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Aug. 29, 2014: Survey Shows Some HVAC Contractors Optimistic about 2015 Efficiency Standards

Opportunity for Higher Revenues Seen as Upside of Increasing Efficiency Standards

While a number of HVAC contractors remain uninformed about changes in energy efficiency regulations coming in 2015, some are thinking ahead to how these changes will affect their businesses. A survey by Emerson finds that 40 percent of commercial contractors and 42 percent of residential contractors in the North see upsell opportunities.


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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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Regional Standards Was the Never Ending Story

The biggest winners in this story are the distributors who continued to fight the DOE even though many — including yours truly — felt they should give up the fight. 


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Feb. 25, 2014: Seventy-Four Percent of HVAC Contractors Unaware of 2015 Efficiency Standards

Many HVAC Contractors Are Not Prepared to Address Changes with Customers

Seventy-four percent of HVAC contractors are unaware of the upcoming 2015 regional standards for residential unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.


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HVAC Manufacturers Expect Modest Gains in 2014

Most Expect Economy to Still Be a Concern This Year

The latest report from Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) indicates that 2013 will likely end on a positive note.


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Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
A recently issued court order is likely to stretch the HVAC industry’s regional efficiency standards saga into 2014.


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Aug. 21, 2013: Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order on Aug. 19 requesting that parties involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit agree to a briefing schedule within 30 days.


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May 29, 2013: HARDI, DOE Respond to APGA Motion in Regional Standards Case

Court Has Yet to Rule on Regional Standards Settlement Agreement
While a pending settlement agreement led many industry members to believe an end to the regional energy-efficiency standards saga was near, continued legal maneuvering and a stressed judicial system has many convinced that a resolution may in fact be months away.


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Court Puts Regional Standards on Ice

Legal Decision Places Definitive Hold on Enforcement Until Court Rules on Pending Lawsuit

The court granted an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to stay the standards which would’ve required residential nonweatherized natural gas furnaces installed in 30 Northern states to have an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent.


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May 17, 2013: Motion Filed to Reconsider Regional Furnace Rule Stay

In the ongoing regional standards lawsuit, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking that it reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the regional furnace standards rule, but also asked the parties to re-brief all of the main issues.


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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