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August 28th 2013
On August 28, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a pre-publication Federal Register ... Read More
August 23rd 2013
The Department of Energy issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
August 20th 2013
On August 20, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published a Federal Register notice of open teleconference/webinar regarding the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC). The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice and recommendations to the Energy Department on the development of standards and test... Read More
August 14th 2013
On August 14, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of final rule regarding test procedures for residential clothes dryers. The effective date of this rule is September 13, 2013. Compliance with the amended test procedure in appendix D for the purposes of compliance... Read More
August 13th 2013
The Department of Energy has issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
August 13th 2013
On August 13, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed determination regarding energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. All notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents associated with this rulemaking are included in Docket No.... Read More
July 25th 2013
On July 25, 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register petition for rulemaking and request for comments regarding certification regulations applicable to residential central air conditioners and heat pumps.The petition, which came from Howe,... Read More
July 23rd 2013
On July 23, 2013 the Department of Energy issued a Federal Register notice of intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking working group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated... Read More
July 16th 2013
On July 16, 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register final rule correcting energy conservation standards for residential room air conditioners.   This final rule corrects the direct final rule published April 21, 2011, establishing amended energy conservation standards for residential clothes dryers and room air conditioners. DOE erroneously specified the cooling... Read More
July 16th 2013
The Department of Energy will hold an open meeting for the Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC), Water Heating (WH), and Refrigeration Certification Working Group.The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EDT) (Room 8E-089) and Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) (Room GH-035) at the U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585.... Read More
July 11th 2013
On July 11, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published a proposed determination of coverage stating that DOE has determined tentatively that computers qualify as a covered product under Part A of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. DOE has determined that computers meet the criteria for covered products, because... Read More
July 10th 2013
On July 10, 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of final rule regarding test procedures for residential furnaces and boilers. The effective date of this rule is August 9, 2013. The compliance date for use of the amended test procedure for purposes of compliance with energy conservation standards, as well as representations of energy efficiency or energy use, is January 6, 2014.
July 1st 2013
On July 1, 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register ... Read More
July 1st 2013
On July 1, 2013 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of final rule regarding test procedures for two-stage and modulating condensing residential furnaces and boilers. The test procedures are effective 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register and are required to establish compliance with the applicable energy conservation standards starting 180 days after the date... Read More
May 31st 2013
On May 31, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published new energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens that are estimated to save consumers nearly $3 billion on their energy bills through 2030. The standards for microwave ovens will reduce energy consumption in standby mode by 75 percent in countertop microwave ovens and over-the-range microwave ovens without convection features, and by 51 percent for over-the-range microwave ovens... Read More
May 28th 2013
On May 28, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued... Read More
May 7th 2013
On May 7, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published a Federal Register extension of the public comment period regarding the framework document for commercial and industrial fans and blowers standards. Find information here about... Read More
May 2nd 2013
On May 2, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More
April 2nd 2013
On April 2, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which is considering developing test procedures for residential furnace fans, published  a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for residential furnace fans.
March 15th 2013
On March 15, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of the availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. (See 78 FR 16443.) DOE is initiating an energy conservation standard rulemaking for ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits as required by the Energy Policy and... Read More
February 22nd 2013
On February 22, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps. For more information, see the... Read More
February 1st 2013
On February 1, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which is considering developing test procedures, labels, and energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial pumps,  published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document.
August 23rd 2012
The Department of Energy has released the winning student team from the Max Tech Appliance Design Contest. The Max Tech competition, held in May of this year, was coordinated by a team in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Here is DOE's announcement: As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Energy... Read More
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August 26th 2011
Scientists in EETD provided technical analysis to the Department of Energy for the energy efficiency standards announced today. From the U.S. Department of Energy: Today, the Department of Energy issued final energy efficiency standards for home refrigerators and freezers that will improve their efficiency by about 25% by 2014. These new standards, developed through a consensus process with manufacturers, consumer groups, and environmentalists,... Read More
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September 7th 2010
New efficiency standards proposed to take effect in 2014, announced recently by the U.S. Department of Energy, continue a 40-year trend of improving energy efficiency of this essential home appliance. The standard is a negotiated agreement between environmentalists, consumer advocates, and... Read More

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