On May 27, 2014, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its final rule regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment.
New Standards Expected to Save Money and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new energy efficiency standards for electric motors and for walk-in coolers and freezers. According to the DOE, these standards combined are expected to provide businesses with $26 billion in energy savings through 2030.
Standardization Aims to Advance Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
February 28, 2014
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) is inviting experts on energy efficiency issues, members of the standardization community, and other stakeholders to submit input on the EESCC Roadmap V1.0 by March 15, 2014.
Many HVAC Contractors Are Not Prepared to Address Changes with Customers
February 25, 2014
Seventy-four percent of HVAC contractors are unaware of the upcoming 2015 regional standards for residential unitary air conditioning and heat pump systems, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.
Carrier has extended its water-cooled variable-speed screw chiller line, the AquaEdge 23XRV series, to offer a wide range for this product segment. With its latest line expansion down to 200 tons, the company provides offerings from 200 to 550 tons.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a proposed determination that wine chillers, ice makers, and other residential refrigeration products that incorporate a compressor qualify for coverage under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) as amended.
Refrigeration service technicians point out the need to keep up to date with what is happening elsewhere that could affect them. So, from time to time, we like to bring readers up to date on some news items related to refrigeration regulatory and safety issues.
A Look at Projected and Actual Costs of Efficiency Standards
October 7, 2013
A new study by Steven Nadel and Andrew deLaski examines the estimated benefits of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) appliance standards relative to the estimated costs, finding DOE only sets standards that it finds are cost-effective to consumers.