Standards & Legislation

AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Walk-in Standard

Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers

On Aug. 4, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).


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Massachusetts Passes Thermal Energy Bill

Legislation will Promote the Use of Clean Renewable Fuels and Technologies

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that will promote the use of clean renewable fuels and technologies to heat and cool buildings. 


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Aug. 15, 2014: Massachusetts Legislation Supports Renewable Heating and Cooling

Bill Provides Financial Incentives for Several Thermal Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling Alternatives

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive renewable thermal energy bill that will promote the use of clean renewable fuels and technologies for heating and cooling. Passed earlier by the Massachusetts Senate, the bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.


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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act

Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Clearing the Air with Energy Efficiency

EPA Administrator Lays Out New Clean Power Plan at Annual Forum

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are key components of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants.


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ASHRAE Showcases New Strategic Plan at 2014 Annual Conference

Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance Brings ASHRAE, IAQA, Others Together

Nearly 1,700 people attended ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, where ASHRAE touted the introduction of a new strategic plan, creation of a new IAQ alliance, and the announcement of a milestone related to its research program.


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Aug. 4, 2014: AHRI Files Petition for Review of DOE’s Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Seeks Corrections to the Final Rule

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule, issued on June 3, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.


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ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Gets a Makeover

Significant Changes Will Affect Residential HVACR Contractors

While contractors may not yet feel the effects of these changes, they will in the future, which is why they should familiarize themselves with the new version of Standard 62.2.


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Bill Could Streamline Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Schools

Bipartisan Legislation Would Provide Financing Resources to Schools

Despite receiving strong bipartisan support in the House, the bill now faces an uphill battle in the Senate.


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DOE Forms Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group

Group Aims to Produce a Satisfactory Enforcement Solution by Oct. 31

The Regional Standards Enforcement Working Group will begin meeting this month with the goal of producing a satisfactory enforcement solution by Oct. 31.


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