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Regional Efficiency Standards Save Energy.

Regional Efficiency Standards Save Energy.

Congratulations to the Air –Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) for being awarded the 2011 “Super Nova of Energy Efficiency” award from the Alliance to Save Energy.   AHRI lead a coalition energy efficiency advocacy groups in developing a regional efficiency standard consensus agreement.   Rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach the efficiency standard of a furnace, heat pump or central air-conditioner will now depend on the Read more [...]
Programmable Thermostat Standard Saves Heating and Cooling Costs

Programmable Thermostat Standard Saves Heating and Cooling Costs

Last month saw the launch of NEMA DC3, Annex A Energy Efficiency Requirements for Programmable Thermostats.  This standard will form the technical specification for the Energy Aware certification program reported in a recent NEMACurrents Blog.  NEMA DC3, Annex A was developed to replace the EnergyStar specification for programmable thermostats.  When EPA decided to suspend the EnergyStar label for programmable thermostats NEMA responded quickly to industry’s need to provide Read more [...]