Association This industry trade association provides tips and tools to get started on a kitchen or bath remodeling project.
  • National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
  • North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA) Organization for independent dealers, consumer electronics and appliance retailers.
  • Porcelain Enamel Institute This association represents the makers of porcelain enamel products and suppliers of raw materials.
  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA)

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