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New Test Procedures for Residential Refrigeration

DOE Publishes Final Rule
June 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on April 21 published a final rule regarding test procedures for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. It is contained in the document 79 FR 22319 that can be accessed at Regulations.gov.


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DOE Touts ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013

Analysis is First Step in Adopting Standard as Commercial Building Reference Standard
June 9, 2014

This is the first step by the DOE in issuing a ruling that could establish the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.


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June 6, 2014: National Champions of Student Energy Conservation Competition Announced

Two Schools Selected as Champions
June 6, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the national champions of America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a student competition created to help families save money by saving energy.


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June 6, 2014: HVAC Electricity Use Slashed with Energy Efficiency Controls

Field Test of Advanced Controls in Commercial Buildings Reveals More Savings Than Expected
June 6, 2014

Commercial buildings could cut their HVAC electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy efficiency controls, according to a year-long trial of the controls at malls, grocery stores, and other buildings across the country.


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June 4, 2014: DOE’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings

Program Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills
June 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.


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June 2, 2014: ARPA-E Offers $30 Million in Funding for Localized Thermal Management

DELTA Program Will Provide Funds to Help Develop Localized Heating and Cooling Devices
June 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced it is offering up to $30 million in funding for a new program to develop localized thermal management systems that can cut the energy needed for building heating and cooling.


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May 26, 2014: DOE Recognizes Green Lease Leaders for Spurring Building Efficiency

Green Leases Align the Financial and Energy Incentives of Building Owners and Tenants
May 26, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings.


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May 20, 2014: DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Motors, Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.


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DOE Looks at Energy Standards

Refrigeration Equipment Comes Under Review
April 21, 2014

Service technicians who work on commercial refrigeration equipment should be aware that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued what it calls the final rule on the “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.”


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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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