Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Changes in Store for Energy Star

February 6, 2012
This year will bring plenty of changes to the Energy Star program, including implementation of Version 3 of its New Homes program. Most of the new guidelines became mandatory on Jan. 1. The rest kick in after July 1.


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Wholesalers in Early Days of New Allocations

February 6, 2012
HCFC-22 may not have been historically a refrigeration refrigerant, but it sure has been high on the minds of those wholesalers who deal with a lot of refrigeration products.


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Jan. 23, 2012: R-22 Supplies in Question

January 23, 2012
Production and importation of HCFC refrigerants including R-22 have been on hold since the first of the year while the industry waits for an official go-ahead from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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EPA Holds Energy Reduction Contest

December 26, 2011
In May 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its second year, the competition featured teams from 245 buildings across the United States.


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Dec. 19, 2011: EPA Approves Three Hydrocarbon Refrigerants for Use in Refrigerators and Freezers

December 19, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternative refrigerants in small commercial and household refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.


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Rheem and Ruud Recognized by EPA

October 17, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the Energy Star® Most Efficient designation. According to Rheem, the Rheem Prestige Series RASL-JEC, 18 SEER, R-410A condensing unit and the Ruud Ultra Series UASL-JEC model have both earned the designation for 2011.


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Oct. 7, 2011: Market Share for Energy Star Qualified New Homes Reaches 25 Percent

October 7, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built nationally in 2010 earned EPA’s Energy Star, up from 21 percent in 2009.


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Peter’s Point of View: New Wave of Specifications

September 26, 2011
An oft-repeated comment from me in recent years is that while the air conditioning side of the HVACR industry has been dealing with 13 SEER and R-410A as its basic components, we over on the refrigeration side deal with a wide range of efficiency standards.


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Aug. 29, 2011: Manufacturers Ask EPA to Close Loophole Allowing Dry R-22 Units

August 29, 2011
Five major HVAC manufacturers have sent a letter to the EPA requesting a rulemaking to close the loophole that is allowing the continued sale of R-22 a/c units.


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EPA, DOE Recognize Energy Star Products

August 22, 2011
The EPA and DOE announced recognition of products seen as the most energy-efficient in their categories among those that have earned the Energy Star label.


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