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September 16th 2014
On September 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting for energy conservation standards for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHPs). The... Read More
July 29th 2014
On July 29, 2014 the U.S. Deparment of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule technical amendment. Specifically, DOE is amending the relevant portions of its regulations to reflect the Court's order vacating the amended energy conservation standards for non-weatherized gas furnaces (including mobile home... Read More
July 17th 2014
On July 17, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availablility of the Framework Document. DOE is initiating this rulemaking and data collection process to consider establishing energy conservation standards for computer... Read More
June 3rd 2014
On June 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer components, having determined that these standards are technologically feasible and economically justified and would... Read More
May 29th 2014
On May 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule, establishing energy conservation standards for a number of different groups of electric motors that DOE has not previously regulated. For those groups of electric motors currently regulated, today's rulemaking would maintain the current energy... Read More
May 21st 2014
On May 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for dehumidifiers. This test procedure rulemaking for dehumidifiers includes proposed amendments to the existing test procedure and would establish a new test procedure. The... Read More
May 16th 2014
On May 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. This SNOPR supports implementation of labeling provisions by the... Read More
May 15th 2014
On May 15, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of data availability regarding test procedures for battery chargers. DOE completed testing of new battery chargers to supplement its earlier analysis presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking from March 2012. DOE has compared... Read More
May 14th 2014
On May 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. The public meeting will discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis... Read More
May 13th 2014
On May 13, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures and alternative efficiency determination methods for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. DOE is revising its regulations related to the use of methods for certifying compliance and reporting ratings in accordance... Read More
May 9th 2014
On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
May 9th 2014
On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publsihed a notice of data availability and a request for comment in relationship to a proposed coverage determination and test procedure for portable air conditioners. In a notice of proposed determination (NOPD) that DOE had published on July 5, 2013,  DOE tentatively determined that portable air conditioners (ACs) qualify as a covered product under Part B of Title III of the Energy Policy and... Read More
May 8th 2014
On May 8, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued draft... Read More
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... Read More
May 2nd 2014
On May 2, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued final guidance concerning residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers for test procedures, certification, and enforcement. This final document represents the definitive view of the agency on the questions addressed and may be relied upon by the... Read More
May 1st 2014
On May 1, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final determination classifying CSA Group as a nationally recognized certification program for small electric motors.
April 11th 2014
On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) adopted into the Code of Federal Regulations the definitions for “through-the-wall central air conditioner” and “through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump” that were established in section 5 of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act. This document also removes the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct... Read More
April 11th 2014
On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent and incandescent reflector lamps. The proposed standards, which are the minimum lumen output per... Read More
April 11th 2014
On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential clothes washers. The proposed amendments would codify test procedure guidance that DOE has issued in response to frequently asked questions, clarify additional provisions within the test... Read More
April 11th 2014
On April 11, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of data availability (NODA) and request for public comment regarding energy conservation standards for certain types of commercial heating, air-conditioning, and water-... Read More
April 10th 2014
On April 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register  final rule regarding test procedures for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. This final rule amends the test procedure that will be required for the testing of these products starting on September 15, 2014. The amendments... Read More
April 8th 2014
On April 8, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register  final rule regarding the definitions for "through-the-wall central air conditioner" and "through-the-wall central air conditioning heat pump" that were established in section 5 of the American Energy Manufacturing Technical... Read More
March 28th 2014
On March 28, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of commercial refrigeration equipment. It has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified.
March 18th 2014
On March 18, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of data availability regarding data collection and estimated future unit sales of five lamp types: rough service lamps, vibration service lamps, 3-way incandescent lamps, 2,601–3,300 lumen general service incandescent lamps, and shatter-resistant lamps. The spreadsheet models to provide comparisons between actual and benchmark estimate unit sales... Read More
March 17th 2014
On March 17, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing amended energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. If adopted, the proposed standards would apply to all equipment manufactured in, or imported into... Read More
March 13th 2014
On March 13, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs). The proposed amendments would specify an optional break-in period, explicitly require... Read More
February 21st 2014
On February 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register request for information regarding test procedures for commercial water heaters, hot water supply boilers, and unfired hot water storage tanks. The issues outlined in this document mainly concern updating the industry test... Read More
February 20th 2014
On February 20, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information regarding test procedures for commercial packaged boilers. DOE is initiating a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amendments to DOE's test procedure for commercial packaged boilers. This rulemaking... Read More
February 14th 2014
On February 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the certification requirements for commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating (WH), and refrigeration equipment . DOE is proposing to revise and expand its... Read More
February 12th 2014
On February 12, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register request for information (RFI) and notice of document availability regarding energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products. DOE is... Read More

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