Commercial HVAC, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Equipment Certification

May 5th 2014

On May 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding the certification of commercial heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating (WH), and refrigeration (CRE) equipment. DOE is revising and expanding its existing regulations governing certifying compliance with the applicable energy conservation standards and the reporting of related ratings for commercial HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment covered by EPCA. As part of this final rule, DOE is revising the information certified to the Department for each basic model of commercial HVAC, WH, and refrigeration equipment to reflect the negotiated outcomes of the Commercial Certification Working Group.