Standards & Legislation

Manufacturers Bring Concerns, Ideas to D.C.

AHRI Members Lobby Senators, Representatives at Annual Public Policy Symposium
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From atop the Hay-Adams hotel overlooking the White House, attendees took in presentations and discussed the regulatory and legislative issues affecting the industry before heading to Capitol Hill, where they interacted directly with members of Congress.


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HVAC Industry Leaders Discuss BC 449

HRAI, AHRI, CIPH Meet with Politicians in British Columbia, Canada
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Several industry leaders recently met with politicians from British Columbia, Canada, to discuss progress on the stewardship plan for HVACR and plumbing products under BC Regulation 449.


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Election Season Could Derail Shaheen-Portman Bill

Clock Ticking for Energy Efficiency Bill as Primaries, Elections Loom
By Jen Anesi
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The bill faces an uphill battle as the tumultuous political climate of an election year threatens to stall the bill yet again.


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Parties File Regional Standards Settlement

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Industry Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
By Jen Anesi
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The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and restart the rulemaking process, this time giving stakeholders more opportunities to provide input throughout the rulemaking process. 


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Geothermal Lobbies to Join Renewable Ranks

Geothermal Industry Reps Continue to Fight for Renewable Label, Seek Extended Tax Credits
By Kimberly Schwartz
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The Geothermal Exchange Organization is continuing to concentrate its lobbying efforts on including geothermal in federal and state definitions of renewable energy.


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SCC Selects Valve for Pilot Project

Canada, US to Partner in Standards Development Project
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The pilot project, one of two binational pilots launched in July, is focused on new or emerging product areas where neither standards nor regulations currently exist.


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Parties File Joint Settlement in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Motion Vacates Furnace Standards, Gives Time to Comply with Cooling Standards
By Jen Anesi
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The settlement agreement, which now awaits court approval, would vacate the regional furnace efficiency standards and also give the industry an 18-month sell-through period to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, efficiency standards for split-system air conditioners.


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Regional Standards Settlement Expected by March 17

Sources Anticipate a Mediated Ruling Within Two Weeks
By Jen Anesi
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While a previous court document identified March 3 as the last day for the expected filing of a settlement in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit, it appears the judicial system may need a few extra days.


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Parties ‘Nearing Agreement’ in Regional Standards Settlement

Court Document Filed Tuesday Suspends Court Proceedings During Mediation
By Jen Anesi
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Tuesday's motion suspends all court proceedings until March 3 to accommodate pending mediation.


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Regional Standards Uncertainty Continues

Contractors Urged to Prepare for 2015 A/C Standards
By Kimberly Schwartz
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As the regional standards ruling remains entangled in litigation, it is becoming more difficult for the HVAC industry to determine how to move ahead.


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