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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... Read More

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 This document also removes the standards for air conditioners that were superseded effective in 2006, and the now defunct references to the “through-the-wall air conditioner and...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

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 of DOE's analysis of the energy savings potential of amended energy conservation standards... Read More

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 section, and correct... Read More

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 compressors and an... Read More

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.

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.

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 publication date of the final rule.

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-filling of the condensate drain pan, require that ASHRAE Standard... Read More

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 be accessed... Read More

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 the... Read More

On February 12, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register request for information (RFI) and notice of document availability regarding energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products. DOE is initiating an effort to determine whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for residential conventional cooking products. This RFI seeks... Read More

On January 31, 2014 the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 to review its test procedures for covered products at... Read More

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