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ASHRAE, UN Environment Programme Announce Lower GWP Award Selections

Media Contact:Sherri [email protected] ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2019) – ASHRAE and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have announced the project selections for the 2019 ASHRAE-UNEP OzonAction Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Awards. The annual internatio...

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Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code Goes into Effect

On October 1, the 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code became effective; the code will be phased in over three months, wherein permit applicants will have the option to submit permits using either the current (2014) Oregon Structural Specialty Code, or the new 2019 code. Starting on January...

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ACEEE State Report Card

The 13th edition of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE's) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard has been released. The document is a progress report on state policies and programs that save energy, while producing environmental and economic benefits. States that are lead...

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Washington, DC Amending Energy Conservation Code

Washington, DC has released a second notice of proposed rulemaking, outlining an energy conservation code supplement. The District of Columbia currently has adopted ASHRAE 90.1-2013. The supplemental makes some amendments to the code. Comments are due by the end of August. copied from

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DOE Publishes Data to be Used for the 'Process Rule'

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) pertaining to the “Process Rule.” The data published will be used by DOE to determine the energy savings threshold for setting energy conservation standards for consumer products and commercial and indust...

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