Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Residential

SMACNA's Residential Council is comprised of members performing residential and light commercial work. This page was developed to focus on issues and trends in the sector, including: energy efficiency, indoor air quality (IAQ), service contracting, and geothermal applications.  The Council updates this page regularly with information on the latest market opportunities, regulatory and legislative activities, and new technology applications.

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