HVAC Breaking News

Aug. 12, 2011: AHRI Says DOE Idea to Regulate Commercial and Industrial Fans Is Unnecessary

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) urging the agency to abandon its proposal to regulate commercial and industrial fans, blowers, and fume hoods.

AHRI stated that either a test procedure or energy conservation standard rulemaking for these products is unnecessary, duplicative, and will not achieve any additional energy savings for the nation because systems that include these components are already subject to DOE energy conservation standards. “Regulation of commercial and industrial fans and blowers is impractical because the standalone performance is different from the fan or blower performance within a system,” noted AHRI. In addition, said the association, DOE’s intentions are based on analyses conducted on outdated data.

AHRI commented, “From our review of this notice of proposed determination of coverage, it is clear that DOE has underestimated the energy savings that are achieved through the major energy building codes in the U.S. and through existing DOE energy conservation standards for commercial equipment.” Therefore, the association sees “no compelling reasons why DOE should venture into regulating these products.”

Publication date:08/08/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 05-25-15 cover

2015 May 25

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con