DOE Initiates Rulemaking for AC, Heat Pumps
Jun 12, 2008
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has begun a 3-year rulemaking and data collection process for establishing amended energy conservation standards for residential central air-conditioners and heat pumps.

A final rule is expected to be published in 2011 and the new standards will be effective June 2016.

DOE has scheduled a public meeting for today to discuss comments on its planned analytical approach and issues to be addressed in this rulemaking proceeding.


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