Final rules adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels for certain commercial, industrial HVAC equipment
July 27, 2015
AHRI applauds two recent DOE final rules that adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels for three-phase unitary products less than 65,000 Btuh, water-source heat pumps, commercial oil-fired storage water heaters, and packaged terminal air conditioners.
While many in the industry are pleased the DOE has taken the opportunity to work together to develop its final rule, exactly how much of the working group’s recommendation the regulatory agency will adopt remains to be seen.
Working Group Meets for Nearly 100 Hours to Develop Rule
February 10, 2014
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.
Federal Commercial Standards Updated to 2010 Version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1
July 12, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new rule requiring new federal buildings to meet higher energy efficiency standards. The rule applies to buildings for which design begins on or after one year after publication in the Federal Register. It updates federal commercial standards to the 2010 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1.