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Energy Conservation Standards Proposed for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy is proposing new energy conservation standards for walk-in cooler and freezer refrigeration systems that, if adopted, would apply to all covered goods manufactured in or imported into the U.S. starting three years after the publication date of a final rule.

DOE has tentatively concluded that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and would result in the significant conservation of energy. In addition, equipment achieving the proposed standards is already commercially available for all equipment classes covered by this proposal. However, DOE notes that it could end up adopting standards that are either higher or lower than those proposed.

DOE will hold a public meeting on this proposal (which will also be broadcast as a webinar) Sept. 29. Comments, data and information regarding this proposal may be submitted through Nov. 14.

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