HVAC Producers May Get EPCA Compliance Date Extension
Apr 28, 2011
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Commercial HVAC manufacturers in the U.S. may get more time to file compliance reports on equipment covered by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). After industry voiced its concerns about the July 5, 2011, compliance date, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), suggesting the compliance date be pushed back by 18 months.

Compliance is required by manufacturers of some commercial equipment for heating, air-conditioning, water heating, refrigeration as well as producers of commercial walk-in coolers, freezers, and icemakers.

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) said the extra time is needed for DOE to revise Alternative Energy Determination Method (AEDM) provisions and to come up with ways to make the testing process less burdensome for manufacturers.

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