NCI Membership Application

National Comfort Institute Membership Application & Agreement

NCI Membership is company-based. All applications subject to approval.

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High Performance HVAC Alliance


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$999/mo

NCI Membership with Learning Excellence Premium


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$750/mo

NCI Membership with Learning Excellence Live


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$450/mo

NCI Membership with Learning Excellence Online


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$450/mo

NCI Membership


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$100/mo

Membership Add-Ons


Add-on ComfortMaxx Pulse™

$50/mo

Add-on ComfortMaxx Verify™

$100/mo

Add-on ComfortMaxx Verify™

$50/mo

Add-on ComfortMaxx Verify™

$50/mo

Company Billing Information

  Required Fields.
Company Name:
   Hereinafter "Company"
DBA (optional):
Company Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Country:
Company Phone:
Fax:
Website:

Company Shipping Information

 Shipping Address Same As Company Address
Company Shipping Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Country:

Primary Contact Information

Primary Owner/Manager:
Title:
Email Address (for username):
Phone:
  Mobile:

Additional Primary (optional):
Title:
Email Address (for username):
Phone:
  Mobile:
Additional users can be added/removed at any time. During the onboarding process you will have the opportunity to add as many team members as you'd like.

Additional Company Information

Products You Sell and Service
(check all that apply):
Ventilation
Humidifiers
Dehumidifiers
Building Controls
Zoning Systems
Whole House Air Cleaners
Geothermal
Boilers/Hydronic Heating
Heat Pumps
Forced Air Heating
Air Conditioning
Whole House Dehumidifiers
Domestic Water Heating
Evaporative Cooling
Solar
Insulation
Kitchen Exhaust and Make-up Air
Services Offered
(check all that apply):
Equipment Add-on/Replacement
New Construction
HVAC Repair Services
Maintenance Agreements
Emergency Service
Combustion and Carbon Monoxide Testing
Air Balancing
Indoor Air Quality
Duct Cleaning
Duct Sealing
HVAC System Performance Testing
HVAC System Renovation
Whole-House Testing
Infrared/Thermographic Imaging
Envelope testing and Sealing
Design/Build Services
Geographic Areas Served:
Year Business Formed:
Total Number of Employees:
Number of Field Staff - Technicians & Installers:
Markets Served - indicate percentage of business:
% Residential Replacement and Service
% Residential New Construction
% Light Commercial Replacement and Service
% Light Commercial New Construction
% Large Commercial (Built Up Systems)
% Commercial Refrigeration
% Industrial and Process HVAC
Annual Sales:
Number of Salespeople:
Associations & Memberships:
Primary Equipment Brand:
Secondary Equipment Brands:
Distributors:
Company Description:

Billing Information

Membership:
Total:
Company Billing Address:
 Billing Address Same As Company Address
Name on Credit Card:
Credit Card Number:
Credit Card Expiration:
Credit Card CVV Code:

What is the CVV Number?
Company Address:
City:
State: Zip:
Country:

Membership Agreement

Please read through the terms of membership:

Applicant authorizes NCI to verify any information relating to the Company that it deems necessary. This authorization will be effective as of the date of the agreement for the purposes stipulated, and will remain in effect until NCI receives 30 days written notice of termination along with payment of dues for 30 days beginning the first day of the next month. Changes in the Company's credit card information must be made to NCI no later than the last day of the month prior to when the change takes effect.

Dues are payable through monthly recurring charge to a major credit card, or automatic bank withdrawal (ACH).

Notice to Applicant: A copy of the approved application will be provided upon acceptance by NCI. Applicant acknowledges that applicant has read the entire Agreement. Applicant acknowledges and agrees that upon acceptance by NCI this agreement (including the Terms and Conditions in this agreement), will become a binding contract between the parties.

NATIONAL COMFORT INSTITUTE, INC.
MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Grant of Right. National Comfort Institute, Inc. (hereinafter "NCI") hereby grants to Company (defined to be the applicant on the face of this document) a non-exclusive, non-transferable right and privilege (the "Right") to become a member of NCI, and use the training programs, services and/or products developed or provided by NCI (the "NCI Work Product") which incorporate proprietary programs, techniques, methods, forms, procedures, services in connection with, among others, the plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning refrigeration, and electrical business.
  2. Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date provided on the face of this Agreement and remain in effect until terminated by either party pursuant to Section 5 herein.
  3. Dues. In consideration for the grant of the Right, Company agrees to pay NCI the amount as set forth on the front of this Agreement. If monthly payment option is selected, payment of the annual dues shall be made by the Company which will occur no later than the 5th day of each calendar month. NCI reserves the right to modify the monthly dues and the payment terms and conditions upon thirty (30) days written notice to the Company. If the Company fails to pay the monthly dues within the time period specified above, Company shall pay a late fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
  4. Company Obligations.
    1. Company hereby acknowledges that NCI's Work Product is unique, proprietary and confidential and is only made available to entities in the HVACR, plumbing, and electrical, and energy services industries by terms of this Agreement. Accordingly, Company agrees not to disclose NCI's Work Product and to return same to NCI and/or discontinue its use, upon termination of this Agreement. Further Company agrees that it shall not without NCI's written consent, use NCI's Work Product to develop, produce, market or sell any other service or product, excepting a product or service utilized solely by Company for its HVAC service business. If during the course of this Agreement or for a period of two (2) years thereafter, Company produces, develops or creates an improvement, upgrade or betterment (jointly referred to as a "betterment") whether such betterment is the subject matter of a patent, patent application, trade or service mark or copyright or not, then in such event Company does hereby grant to NCI an unrestricted, exclusive, royalty free license to use or sublicense such betterment.
    2. Company shall not use any communication vehicle made available through NCI, including the website or other NCI communications vehicles to solicit other NCI members or for any other purpose except as authorized by NCI by terms of this Agreement. Company shall not disclose any membership list of NCI to anyone during or after the term of this agreement.
    3. Company shall cause its agents and representatives to abide by NCI's Code of Ethics attached hereto.
  5. Termination. This Agreement shall automatically terminate upon the occurrence of any of the following events:
    1. Thirty (30) days written notice by either party.
    2. A material breach of the Agreement by Company not cured within ten (10) days notice.
    3. Failure of Company to pay the membership dues prescribed by the application and Article 3 of these Terms and Conditions.
    4. Actions by Company or its agents or representatives that violate the Code of Ethics or that constitute illegal or unethical conduct.
    5. Discontinuance of NCI's programs and services.
  6. Renewal of Lapsed Membership. Should Company terminate this agreement, and at a later date decide to rejoin the membership, this action shall be considered renewal of existing membership. Company agrees that he or she must catch up on missed membership dues for the period of non-payment for up to 12 months. After 12 months from the original termination, renewal shall be considered a new membership application.
  7. Relationship of the Parties. The parties recognize and acknowledge that this Agreement is not intended to nor does it create a franchise, fiduciary, partnership, employment or other relationship between the parties, other than as contracting parties.
  8. Consequential Damages. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in no event shall NCI be liable, whether arising under contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for loss of anticipated profits due to non-operation or increased expense of operation, service interruption, claims of customers, cost of money, loss of use of capital or revenue, or for any special, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any nature arising at any time or from any cause whatsoever.
  9. Indemnification of NCI. In the event NCI shall be subject to any claim, demand or cause of action or other judicial or administrative proceeding by reason of any claimed act or omission of Company, its employees or agents, or by reason of any act or omission with respect to the business or operation of Company (including, but not limited to Company's use of NCI's programs, products and services), Company shall indemnify and hold NCI and their officers, directors, representatives harmless from and against all judgments, settlements, penalties and expenses, including attorneys' fees and other expenses of litigation incurred by or imposed on NCI in connection with such claim, demand, cause of action or administrative proceeding. This paragraph shall survive the termination of the Agreement.
  10. Web Sites. NCI shall not be liable to Company or Company's customers for the content and accuracy of the information, data or communications on the Company's web sites which may be provided by NCI's or NCI's contractor pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
  11. Member Rewards Program. Company shall notify all vendors that NCI (through its Member Rewards program) is authorized to receive vendor rebates and other vendor benefits, paid or accrued, attributable to Company vendor purchases made during the term of this Agreement.
  12. Amendments and Waivers.
    1. Any provision of this Agreement may be amended or waived if, but only if, such amendment or waiver is in writing and is signed, in the case of an amendment, by NCI and Company, or in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom the waiver is to be effective.
    2. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies herein provided shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law.
  13. Successors and Assigns. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and insure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns; provided that Company may not assign, delegate or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the consent of NCI.
  14. Choice of Law; Venue. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to any choice of law provisions. Any claim brought hereunder may only be brought in the courts having jurisdiction in Lorain County, Ohio. Company and NCI acknowledge and agree that said courts are the proper and exclusive venue and waive all claims and defenses based on improper or inconvenient forum. Company and NCI acknowledge and agree that said courts have personal jurisdiction over them and hereby waive all claims and defenses to the contrary.
CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL NCI MEMBER COMPANIES
  • We agree to abide by, and fully accept NCI's standards of conduct as described below.
  • We, the members, agree to practice and promote ethical and moral behavior in all aspects of our business relationships.
  • We agree to embrace and promote the qualities of honesty, integrity and respect, and to abide by all applicable governing laws, regulations, and statutes in the conduct of our business.
  • We will not be involved in, or condone the solicitation of hiring other members' employees.
  • We will not use NCI's membership directory to email, transmit, distribute, publish or disseminate any information not expressly approved by NCI.
  • We will not disclose or breach the confidentiality of NCI's work product.
If joining the High Performance HVAC Alliance, the following Agreement also pertains:

ELECTRIC & GAS INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Contractor agrees to adhere to EGIA's standard of providing superior service and products and to promote energy efficient residential and / or business upgrades. Contractor shall not engage in any type of fraud, misrepresentation, or unfair or deceptive practices in any form of sales, marketing or advertising.
  2. Contractor shall possess and maintain in good standing all licenses, certificates, insurance and bonding required by state and local laws.
  3. Contractor will make no specific guarantee of energy savings resulting from equipment or services, which are not provided, by the equipment manufacturer or authorized state or federal agency.
  4. Contractors shall not use EGIA's corporate name or logo without abiding by EGIA's logo use guidelines. This includes the Authorized Contractor and GEOSmart logos which are only available to financing approved contractors.
  5. Contractor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold EGIA, its utility partners or energy efficiency/renewable program sponsors harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, claims and costs arising from or pertaining to the acts or omissions of the Contractor, it's agents, employees and subcontractors and for any breaches of Contractor's warranties and obligations under this agreement.
  6. The GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse Program, sponsored by EGIA, is offered as an EGIA member benefit. EGIA does not approve or decline contractors or customers for the program. All underwriting is performed by EGIA's financial services partners.
  7. EGIA's financial service providers are solely responsible for providing any credit decisions. EGIA assumes no responsibility for "approving" or "denying" loan applications.
  8. EGIA membership is not required for contractors who are only participating in EGIA administered utility and state sponsored energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
  9. EGIA membership is required for all contractors wishing to utilize any of EGIA's exclusive member benefit programs or offer EGIA financing outside of an EGIA utility or state sponsored program.
I hearby agree to the terms of membership and request annual membership.


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