The current law ‘has not been updated to reflect new technologies and economic realities’
June 10, 2016
Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today called on Congress to reform the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), the law governing product energy efficiency standards.
The European Union’s stringent energy efficiency regulations are influencing policies in other regions, report finds
June 8, 2016
During the past five years, the number of energy efficiency polices around the world has continued to increase, notes Navigant Research. While policies vary by region and country, and with more developed nations taking more stringent approaches, a lack of enforcement remains a significant barrier to implementation.
Up until recently, sales of air-source heat pumps were on a tear, growing from 1.6 million units in 2009 to 2.3 million units in 2014, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). But, in 2015, sales of heat pumps slipped 3.6 percent from the previous year.
Surplus 13 SEER equipment from the US can be sold in Canada
April 18, 2016
HVAC efficiency standards have changed in the U.S., creating an opportunity for Canadians dealers. Distributors and manufacturers in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the U.S. need to sell 13 SEER inventory by July 2016. Canadian dealers can purchase this equipment at significant savings.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to follow its own procedures when promulgating rules, and is seeking suspension of a current rulemaking for revising commercial boiler efficiency standards until its established process is followed.
The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) has approved an agreement reached by manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates acting as part of a working group to set new energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).
Businesses expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills
December 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and commercial warm air furnaces that DOE said will save more energy than any other standard issued to date.
As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works on its final rule and Congress works on possibly delaying that rule, HVAC industry stakeholders have settled into a holding pattern with no other option than to wait and see what happens next.
For non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces, DOE is proposing a standard of 92 percent AFUE
February 11, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting regarding energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces. DOE also announced that it will host a public meeting on March 26, 2015.
DOE Will Hold a Public Meeting/Webinar on the Proposed Rulemaking on Oct. 29, 2014
September 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and public meeting for energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs).