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Amended Energy Conservation Standards Proposed for Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend its energy conservation standards for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps. DOE has determined that the proposed standards represent a four to seven percent improvement in energy efficiency, depending on the equipment capacity, and are technologically feasible and economically justified. They would apply to all covered items manufactured on or after the date that is four years after the publication of a final rule.

Comments, data and information concerning this proposal are due no later than Nov. 17. In addition, DOE will hold a public meeting Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C., to receive comments on the proposed standards and associated analyses and results. This meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar.

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