The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the agency’s second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. By administering a new supplemental survey to over 30,000 energy sector employers, the Department’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) tracked dramatic growth in several key sectors of the U.S. economy in 2016.
The report highlights the remarkable accomplishments and capabilities of the National Labs, evaluates some of the improvements the DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology.
Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), recently discussed the Kigali Agreement and some of the effects it may have on the HVACR industry with The NEWS.
What a Trump administration means to the HVACR industry
January 16, 2017
A lot of the big issues that many anticipate Trump tackling at the beginning of his administration — immigration, Obamacare, etc. — don’t have a direct impact on the HVACR manufacturing community. However, Trump has expressed interest in looking at the regulatory structure, which certainly got the attention of AHRI.
As part of the Manufacturing USA initiative, the Department of Energy announced its new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, which will be headquartered in Rochester, New York and led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance.
Residential sector consumes approximately one-fifth of all primary energy
December 5, 2016
Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark.
The rule was set for implementation on Dec. 1, 2016
November 23, 2016
A federal Texas judge has issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, stating that the administration overstepped its authority by raising the salary cap from $455 a week to $921 a week or $47,892 a year.