While many in the industry are pleased the DOE has taken the opportunity to work together to develop its final rule, exactly how much of the working group’s recommendation the regulatory agency will adopt remains to be seen.
Working Group Meets for Nearly 100 Hours to Develop Rule
February 10, 2014
United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) praised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for finalizing new methods for rating and certifying commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and refrigeration equipment.
Federal Commercial Standards Updated to 2010 Version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
July 12, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new rule requiring new federal buildings to meet higher energy efficiency standards. The rule applies to buildings for which design begins on or after one year after publication in the Federal Register. It updates federal commercial standards to the 2010 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1.
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering creating minimum efficiency standards for clean-water commercial and industrial pumps — and they’re calling on industry leaders, manufacturers, industry associations, and other organizations for input.