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Oct. 27, 2011: DOE Confirms Direct Final Rule Establishing Regional Efficiency Standards

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice confirming adoption of the direct final rule establishing regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps.


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DOE Has an Entry for A/C Challenge

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has received the first official submission by a manufacturer to a voluntary challenge for a new generation of high-efficiency cost-effective air conditioners for commercial buildings.


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Oct. 3, 2011: AHRI and NATE Work to Get HVACR Represented in Retrofit Workforce Guidelines

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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that AHRI and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) have been working closely with DOE to ensure that the HVACR industry is appropriately represented in its Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades.


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DOE Awards Money for Projects

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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the awarding of $38 million over three years for projects to accelerate the development of promising geothermal energy technologies.


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Sept. 21, 2011: Grant Awarded to Develop Next-Generation Building Integrated Photovoltaics

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As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative, Dow Solar, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., has been awarded a $12.8 million, three-year grant to fund a program to significantly reduce the cost of building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products.


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Industry Questions DOE’s Guidelines

By Kimberly Schwartz
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The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the midst of creating guidelines that could become the standard to which contractors must be certified to do work involving federal funds. However, a coalition of industry organizations says the guidelines are flawed.


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ASHRAE Standard Set

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Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy-efficiency standard, under recent rulings issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the standard saves more energy than the 2004 version.
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Sept. 2, 2011: ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Established as National Reference Standard

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Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy efficiency standard.


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EPA, DOE Recognize Energy Star Products

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The EPA and DOE announced recognition of products seen as the most energy-efficient in their categories among those that have earned the Energy Star label.


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Aug. 17, 2011: Centerpoint Energy and DOE Announce Results of Pilot Project on Home Energy Use

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CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s electric transmission and distribution subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have released survey results from a 500 participant smart meter in-home display pilot program begun last fall.
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