HVAC Breaking News

June 30, 2010: AHRI Submits Comments to DOE on Energy Efficiency Enforcement Regulations

June 30, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding proposed revisions to the Department’s energy efficiency enforcement regulations. In its comments, AHRI supported continuation of third-party submission of certification reports, recommended that DOE focus its enforcement attention on products for which there are no third-party Voluntary Industry Certification Program (VICP), and recommended that recertification only be required when the energy efficiency or energy consumption of a basic model increases or decreases by more than 5 percent.

However, in those comments, AHRI opposed DOE’s proposal for a new annual certification reporting requirement on the grounds that it would be redundant, as AHRI submits regular certification reports to the Department already, and the association said an annual report would contain no new or different information. AHRI also opposed a proposed requirement for a unified model numbering system, believing it to be unwarranted and outside of DOE’s authority.

Publication date: 06/28/2010

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

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



Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.


Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-21-14 cover

2014 July 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 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.


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


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con