The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to increase the minimum efficiency level for furnaces and boilers. It has been proposed that the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) would be increased from 78 percent to 80 percent for non-weatherized gas furnaces and 83 percent for weatherized gas furnaces.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to a new partnership committed to green building and sustainable development.
The Climate Action Network is beginning its tour to find out what Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address climate change. The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is committed to promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of sustainable energy and energy conservation and efficiency in British Columbia.
The Canadian GeoExchangeâ„¢ Coalition, a not-for-profit organization focused on geothermal heating and cooling technology, will host the 1st National GeoExchange Business and Policy Forum on Nov. 27-28, 2006.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft 1 Energy StarÂ® Version 2.0 furnace specification for general review and comment. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) submitted comments to EPA on the draft.
Mark Boncardo, HRAI Manufacturers Division chair, and Caroline Czajko, Manufacturers Division manager, represented HRAI at the International Council of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Manufacturers' Associations (ICARMA) meeting.
Nancy McKeraghan, principal of Canco Climatecare Heating and Air Conditioning, was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the association's 38th annual meeting.
Pierre Martin, president of Pro Kontrol, Laval, Quebec, was appointed chair of the Canadian Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Wholesalers (CHRAW) at the association's annual general meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.