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Tougher Energy Conservation Standards Considered for Commercial Packaged Boilers

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend the energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. If adopted, these standards would apply to all covered products manufactured in or imported into the U.S. on or after the date that is three years after the publication of a final rule.

The DOE has tentatively concluded that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. In addition, equipment achieving the proposed standards is already commercially available for at least some, if not most, equipment classes covered by the proposal.

DOE will hold a public meeting (which will also be broadcast as a webinar) April 21 to receive comments on the proposed standards and associated analyses and results. DOE also welcomes comments, data and information regarding this proposal through May 23.

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