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Energy Advocates Gather at EE Global 2014

Alliance to Save Energy Launches ‘Energy 2030 On the Road’ Campaign
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Energy-efficiency leaders and advocates from around the world recently came together for the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, District of Columbia.  


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
By Peter Powell
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When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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Tech Talks Examine Refrigerant Reduction

Venting Software Also on the Agenda
By Peter Powell
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The IIAR Conference examines some of the latest research in terms of working with equipment running on natural refrigerants.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 HVAC Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within
By Jeff Preston
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Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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AHRI and Zero Zone Challenge DOE Rulemaking

Petitioners Ask for Review of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Standards
By Jen Anesi
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Petitioners contend DOE didn’t take all stakeholder comments into account when promulgating the rule.


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DOE Seeks Committee Members for Regional Standards Enforcement

Deadline for Negotiating a Proposed Rule is Oct. 30
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Written comments and request to be appointed as members of the working group should be submitted within 14 days after the date of publication. 


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HARDI Takes on Legislators in DC

Congressional Fly-In Attendees Discuss Issues, Lobby for Change on Capitol Hill
By Jen Anesi
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The Congressional Fly-In gives HARDI members a chance to speak directly to congressional representatives about the legislative and regulatory issues impacting their businesses.


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Many HVAC Contractors Unaware of Pending Chiller Standards

By Kyle Gargaro
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The chiller standard will need to be adopted more on a state-by-state basis, making it highly unlikely it will be evident throughout the country by 2015.


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DOE Touts ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

Analysis is First Step in Adopting Standard as Commercial Building Reference Standard
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This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that could establish the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.


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AHRI Meeting Draws Record Attendance

More than 380 Attendees Participate in Annual Manufacturer Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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A record number of attendees visited Arlington, Virginia, in early May to participate in AHRI's annual Spring Meeting. 


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