In October 2014, the EPA announced its final phasedown schedule regarding the production and importation of HCFC-22. The order called for an immediate drop from 51 million pounds allowed in 2014 to 22 million pounds in 2015, 18 million pounds in 2016, 13 million pounds in 2017, 9 million pounds in 2018, and 4 million pounds in 2019. No new or imported R-22 will be allowed in the U.S. on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
Just as the 2016 elections are already having an impact on the country’s airwaves, many industry leaders agree they’ll also have a significant impact on both the regulatory and legislative environments impacting the HVACR industry through the end of the calendar year.
Document gives users immediate access to selected addenda to be published in the 2016 version of the standard
February 3, 2016
A newly published document from ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) gives users of their energy efficiency standard access to an optional third path for compliance, providing more flexibility for the industry.
The revision will be published in the 2016 edition of the standard
January 18, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) praised ASHRAE’s approval of Addendum d to ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, which states that systems including chilled beams are not required to use a filter.
The department estimates the new efficiency standards for RTUs will save businesses as much as $167 billion in energy costs over the lifetime of the equipment — more than any other efficiency standard issued to date.
While HR 8 does contain some appealing provisions for HVACR industry stakeholders, including a fix for the contentious 92 percent AFUE proposed furnace rule, many stakeholders are more concerned about language in the bill that threatens to reduce the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) role in helping to create and promote model building energy codes across the U.S.
Businesses expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills
December 18, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and commercial warm air furnaces that DOE said will save more energy than any other standard issued to date.