As part of the Manufacturing USA initiative, the Department of Energy announced its new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, which will be headquartered in Rochester, New York and led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance.
Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
The rule was set for implementation on Dec. 1, 2016
November 23, 2016
A federal Texas judge has issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, stating that the administration overstepped its authority by raising the salary cap from $455 a week to $921 a week or $47,892 a year.
It contains 125 addenda published since the 2013 standard
November 7, 2016
ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) have announced their newly published 2016 energy efficiency standard, which contains numerous energy savings measures resulting from industry input.
The manual includes tables, illustrations, and examples to aid users
November 4, 2016
ASHRAE announced that a new user’s manual for its thermal comfort standard provides an overview for new users while also including more detailed information for those more familiar with its requirements. A free online thermal comfort tool is also included.
Renovate America, Renew Financial welcome consumer protections in new law
October 18, 2016
Renovate America and Renew Financial, two of the nation’s leading Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing providers, welcomed a new California law that will provide an industry-wide framework for PACE financing.
AHRI Guideline N previously stipulated that specific paint colors be used for refrigerant containers as an additional means of refrigerant identification. However, with the increasing number of refrigerants approved for use, there was concern over the potential misidentification of similarly colored containers.