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.
New record-retention requirements for distributors, contractors outlined in rule
June 17, 2016
While the Regional Standard only applies to installations in the South and Southwest portion of the country, distributors across the United States must begin to maintain certain records effective July 1, 2016.
More than half of U.S. commercial building space is cooled by packaged HVAC equipment, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). So it comes as no surprise that energy efficiency is the biggest trend driving the rooftop market.
On Dec. 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new negotiated energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and commercial warm-air furnaces, otherwise known as rooftop units (RTUs).
The current law ‘has not been updated to reflect new technologies and economic realities’
June 10, 2016
Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today called on Congress to reform the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), the law governing product energy efficiency standards.
The European Union’s stringent energy efficiency regulations are influencing policies in other regions, report finds
June 8, 2016
During the past five years, the number of energy efficiency polices around the world has continued to increase, notes Navigant Research. While policies vary by region and country, and with more developed nations taking more stringent approaches, a lack of enforcement remains a significant barrier to implementation.