The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its latest energy standards for commercial refrigeration equipment.
AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek said the new rule does not meet the criteria of past rules: economically justified and technologically feasible, benefitting consumers, and adequately taking into account potential negative economic impact.
DOE's March 28, 2014, final rule on energy standards for commercial refrigeration equipment is an update of standards set in 2009. It includes maximum daily energy consumption values as a function of either refrigerated volume or total display area for various equipment classes.
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