Standards & Legislation

The Health of the Regulatory Landscape

Contractors Find Challenges, Opportunities in New Rules and Regulations
November 4, 2013

Contractors who work in this market must be especially careful to keep up to date on changing requirements if they are to successfully navigate the complex system of regulatory compliance.


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Shaheen-Portman Efficiency Bill Halted — For Now

Failure to Reach Agreement on Amendments Stalls Bill in Senate
October 7, 2013
Despite having bipartisan support in the Senate, progress on the Shaheen-Portman energy-efficiency bill has halted indefinitely after Senate Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement to limit amendments, which included several amendments centered on controversial and non-germane issues.


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DOE Updates Federal Efficiency Standards

Federal Government to Implement ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010
September 30, 2013

The change will save energy and taxpayer money while potentially drumming up more business for some HVAC contractors.


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HVAC Organization: September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

BPI announces its BPI-2101-S-2013: “Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades” has been published as a BPI standard.


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HVACR Industry Wary of R-22 Surplus

R-22 Chugging Along Despite Phasedown
September 23, 2013

Current inventory of R-22 remains plentiful in the U.S., even as the industry heads toward a total phaseout of the popular refrigerant in 2020.


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BPI Seeking Comments on Air Distribution Standard

Public Comments Will be Accepted Through Sept. 30
September 16, 2013

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced its BPI-3300-A-201x: “Standard for Residential Building Air Distribution System Energy Performance” is now available for public comment through Sept. 30.


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Senate Leadership Vows to Tackle Shaheen-Portman Bill

New Version of Bill Strips out Federal Funding for State-Level Programs
September 9, 2013

While the Shaheen-Portman bill enjoys bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate, its passage is not a certainty as Senate leadership works out the amendment process.


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Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
September 2, 2013
A recently issued court order is likely to stretch the HVAC industry’s regional efficiency standards saga into 2014.


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Aug. 21, 2013: Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
August 21, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order on Aug. 19 requesting that parties involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit agree to a briefing schedule within 30 days.


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ACCA Taking Comments

Comment Period for 'Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement' Ends Sept. 30
August 19, 2013

The public review period for BSR/ACCA 12 QH -201x, “Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement,” as a revised industry standard has a comment deadline of Sept. 30.

BSR/ACCA 12 QH -201x, “Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement” as a revised industry standard

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