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Monday, September 29, 2014
On September 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. The meeting will cover the analytical framework,... Read More
Tuesday, September 16, 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 proposed standards for PTACs and PTHPs represent an... Read More
Tuesday, July 29, 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 furnaces), which were adopted in the June 27, 2011... Read More
Thursday, July 17, 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 and battery backup systems (computer systems).
Tuesday, June 3, 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 result in the significant conservation of energy.... Read More
Thursday, May 29, 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 conservation standards for some electric motor types... Read More
Wednesday, May 21, 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 proposed amendments twould add clarifications for... Read More
Friday, May 16, 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 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and implementation of... Read More
Thursday, May 15, 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 these test results with data reported in the... Read More
Wednesday, May 14, 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 DOE has conducted. Specifically, the meeting will... Read More
Tuesday, May 13, 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 with energy conservation standards as they apply... Read More
Friday, May 9, 2014
On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
Friday, May 9, 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 Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. To assist in... Read More
Thursday, May 8, 2014
On May 8, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued draft... Read More
Monday, May 5, 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... Read More

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