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RESNET Ratings Remain Constant

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Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET) recently announced the nationwide demand for home energy ratings remained constant in 2011.
 


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DOE Creates Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Advisory Committee

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it will establish a committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters concerning its Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program’s test procedures and rulemaking process.


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Coming Soon to Every Home Near You: Regional Standards

By Kimberly Schwartz
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This month on www.achrnews.com we are running an online poll to gauge our web visitors’ opinions on the regional standards rule established by the Department of Energy (DOE). Although the poll has only been up for a week at the time of writing this column, I am already disturbed by the early results.


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Feb. 13, 2012: AHRI Submits Comments on DOE Framework for Enforcement of Regional Efficiency Standards

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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted comments responding to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Notice of Data Availability on the framework for developing regulations covering the enforcement of regional efficiency standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.


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Oct. 27, 2011: DOE Confirms Direct Final Rule Establishing Regional Efficiency Standards

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice confirming adoption of the direct final rule establishing regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps.


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Contractors Optimize Boiler Efficiency

By Joanna R. Turpin
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The obvious method to keeping energy bills in check is for homeowners to have regular maintenance performed on their gas boilers to ensure they are running optimally. Another way to cut down costs is to make strategic retrofits that can improve the efficiency and safety of older boiler systems.


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Making HVACR Work off the Grid

By Peter Powell
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While manufacturers continue to look at ways to make HVACR equipment as energy efficient as possible, just as much attention is being paid to finding ways to get that equipment off the electric grid and powered as much as possible by such alternative energy sources as solar, wind, photovoltaic (PV), and geothermal.


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Heading to Tier 2

By Peter Powell
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One of the most coveted recognition systems is that of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), made up of efficiency program administrators from across the United States and Canada who work together on common approaches to advancing efficiency.
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White House Selects Metrus Energy for Better Buildings Challenge

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Metrus Energy Inc., which provides financing for large-scale energy efficiency projects, has announced its selection as a financial partner under the White House’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) and as a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action participant.
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