Standards & Legislation

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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DOE Establishes HVAC Furnace Fan Testing Standards

Regulating Components Places Undue Burden on HVAC Industry, Leaders Say
By Jen Anesi
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There is growing concern that the DOE is placing undue regulatory burden on the HVAC industry — and especially on manufacturers — by regulating components of appliances that already meet energy-efficiency guidelines.


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Residential Regulations to Watch in 2014

DOE and EPA Expected to Continue High Level of Activity
By Kimberly Schwartz
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According to AHRI, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued 86 rules regulating the HVAC industry in the past 13 years. And that’s just the DOE. 


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Contractors Endure Regulatory Burden

Changing Regulations, Health Care Act Top List of Worries
By Kimberly Schwartz
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While the economy appears to be picking up for much of the country, some HVAC business owners are concerned that ever-increasing government regulation is threatening the market. 


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UTC, ASAP Applaud DOE Ruling

Working Group Meets for Nearly 100 Hours to Develop Rule
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United Technologies Corp. (UTC) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) praised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for finalizing new methods for rating and certifying commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and refrigeration equipment. 


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ASHRAE Publishes Standard 55-2013

Standard Features New Requirements, Clearer Language
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ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, “Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy,” combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard. 


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Legislative, Regulatory Issues Loom in 2014

Industry Waits on Regional Standards, R-22, and More
By Jen Anesi
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2014 could shape up to be an even busier year as a regional standards resolution inches closer, the delayed employer mandate for providing employee healthcare looms, and a variety of other issues come to a head in the next 12 months.


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Court Adopts Regional Standards Schedule

Delay Means Lawsuit Could Stretch to Fall of 2014 and Beyond
By Jen Anesi
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Those involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit may get a chance to argue their case in court — but likely not until this summer.


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Jan. 14, 2014: EPA Proposes New Standards for Wood-Fired Heaters

Agency Says These Standards Aim to Make New Wood-Fired Heaters Cleaner and More Efficient
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new wood-fired heaters, beginning in 2015. EPA said its proposal would make the next generation of heaters an estimated 80 percent cleaner than those manufactured today.


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CEC to Delay Title 24 Implementation

California Building Codes to be Implemented in July 2014
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On Dec. 11, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted to push back the effective date for its 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.


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