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February 10th 2014
On February 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) final rule prescribing new energy conservation standards for external power supplies was published in the Federal Register. The compliance date for these new and amended standards is February 10, 2016.
February 6th 2014
On February 6, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
February 5th 2014
On February 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued draft guidance concerning test procedures for televisions. This is a draft document and does not represent a definitive view of the agency on the questions addressed. This draft guidance provides further explanation and clarification of the Final Rule establishing a... Read More
February 5th 2014
On February 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial air compressors. The framework document describes the... Read More
Lin Xia from UC Irvine
February 4th 2014
Smarter power plugs and appliances that can turn electronics on and off according to a homeowner's behavior rather than a fixed schedule. A water heater that delivers water to the different fixtures in the house at temperatures customized for the particular water use. A smarter-than-ever thermostat that knows how to set different temperatures for different rooms in a house. High-pressure water jets that can cut magnetic metal to construct high-... Read More
February 3rd 2014
On February 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
January 31st 2014
On January 31, 2014 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
January 31st 2014
On January 31, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
January 27th 2014
On January 27, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued draft guidance concerning small electric motors definitions and scope of coverage. In the interest of helping manufacturers to understand how to apply the scope of coverage to specific motor designs, DOE has issued this draft guidance based upon previous public... Read More
January 24th 2014
On January 24, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial air compressors. The framework document describes the procedural and analytical... Read More
January 16th 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued Federal Register notices withdrawing the notice of ... Read More
January 14th 2014
On January 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice announcing open public meetings for the Commercial/Industrial Pumps Working Group negotiated rulemaking under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA) to negotiate proposed Federal standards for the energy efficiency of commercial/... Read More
January 3rd 2014
On January 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures for residential furnace fans. DOE issued a final rule to establish test procedures for measuring the electrical consumption for electrically powered devices used in weatherized and non-weatherized gas, oil, and... Read More
December 31st 2013
On December 31, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed determination regarding energy conservation standards for hearth products. DOE has tentatively determined that hearth products qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy... Read More
December 31st 2013
On December 31, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule revising its existing regulations governing the use of particular methods as alternatives to testing for the purposes of certifying compliance with the applicable energy conservation standards and the reporting of related ratings for... Read More
December 9th 2013
On December 9, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the Framework Document regarding energy conservation standards for general service lamps. The Framework Document details... Read More
December 6th 2013
On December 6, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register ... Read More
November 13th 2013
On November 15, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential water heaters and certain commercial water heaters. The proposed test method would apply the same efficiency descriptor to... Read More
October 31st 2013
On October 31, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a supplemental proposed determination regarding miscellaneous residential refrigeration products. DOE has preliminarily determined that wine chillers and other residential refrigeration products that incorporate a compressor... Read More
October 29th 2013
On October 29, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential water heaters and certain commercial water heaters. The proposed test method would apply the same efficiency descriptor to all residential and certain... Read More
October 25th 2013
On October 25, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. In this notice, DOE is proposing new energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. The notice... Read More
October 25th 2013
On October 25, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures for televisions. DOE issues this final rule to establish a new test procedure for TVs and respond to any subsequent comments from its March 2013 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR). On January 19,... Read More
October 24th 2013
On October 24, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for direct heating equipment and pool heaters. For direct heating equipment, the proposed amendments would add provisions for testing vented home heating... Read More
October 23rd 2013
On October 23, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule technical amendment regarding energy conservations standards for certain consumer products and commercial/industrial equipment. The recently enacted American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections... Read More
October 22nd 2013
On October 22, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to revise and expand its existing regulations governing the use of particular methods as alternatives to testing for commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, water... Read More
October 22nd 2013
On October 22, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. Through this RFI, DOE seeks certain information to help inform its current rulemaking to consider setting energy conservation standards for ceiling... Read More
October 3rd 2013
On October 3, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. A public meeting is scheduled for November 22, 2013.
September 11th 2013
On September 11, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. In this notice, DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for... Read More
September 11th 2013
On September 11, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. In this notice, DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and... Read More
September 10th 2013
On September 10, 2013 the Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), Water Heating (WH), and Refrigeration Certification Working Group issued a... Read More

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