Glenn Hourahan directs ACCA’s technical activities in the creation and maintenance of design manuals, contractor accreditation programs, standards development, and in educational policy development for an evolving workforce. Related duties are in identification/generation of new approaches and opportunities, workforce development, creation of supporting technical documents, standards/code body interactions, and technical representation of the contracting community with allied organizations and associations. The overarching aim is to provide tools and information that support HVAC contractors in delivering energy-efficient, high quality indoor environments (comfort, health, and productivity).
Mr. Hourahan has 25+ years of experience in the HVACR industry and is a licensed professional engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Environmental Science from Johns HopkinsUniversity, and an MBA from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is actively involved with various committees of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and serves on the U.S. National Team of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Program.
Prior to joining ACCA in 2002, Mr. Hourahan was the Vice President of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute (ARTI) and Director of Technology at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI; now known as the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, AHRI). In this concurrent role, he was instrumental in the establishment and management of several multi-year, multi-million dollar research initiatives for the HVAC industry. Previously, he worked for Automatic Equipment Sales (an independent distributor of HVACR equipment) and Dunham-Bush Inc. (a manufacturer of screw compressors and chiller packages).