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On January 28, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of automatic commercial ice makers as well as establishing energy conservation standards for other classes of automatic commercial ice makers. It has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant... Read More

On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the test procedure proposals presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), published on May 21, 2014. The proposed revisions include modifications to the whole-home dehumidifier test setup and conduct, and revisions to the measurement of energy use in fan-only operation first proposed... Read More

On January 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule revising its regulations governing DOE verification testing of industrial equipment covered by EPCA rated with alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs). These regulations arose from a negotiated rulemaking effort on issues regarding the certification of commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), water... Read More

On January 6, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending its test procedures for vented home heating equipment and pool heaters. The amendments add provisions for testing vented home heating equipment that utilizes condensing technology, and incorporate by reference six industry test standards to replace the outdated test standards referred to in the existing DOE test procedure.... Read More

On January 26, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs). 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. DOE concluded in this final rule that... Read More

On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending DOE's regulations concerning the test procedures for the measurement of energy consumption for fluorescent lamp ballasts. Specifically, these amendments clarify the requirement to use the test procedures in Appendix Q1 to demonstrate compliance with the energy conservation standards that apply to fluorescent lamp ballasts... Read More

On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting for energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces (CWAF). DOE has tentatively concluded that there is sufficient record evidence to support more-stringent standards, so DOE is proposing to amend the current energy conservation standards for CWAF.... Read More

On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More

On November 26, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More

On December 2, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More

On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a ... Read More

On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of data availability regarding energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for cooking products. In this SNOPR DOE modifies its proposal to change the test equipment to allow for measuring the energy efficiency of induction cooking tops and proposes to add an additional test block size for electric surface units with large... Read More

On December 3, 2014  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule regarding test procedures for commercial clothes washers (CCWs). The final rule makes a technical correction to the certification reporting requirements for CCWs established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), adopts a new test procedure to be used to determine compliance with any revised energy conservation... Read More

On December 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products.

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