HVACR Energy Efficiency Regulations are heating up: Upcoming DOE direct final rule changes, What they mean to you and what to do about it

The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued 10 Direct Final Rules, with dozens more expected over the next several years with an impact to the HVACR industry. What are these changes, What are the implications for your HVACR product development process, and How can manufacturers keep up?

Regulations impact product scope and categories, Energy Efficiency levels, testing processes, and more. Direct Final Rules for HVACR test procedures, energy conversation standard changes and new certification requirements are discussed. Other topics impacting the industry are also highlighted, such as regulation of components, commercial HVAC metrics changing to IEER (9/30/14 Notice of Proposed Rule), and walk-in refrigeration regulation.

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