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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.