A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and ACCA that establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review. ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211P, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, is open for public comment until Sept. 19, 2016.
While transformation in buildings has been brewing for decades, the new goals of policy — in the U.S. and around the world — will require much more coherence from every corner of the HVAC industry. A group of more than 40 industry leaders met with that goal in mind at Danfoss’s 26th EnVisioneering Symposium — Tomorrow’s Buildings: New Driving Forces — June 7 in Washington, District of Columbia.
There are many options for renting portable coolers, but in a pinch, how can contractors guarantee they’ll get what customers need? Here are some guidelines to ensure a company rents the right portable equipment and some tips for speeding up the response time.
While certain provisions within the House and/or Senate versions of the bill have received support from industry and environmental organizations, many differences exist between the House and Senate versions of the bill that must be reconciled during conferencing.
In addition to the final determination stating that the DOE will now regulate portable air conditioners, the agency also issued new rules for test procedures for portable air conditioners and is currently developing energy conservation standards for these units.
Improper installations can significantly reduce HVAC equipment efficiency
June 21, 2016
Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO, sent a letter to state energy offices through the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) explaining the value of following ACCA’s Quality Installation (QI) Standard when installing new heating and cooling equipment in residential buildings.
AHRI, ASHRAE, US DOE partnership devotes $5.2 million to broaden knowledge
June 20, 2016
The research program is part of an ongoing global effort to phase down the use of high-GWP refrigerants and identify appropriate climate-friendly alternatives. The DOE will contribute $3 million; ASHRAE, $1.2 million; and AHRI, $1 million.
The two-day event drew a record number of distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and manufacturer’s representatives to Capitol Hill and included a legislative briefing, guest presentations from several members of Congress, networking events, and the opportunity for participants to meet with legislators from their districts.