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Tuesday, December 31, 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 commercial and industrial equipment covered by EPCA.... Read More
Monday, December 9, 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 the analytical approach and preliminary scope of... Read More
Friday, December 6, 2013
On December 6, 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register ... Read More
Wednesday, November 13, 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 all residential and certain commercial water... Read More
Thursday, October 31, 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 but do not meet the current regulatory definitions... Read More
Tuesday, October 29, 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 commercial water heaters, and it would extend... Read More
Friday, October 25, 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 also announces a public meeting to receive comment on... Read More
Friday, October 25, 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, 2012, DOE had issued a notice of proposed... Read More
Thursday, October 24, 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 equipment that utilizes condensing technology, and... Read More
Wednesday, October 23, 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 Act amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act... Read More
Tuesday, October 22, 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 heating, and refrigeration equipment.
Tuesday, October 22, 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 fans. Specifically, DOE seeks information on the... Read More
Thursday, October 3, 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.
Wednesday, September 11, 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 commercial refrigeration equipment.
Wednesday, September 11, 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 walk-in freezers and solicits comment on these... Read More

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