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Friday, May 2, 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 regulated industry and members of the public.
Thursday, May 1, 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.
Friday, April 11, 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 procedures, provide improved organization of each... Read More
Friday, April 11, 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-heating equipment. This NODA discusses the results... Read More
Friday, April 11, 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 This document also removes the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct references to the “through-the-wall air conditioner and... Read More
Friday, April 11, 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 watt of a lamp, if adopted, would apply to all... Read More
Thursday, April 10, 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 include test procedures for products with multiple... Read More
Tuesday, April 8, 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 Corrections Act.
Friday, March 28, 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.
Tuesday, March 18, 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 of the five lamp types for 2013 can... Read More
Monday, March 17, 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, the United States, beginning 3 years after the... Read More
Thursday, March 13, 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 that wall sleeves be sealed, allow for the pre-... Read More
Friday, February 21, 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 standardsthat are currently incorporated by reference to... Read More
Thursday, February 20, 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 is intended to fulfill DOE's statutory obligation... Read More
Friday, February 14, 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 existing regulations governing certifying compliance with... Read More

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