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ASHRAE Proposed 62.1 Alternative

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Public comment is being sought on the proposed allowance of an additional default value to the ventilation rate procedure in ASHRAE’s indoor air quality standard.


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Oct. 27, 2011: DOE Confirms Direct Final Rule Establishing Regional Efficiency Standards

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice confirming adoption of the direct final rule establishing regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps.


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Industry Awaits Regional Standards Ruling

By Kimberly Schwartz
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Regional standards for HVAC equipment have been a hot topic of discussion in the industry, and the proposed rule for the standards could be finalized next week. Currently, the Department of Energy (DOE) is making the rule available for public comment until today, Oct. 17.


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CIPHEX Roadshow Highlights New Lead Rules

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The CIPHEX Roadshow, a plumbing, heating, hydronics (hot water) and water treatment expo taking place at the Delta Regina on Oct. 20, will feature a special informational session on the new and coming standards for lead in plumbing products.


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Sept. 30, 2011: ACCA Announces Public Review of Manual J8 Revision, Re-designation, Consolidation

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its Manual J8.


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Sept. 29, 2011: House Subcommittee Examines Standards to Support Smart Grid

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The House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing to examine the status of efforts to develop open standards for smart grid technologies and drive innovation within smart grid development.


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RSES, ACCA Team Up

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RSES has partnered with Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to offer American National Standards Institute- (ANSI) recognized quality standards to its members.


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Industry Questions DOE’s Guidelines

By Kimberly Schwartz
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The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the midst of creating guidelines that could become the standard to which contractors must be certified to do work involving federal funds. However, a coalition of industry organizations says the guidelines are flawed.


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