Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

ARI Says Efficiency Proposal Takes Wrong Approach
Apr 25, 2007
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

A new U.S. legislative proposal to promote energy efficiency improvements to residential and commercial appliances and equipment, such as central air-conditioning, will have the adverse effect of hindering the development and use of energy efficient technology. This was the message from Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute President Stephen R. Yurek in testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Monday.
 
“The Energy Efficiency Promotion Act (S. 1115), while admirable in its attempt to conserve energy, will ultimately undercut the effective energy efficiency programs developed by Congress and administered by the Department of Energy,” said Yurek. “These current laws and regulations work because they are the result of a partnership with industry that has given manufacturers the opportunity to provide critical input into the development of energy-saving performance standards that still allow them to produce affordable, quality products for the American public.
 
“Not only would this legislation hurt industry, it would hurt consumers and environmental progress,” said Yurek. “It will also change an enforceable program at the manufacturer level to an unenforceable program at the point of installation. In addition, ARI opposes the legislation because it contains a number of provisions that would open the door to a morass of federal and regional performance and design standards for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment.”
 
As an alternative, ARI recommends the adoption of a menu of alternative, energy-efficiency measures to achieve the bill’s objectives. These include:

  • Supporting residential energy efficiency initiatives like incentives and rebates for the purchase of efficient appliances;
  • Passing tax incentives to accelerate the replacement of older HVACR equipment in commercial buildings with more efficient technology;
  • Strengthening the nation’s support of workforce education and certification to promote more efficient installations of HVACR equipment.
  • Funding research and development projects to advance the next generation of energy efficient technologies.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Dec 22, 2014: DOE's Building Technologies Office releases Roadmap for Emerging HVAC Technologies

Dec 19, 2014: Whirlpool Corp. provides guidance for 2015

Dec 19, 2014: Panasonic to showcase built-in appliances at LivingKitchen 2015

Dec 19, 2014: New residential construction in November 2014

Dec 19, 2014: 2014 U.S. steel production up 0.7% from 2013

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

November 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight Annual Subscriptions
November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows