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May 2018
USTR Proposed List of Chinese HVACR Products Subject to Tariffs
In mid-April the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a proposed list of Chinese imports that could be subject to an additional 25% tariff once the list becomes final.
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May 2018
ASHRAE’s LowDown Showdown Modeling Competition Seeks Participants
ASHRAE is seeking participants for its fourth annual LowDown Showdown Modeling Competition, held in conjunction with the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild Conference, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Sept. 26-28, in Chicago.
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Apr 2018
DOE Issues Enforcement Policy and Final Determination
In late February the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released an enforcement policy that acknowledged AHRI’s Next Generation Directory transition. The Directory, which was released in January, is a real-time online directory that includes more than 7.2 million listings of AHRI-Certified products.
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Apr 2018
NEBB Publishes New Building Standard
NEBB recently released ANSI/NEBB Whole Building Technical Commissioning of New Construction Standard S110-2018. The standard provides comprehensive technical guidance to a systematic development and implementation of commissioning. It describes organization, planning, procedures and methods to verify and document that the performance of building systems is (or is not) in conformance with building specifications and contract documents.
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Apr 2018
Study Finds Low-income Energy Efficiency Creates Savings
A new study of low-income energy efficiency opportunities finds that increasing investments in comprehensive energy efficiency services for low-income families would benefit everyone by creating healthier and more resilient communities, saving energy and lowering bills for customers who need it most.
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Mar 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Request to Rehear HFC Case
This February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions for a rehearing of a controversial ruling the court delivered in August 2017 that barred the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from prohibiting HFCs as replacements for ozone-depleting refrigerants by incumbent users.
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Mar 2018
Congress Extends Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit
Last month, Congress approved federal legislation that included the extension of federal tax credits for residential and commercial GHP installations. The reinstated GHP tax credits are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017, and extended to Jan. 1, 2022. The language also changes an important consideration for commercial GHP projects, making them eligible if commenced by Jan. 1, 2022, rather than placed in service.
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Mar 2018
2019 Proposed U.S. Budget Includes Cuts At EPA
Under the new proposed U.S. budget for 2019 the Trump administration would cut almost a quarter of the EPA’s current budget. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s FY 2018–FY 2022 Strategic Plan emphasizes the Agency’s “Back-to-Basics” agenda. The agenda set out in this plan has three over-arching goals which reflect the Administrator’s core philosophies: (1) refocus the agency back to its core mission; (2) restore power to the states through cooperative federalism; and (3) lead the agency through improved processes and adhere to the rule of law,” notes the EPA website.
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Mar 2018
Con Edison Offering More Incentives for HVAC Programs
This year, Con Edison is providing more incentives for commercial and industrial customers that make HVAC upgrades. The Equipment Rebate program offers cash for the installation of standard energy-efficient equipment, including: HVAC, furnace, boiler and chillers, lighting and lighting controls, refrigeration and non-lighting custom.
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Aug 2017
EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Emissions Rules
On Wednesday, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt reversed an earlier decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era rules reducing air pollutants that cause smog.
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