The ARC Board of Directors authorizes all research projects and establishes Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) as necessary to oversee specific projects. A Refrigerant Technical Advisory Committee was very active in ARC's early years, investigating alternative refrigerants for use in refrigerator-freezers and room air conditioners. An Insulation TAC was very active in overseeing a project on disposal options for foam blowing agents.
The mission of ARC
was later changed to allow the consortium to be
used for all technical research
The Appliance Research Corporation is organized so that interested suppliers of components, products, or services can participate in Corporation projects and contribute their technical expertise.