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Oct. 15, 2014: DOE Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Projects Focus on CHP and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.


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DOE Denies Petition; AHRI Sues Over Rule

With Lawsuit, AHRI Hopes to Mend DOE’s ‘Broken Rulemaking Process’

The DOE, AHRI asserts, did not follow proper protocol when promulgating the WICF final rule and issued energy-conservation standards that many in the industry feel are unfair, not technologically feasible, and unnecessarily burdensome to HVACR manufacturers.


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Sept. 26, 2014: DOE Denies AHRI’s Petition for Reconsideration of Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Petition Is Said to be Procedurally Improper

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice in response to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI’s) petition for reconsideration of DOE’s final rule on energy efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICFs). DOE announced it is denying the petition.


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Sept. 18, 2014: DOE Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

Health Professions Education Building Showcases Substantial Energy Efficiency Improvement

As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the University of Utah for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the university $57,000 a year.


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AHRI, Lennox Petition Court to Review DOE Walk-in Standard

Industry Leaders Challenge Efficiency Standards for Walk-in Coolers, Freezers

On Aug. 4, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Lennox Intl. Inc. filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to review the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule establishing energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).


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DOE Increases Access to Scientific Research

DOE Has Launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from department-funded research.


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Aug. 21, 2014: DOE Increases Access to Results of Funded Research

Web-Based Portal Will Provide Free Public Access

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from DOE-funded research.


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Aug. 7, 2014: LBNL’s New Lab to Help Increase Building Efficiency

FLEXLAB Can Test HVAC, Lighting, Windows, Building Envelope, Control Systems, and Plug Loads

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced what is being called the world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, the FLEXLAB at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).


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Aug. 4, 2014: AHRI Files Petition for Review of DOE’s Walk-in Coolers and Freezers Rule

AHRI Seeks Corrections to the Final Rule

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule, issued on June 3, 2014, regarding energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.


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July 31, 2014: DOE to Provide $14 Million in Funding to Develop New Building Efficiency Technologies

Seven Projects to Improve HVAC, Water Heating, Sensors and Controls, and Building Energy Modeling

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $14 million in funding for research and development projects that support the advancement of early-stage, breakthrough energy efficiency technologies for buildings and homes.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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