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NSF Publishes Standard

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NSF Intl. has published the first in a series of American National Standards for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems. 


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March Online Poll: What best describes your thoughts on the Department of Energy’s rule establishing regional standards?


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ANSI Approves ASSE Standards

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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved two American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) standards addressing fall protection. The standards are part of the Z359 Fall Protection Code.


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Federal Preemption Upheld in AHRI Case

By Herb Woerpel
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Local municipalities may not require residents to install HVAC equipment that exceeds federally preempted standards. That is the message Judge Martha Vazquez, of the Federal District Court for the District of New Mexico, shared in her Jan. 25 ruling in AHRI v. City of Albuquerque.


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Building Performance Council Launched

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) launched its Building Performance Council (BPC).


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DOE Creates Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Advisory Committee

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it will establish a committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters concerning its Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program’s test procedures and rulemaking process.


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Coming Soon to Every Home Near You: Regional Standards

By Kimberly Schwartz
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This month on www.achrnews.com we are running an online poll to gauge our web visitors’ opinions on the regional standards rule established by the Department of Energy (DOE). Although the poll has only been up for a week at the time of writing this column, I am already disturbed by the early results.


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Industry Responds to Regional Enforcement Proposals

By Herb Woerpel
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With the new regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps set to become effective beginning in May 2013, many in the industry are wondering: How does the Department of Energy (DOE) intend to enforce these standards?


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ACCA CEO Optimistic for Upcoming Year

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Despite lingering economic blight, a gridlocked political climate, and mild winter temperatures, Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), is beaming with optimism.


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Talking Refrigerants and Regional Standards With Your Customers

By Butch Welsch
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We, as contractors, have to walk a very fine line when it comes to deciding what issues/opportunities we go after. The reason for this is that we have a responsibility to our customers to make them aware of upcoming issues in order that they, the customers, may make informed decisions regarding the issues confronting them.


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