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AGL, AGA Refute 92% Standard

Efficiency Increase Would Increase Fuel Consumption, Groups Argue

AGL, AGA testify before House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power commending four specific legislative provisions included in the committee’s energy-efficiency and accountability discussion draft designed to remove barriers to the use of clean, energy-efficient, cost-effective natural gas.


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What’s Next for Hydrocarbons?

EPA SNAP Approval of HCs Draws Mixed Reaction

In March, the EPA approved several low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants for use in refrigeration and air conditioning applications, subject to use conditions. The approval drew a mixture of reactions ranging from support to concern.


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Congressman Questions the EPA about HFCs

US Representative Voices Concerns About Proposed Restrictions

He acknowledges the proposed compliance requirements are not feasible and would cause considerable harm, result in economic job losses, and may increase — not decrease — risks to the American public. Whitfield said this opinion was the consensus of the most affected industries, including the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors.


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India Proposes HFC Refrigerant Reduction

Montreal Protocol Amendment Would Phase Down HFCs in India

In industrial countries, production and consumption of HFCs should reach 15 percent of their 2013-2015 reference levels by 2035, stated the proposal. Developing countries would have until 2050 to reach the 15 percent level of their 2028-2030 use and consumption reference levels.


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AHRI, ACCA Survey Contractors

Survey Aims to Determine Cost to Comply with 92% AFUE National Standard

AHRI and ACCA created a brief survey of U.S. HVAC contractors to determine the actual cost of complying with the recently proposed nationwide 92 percent AFUE standard for residential gas furnaces. 


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BPI Credential Approved by DOE

To offer DOE’s Home Energy Score to homeowners, assessors must work directly with a Home Energy Score Partner and hold at least one minimum accepted credential, including BPI’s BSP certificate, Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor, and/or HEP Quality Control Inspector certifications.


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Training Track: April 27, 2015

This course explores how to obtain significant energy savings and obtain USGBC LEED credits by following the new, more stringent requirements of Standard 90.1-2013 and Appendix G rules and procedures. 


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April 23, 2015: US House and Senate Pass Energy Efficiency Bill

President Expected to Sign It into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire. The two senators have been attempting to get an energy efficiency bill passed since 2011. This is a no-cost, no-mandate bill, previously passed by the Senate on March 27, 2015.


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Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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