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Standards & Legislation
Danfoss’ periodic EnVisioneering symposia look at a wide range of HVACR issues and topics. For its most recent event this past fall in Baltimore, the focus was on refrigeration, both in terms of regulations and the latest in technology.
Major changes to requirements regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical systems, and the energy cost budget are contained in the newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES.
The extra time will allow a workshop for interested parties to recommend changes to the proposed language.
NEBB’s donation will help ASHRAE’s research to further high-performance HVACR technologies which result in improved standards and guidelines.
Contractors who work in this market must be especially careful to keep up to date on changing requirements if they are to successfully navigate the complex system of regulatory compliance.
The change will save energy and taxpayer money while potentially drumming up more business for some HVAC contractors.
BPI announces its BPI-2101-S-2013: “Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades” has been published as a BPI standard.
Current inventory of R-22 remains plentiful in the U.S., even as the industry heads toward a total phaseout of the popular refrigerant in 2020.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced its BPI-3300-A-201x: “Standard for Residential Building Air Distribution System Energy Performance” is now available for public comment through Sept. 30.