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Tougher Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial A/C and Heating Equipment Proposed

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy is proposing to amend the energy conservation standards for small, large and very large air-cooled commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment after having determined that more stringent standards are technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. These proposed standards, if adopted, would apply to all subject equipment manufactured in and intended for distribution and sale in, or imported into, the U.S. on or after the date that is three years after the publication of the final rule.

Comments, data and information on the proposed revisions are due no later than Dec. 1. In addition, the DOE will hold a public meeting concerning the proposed revisions Nov. 6 in Washington, D.C. This meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar.

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