Articles Tagged with ''Energy Star''

Canada Reintroduces Energy Star Specifications for Gas Furnaces

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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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Products That Break the Energy Star Barrier

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The goal of Energy Star is to help consumers save money and protect the environment through the use of energy-efficient products. The HVAC products shown here have earned the Energy Star label by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines, which Energy Star states will enhance the comfort of a home while saving energy.

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Contractors Embrace Energy Star Program

By Joanna R. Turpin
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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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Changes in Store for Energy Star

By Joanna R. Turpin
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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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EPA Holds Energy Reduction Contest

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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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Nov. 30, 2011: Winner of 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition Announced

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the winner of EPA’s 2011 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.

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Facilities Earn Energy Star Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) award for demonstrating leadership and a commitment to protecting peoples’ health and the environment.

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Rheem and Ruud Recognized by EPA

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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

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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

By Peter Powell
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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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