Articles Tagged with ''standards''

DOE Adopts New Standards

January 30, 2012
The Department of Energy (DOE) adopted new energy conservation standards for commercial ice-cream freezers; self-contained commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, and commercial refrigerator-freezers without doors; and remote condensing commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, and commercial refrigerator-freezers.

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Honeywell Implements Demand Response in China

January 23, 2012
Honeywell International recently announced an agreement with the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) to implement China’s first smart grid demand response project.

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Dec. 20, 2011: CEA Announces Formation of Smart Grid Interface Standards Committee

December 20, 2011
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has announced the formation of a new committee to advance the standardization of the Modular Communications Interface (MCI) specification. CEA said the new standard will benefit manufacturers, utilities, service providers, and consumers as it creates a path to smart grid ready products.

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NGWA Develops HP Standard

December 19, 2011

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has announced plans to develop an American National Standards Institute third-party accredited standard for the construction of vertical boreholes used in closed-loop ground source heat pump systems.

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Dec. 15, 2011: Public Meeting on Regional Standards Enforcement Available Via Webinar

December 15, 2011
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is making contractors aware that tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 9 a.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will jointly host a public meeting on the enforcement of regional standards for HVAC equipment. Those who cannot travel to D.C. can participate remotely via webinar.

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Nov. 29, 2011: DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to ASHRAE 90.1-2010

November 29, 2011
Following its analysis that ASHRAE’s 2010 energy efficiency standard contains significant energy savings over the 2007 standard, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a ruling that establishes the 2010 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.

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Nov. 25, 2011: ACCA Announces Third Review of Existing Home Evaluation and Performance Standard

November 25, 2011
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) third public review period for a new standard, “Existing Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement.”

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DOE Finalizes Regional Standards

New Residential Standards Confirmed for Furnaces, A/Cs, Heat Pumps
November 14, 2011
After much debate, new regional standards for HVAC equipment have become a reality. On Oct. 25, the Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed that it adopted new residential appliance standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.

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BPI Seeks Applicants for Standards Committee

November 7, 2011
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its Standards Technical Committee (STC).

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Nov. 1, 2011: Contractor, HARDI’s Talbot Gee Point Out Problems With Regional Standards

November 1, 2011
At the 2011 Annual HARDI Conference, Dave Kyle, a HVAC contractor, noted that regional efficiency standards could be problematic. Talbot Gee, executive vice president and COO of HARDI, highlighted the significant opposition to the rule.

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