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Jan. 22, 2015: Almost Half of HVAC Contractors Not Prepared for 2015 Efficiency Regulations

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Are Still Unsure How New Regulations Will Affect Their Businesses

With new a/c energy efficiency regulations now in effect, contractors in regions where SEER minimums are increasing will need to help their customers and suppliers understand the new requirements. However, a survey from Emerson has found that 48 percent of contractors are still unaware of the regulations or unsure of how they affect their business.


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Regional Standards Take Effect; DOE Considers Enforcement

Enforcement Final Rule Expected in Early 2015 for Split-system Central Air Conditioners

While some are concerned the DOE may overstep its bounds again, others are hopeful the agency will continue to accept industry input and guidance as it develops its final rule.


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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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Regional HVAC Standards Impact Surveyed

Many Contractors Still Uninformed About Coming Changes, Survey Shows

A survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. found that 40 percent of commercial contractors and 42 percent of residential contractors in the Northern region foresee upsell opportunities, while only approximately 30 percent of residential contractors in the South and Southwest look forward to higher revenue or higher margins. 


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Podcasts: Aug. 18, 2014

Frank Landwehr, vice president of marketing and product planning for Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.’s air conditioning business, talks about a survey of 300 residential HVAC contractors addressing how prepared the HVAC industry is for the regional standards change.


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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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Podcasts: July 21, 2014

Jon Melchi, HARDI's director of government affairs, discusses the recent regional standards settlement agreement.


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July 17, 2014: HVAC Representatives to Serve on DOE Regional Standards Working Group

The Working Group Restarts the Negotiated Rulemaking Process

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to establish a rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate proposed regional energy efficiency standards. Two HVAC professionals have been announced as participants in this group.


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Preparing Contractors for 2015 HVAC Regulations

Know Your Borders and the Efficiencies Within

Contractor will not be able to conduct business as usual — at least not without carefully considering regional efficiencies, system matches, high-efficiency motors, impending cost increases, and the penalties associated with the new standards.


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DOE Seeks Committee Members for Regional Standards Enforcement

Deadline for Negotiating a Proposed Rule is Oct. 30

Written comments and request to be appointed as members of the working group should be submitted within 14 days after the date of publication. 


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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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