Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Will R-22 Phasedown Jump-Start Reclaimers?

April 2, 2012
What will it take to jump-start more use of reclaimed HCFC-22 to service the huge inventory of equipment running on that refrigerant? The EPA and the dozens of companies offering reclamation services are hoping the most recent announcement of a potential 45 percent reduction in virgin R-22 coming to market.


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Contractors Promote Reclamation

April 2, 2012
How ready are contractors to embrace refrigerant reclamation? The answer depends on who you talk to. But some contractors are already plugged into the reclamation option — and hoping their colleagues, who might not be doing so, will soon join them.


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Letters From Our Readers: April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012
This letter is in response to the editorial by Kimberly Schwartz, “Coming Soon to Every Home Near You: Regional Standards,” March 19.


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March 28, 2012: Ingersoll Rand Receives EPA Climate Leadership Award

March 28, 2012
Ingersoll-Rand plc was recognized at the first annual Climate Leadership Awards for the company’s efforts to publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and publicly set aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals.


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Panasonic Earns Energy Star Honor

March 26, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Panasonic Home & Environment Co. the 2012 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence award in recognition of its continued leadership in manufacturing innovative and energy-efficient ventilation fans.


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March 7, 2012: Nearly Half of Energy Star Leaders Achieve 20 Percent Energy Efficiency Savings

March 7, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that nearly half of the organizations recognized as Energy Star Leaders have improved the energy efficiency of their building portfolios by 20 percent or more.


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HC Refrigerants Finding Foothold in U.S.

February 27, 2012
Now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has greenlighted the use of a number of hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in certain refrigeration applications, many in the industry have questions about these refrigerants and their potential uses.


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Canada Reintroduces Energy Star Specifications for Gas Furnaces

February 13, 2012
Canada reintroduced its Energy Star® specifications for gas-fired forced air furnaces, Feb. 1. Only models that have been third-party certified as meeting Version 3.0 or Version 4.0 requirements will appear on the Energy Star qualified product list.


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EPA Proposes Faster R-22 Phaseout

February 6, 2012
How much HCFC-22 will be available to contractors in 2012 is an unanswered question as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers a faster phaseout of HCFCs. The EPA began the year by issuing a proposal called Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Adjustments to the Allowance System for Controlling HCFC Production, Import, and Export.


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Contractors Embrace Energy Star Program

February 6, 2012
HVAC contractors are embracing Energy Star for New Homes Version 3, with many noting that even though they must now become certified to participate in the program its stricter guidelines improve quality, reduce callbacks, and raise the bar for the industry.


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