The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of the city of New Orleans’ NOLA Wise program, one of DOE’s Better Buildings Neighborhood projects. The initiative will allow participants to increase the comfort and affordability of their homes through energy-saving home improvements.
After much debate, new regional standards for HVAC equipment have become a reality. On Oct. 25, the Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed that it adopted new residential appliance standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.
At the 2011 Annual HARDI Conference, Dave Kyle, a HVAC contractor, noted that regional efficiency standards could be problematic. Talbot Gee, executive vice president and COO of HARDI, highlighted the significant opposition to the rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.