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AHRI Launches New Certifications

2 New Programs Will join AHRI's Existing 41 Programs

The two new programs join AHRI’s 41 other programs, all of which verify the performance ratings for more than 40 product categories via random selection and annual testing at third-party laboratories.


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GEO Comments on EPA Rulemaking

Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking

In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.


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Manufacturers Strive to Meet Standards

Furnace Fan, Electric Motor Standards Drive Competition While Presenting Challenges

Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued more than a dozen final rules that directly or indirectly impact the HVACR industry. Two, in particular, directly regulate minimum efficiency requirements for HVAC motors.


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EPA Finalizes R-22 Phaseout Plan

Final Rule Limits Production to 22 Million Pounds Starting Jan. 1, 2015

Contractors who have found virgin hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 readily available at their local supply houses had best prepare for a drastic drop-off in such supplies very soon.


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DOE Posts Regional Standards Data

Information Made Available Due to Settlement Agreement Provision

In fulfillment of that obligation, the DOE posted its Government Regulatory Impact Model (GRIM) and National Impact Analysis (NIA) spreadsheets.


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