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Industry Responds to Regional Enforcement Proposals

With the new regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps set to become effective beginning in May 2013, many in the industry are wondering: How does the Department of Energy (DOE) intend to enforce these standards? The DOE regional efficiency standards will divide the country into three regions — North, Southeast, … Read More »

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AHRI Opposes DOE Notice

ARLINGTON – AHRI submitted comments February 10 in response to a Department of Energy (DOE) notice proposing to classify the condensing units of residential central air conditioner split system and the outdoor units of residential heat pump split systems as covered products subject to federal energy conservation standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act … Read More »

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HARDI, ACCA Fight Department of Energy

Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Both the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have filed petitions to intervene through the United States Court of … Read More »

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DOE’s Superior Energy Performance Program to Aid Industrial Facilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million to help American manufacturers leverage energy efficiency as a path to increased competitiveness. Provided by the Advanced Manufacturing Office and the Building Technologies Program, the funding will support a program administrator whose role will be to promote and operate the American … Read More »

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Evolving Standards

Defining High Performance Buildings High performance buildings support mission-critical objectives. Sustainable design principles guide new construction, while operational protocols and maintenance best practices ensure that buildings perform optimally over time. No matter what their age, high performance buildings use energy and water resources efficiently, while creating a positive occupant experience. Most importantly, high performance buildings … Read More »

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