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On Ocotber 27, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a ... Read More

On October 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice requesting information concerning energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters. DOE is initiating a rulemaking to consider amended energy conservation standards for commercial water heaters, hot water supply boilers, and unfired hot... Read More

On October 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice requesting information concerning test procedures and energy conservation standards for residential solar water heaters. DOE is requesting comments, data, and information related to solar-thermal water heating systems where... Read More

On July 17, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting and availablility of the Framework Document. DOE is initiating this rulemaking and data collection process to consider establishing energy conservation standards for computer and battery backup systems (computer systems).

On July 29, 2014 the U.S. Deparment of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule technical amendment. Specifically, DOE is amending the relevant portions of its regulations to reflect the Court's order vacating the amended energy conservation standards for non-weatherized gas furnaces (including mobile home furnaces), which were adopted in the June 27, 2011 direct final rule for residential furnaces and residential... Read More

On Septermber 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it has conducted for purposes of establishing energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. The meeting will cover the analytical framework, models, and tools that DOE is using to evaluate potential standards for this product; the results of... Read More

On September 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public... Read More

On September 30, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking for energy conservation standards for Small, Large, and Very Large Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment.

On May 29, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule, establishing energy conservation standards for a number of different groups of electric motors that DOE has not previously regulated. For those groups of electric motors currently regulated, today's rulemaking would maintain the current energy conservation standards for some electric motor types and amend the energy conservation... Read More

On June 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer components, having determined that these standards are technologically feasible and economically justified and would result in the significant conservation of energy. These standards are expressed in terms of annual walk-in... Read More

On May 21, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for dehumidifiers. This test procedure rulemaking for dehumidifiers includes proposed amendments to the existing test procedure and would establish a new... Read More

On May 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) regarding test procedures for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. This SNOPR supports implementation of labeling provisions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and implementation of DOE’s energy... Read More

On May 14, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting and availability of the preliminary technical support document regarding energy conservation standards for residential dehumidifiers. The public meeting will discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis DOE has conducted. Specifically, the meeting will cover the... Read More

On May 9, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publsihed a notice of data availability and a request for comment in relationship to a proposed coverage determination and test procedure for portable air conditioners. In a notice of proposed determination (NOPD) that DOE had published on July 5, 2013,  DOE tentatively determined that portable air conditioners (ACs) qualify as a covered product under Part B of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. To assist... Read More

On May 13, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures and alternative efficiency determination methods for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. DOE is revising its regulations related to the use of methods for certifying compliance and reporting ratings in accordance with energy conservation standards as they apply to walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers.... Read More

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