ARLINGTON, Va. — On April 2, AHRI submitted comments on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), “Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning, and Water Heating Equipment,” issued in January.

AHRI’s comments generally supported DOE’s proposals to update the standards it references for test procedures, recommended new efficiency standards for computer room air conditioners use the soon-to-be-finalized new edition of ASHRAE Standard 127, and noted issues concerning DOE’s proposals to incorporate certain aspects of AHRI’s certification program operating manuals. The comments also questioned the inclusion of some test tolerance and verification issues in this rulemaking as presented in the supplemental NOPR published only 10 days before the comment deadline. AHRI’s submission may be viewed in its entirety at

Publication date: 05/14/2012