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March 18, 2014: DOE Offers Funding for Energy Efficient Building Technologies

With Such Technologies, Annual Energy Consumption of Buildings Could Be Reduced by 6 Quads
March 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster.


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Feb. 25, 2014: Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

City Is Working to Benchmark Its Most Energy-Intensive Facilities and Improve Building Performance
February 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the city of Los Angeles for its leadership in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, helping the city save on energy costs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.


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Feb. 25, 2014: DOE Publishes Request for Information on Efficiency Test Procedures for Commercial Boilers

DOE Will Consider Amendments Focusing on Two Main Areas
February 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has officially published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register regarding efficiency test procedures for commercial boilers. 


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DOE Establishes HVAC Furnace Fan Testing Standards

Regulating Components Places Undue Burden on HVAC Industry, Leaders Say
February 10, 2014

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
February 10, 2014

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
February 10, 2014

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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Feb. 3, 2014: AHRI Submits Comments on Proposed Rule for Residential Furnace Fans

AHRI Says Significant Changes Are Necessary to Ensure Appropriate Energy Conservation Standards
February 3, 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans.


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Jan. 22, 2014: DOE Updates Its Home Energy Scoring Tool

Tool Provides Recommendations for Energy Efficiency Improvements
January 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the first major software update to its Home Energy Scoring Tool. DOE said the Home Energy Scoring Tool allows homebuyers to compare homes on an apples-to-apples basis and provides recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.


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Dec. 27, 2013: DOE Certifies Southland Energy as Pre-Qualified Energy Service Company

Certification Validates Company’s Record of Helping Federal Agencies Reduce Costs Through Energy Savings
December 27, 2013
Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, announced that it has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a qualified energy service company. The certification validates Southland Energy’s track record of helping federal agencies reduce costs through energy savings solutions.


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Dec. 4, 2013: ASHRAE Joins Effort to Promote Better Prepared Workforce

Organization Is Part of Board of Advisors for Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council
December 4, 2013
ASHRAE has accepted an invitation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to join an effort aimed at improving building performance through a better prepared workforce. The goal is to advance the skill sets of engineers and other professionals involved in building design, operation, and commissioning.


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