Articles Tagged with ''regional efficiency standards''

July 17, 2014: HVAC Representatives to Serve on DOE Regional Standards Working Group

The Working Group Restarts the Negotiated Rulemaking Process
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to establish a rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate proposed regional energy efficiency standards. Two HVAC professionals have been announced as participants in this group.


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Regional Standards Was the Never Ending Story

By Kyle Gargaro
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The biggest winners in this story are the distributors who continued to fight the DOE even though many — including yours truly — felt they should give up the fight. 


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Feb. 25, 2014: Seventy-Four Percent of HVAC Contractors Unaware of 2015 Efficiency Standards

Many HVAC Contractors Are Not Prepared to Address Changes with Customers
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Seventy-four percent of HVAC contractors are unaware of the upcoming 2015 regional standards for residential unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year
By Joanna R. Turpin
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The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
By Jen Anesi
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A recently issued court order is likely to stretch the HVAC industry’s regional efficiency standards saga into 2014.


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Aug. 21, 2013: Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
By Jen Anesi
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order on Aug. 19 requesting that parties involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit agree to a briefing schedule within 30 days.


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May 29, 2013: HARDI, DOE Respond to APGA Motion in Regional Standards Case

Court Has Yet to Rule on Regional Standards Settlement Agreement
By Jen Anesi
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While a pending settlement agreement led many industry members to believe an end to the regional energy-efficiency standards saga was near, continued legal maneuvering and a stressed judicial system has many convinced that a resolution may in fact be months away.


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Court Puts Regional Standards on Ice

Legal Decision Places Definitive Hold on Enforcement Until Court Rules on Pending Lawsuit
By Matt Bishop
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The court granted an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to stay the standards which would’ve required residential nonweatherized natural gas furnaces installed in 30 Northern states to have an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent.


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May 17, 2013: Motion Filed to Reconsider Regional Furnace Rule Stay

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In the ongoing regional standards lawsuit, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking that it reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the regional furnace standards rule, but also asked the parties to re-brief all of the main issues.


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May 1, 2013: Court Grants Motion to Stay Regional Furnace Rules

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled favorably today on an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) requesting a stay of the May 1, 2013, compliance date for the implementation of regional furnace standards. 


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