Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Regulatory Challenges Discussed at Symposium

Refrigeration Technology, Regulations Headline Latest Meeting
December 2, 2013

Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology. 


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Supermarket Chain BGC Joins GreenChill

Brookshire Grocery Co. has 153 Stores
August 19, 2013
Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC), which operates 153 stores in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill partnership. 


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EPA Strengthens Energy Star Refrigerator and Freezer Requirements

Connected Features Are Encouraged
August 19, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its Energy Star requirements for residential refrigerators and freezers. The updated requirements raise the bar for energy efficiency in these products and, for the first time, encourage manufacturers to include optional connected features. 


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Consumer Media Spreading the Word on Industry Concerns

TV Station Airs Story on R-22 Phaseout
August 19, 2013
We should always be happy when the media outside our industry draws attention to the challenges faced by HVACR contractors.


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July 22, 2013: Senate Confirms Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

McCarthy Has Been with EPA Since 2009
July 22, 2013
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McCarthy previously served as assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.


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EPA Revising Energy Star Specification

Framework Document Now Available for Review
July 22, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intention to revise the Energy Star Version 4.1 Central Air Conditioner and Air-Source Heat Pump (CAC/ASHP) specification.


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Ice Breaker: Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

March 4, 2013

Gone are the days of the three basic refrigerants: R-12, R-22, and R-502. Today’s technicians need to be well-educated on all of the refrigerants they encounter.


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ACCA Prepares for the Future

February 25, 2013

No matter what success the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) might find, president and CEO Paul Stalknecht isn’t one to let the group rest on its laurels. In fact, he’s on a mission to make sure ACCA is proactive in preparing for the future.


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Energy Star for New Homes Flourishes

February 11, 2013

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the rollout of version 3 of its Energy Star for New Homes program, and more HVAC contractors became involved in this process to certify efficient homes.


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American DG Energy Recognized

May 14, 2012
American DG Energy (ADGE) was recognized for the sixth consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) partnership for the carbon emissions reductions of the company’s CHP systems.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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