Four Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) (Arlington, VA) product sections have begun work on new international standards. They are: air-to-air recovery ventilation equipment, air conditioning and heat transfer equipment, desiccant cooling and dehumidification equipment, and thermal storage equipment.

These sections asked the ARI Secretariat of ISO Technical Committee 86, Subcommittee 6, to prepare New Work Item Proposals on the following testing and rating standards: central station air-handling units, air-to-air energy recovery ventilation, desiccant dehumidification components, and thermal storage equipment used for cooling.