Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Consensus Appliance Agreements Act

In the February issue of the RSES online Journal John Iwanski discusses the current proposals for the Consensus Appliance Agreements Act and new Energy Star standards. These are still proposals, not law, but they could definitely have a major impact on our industry. The most significant thing I see is that efficiency minimums would be different for different sections of the country. An 80% furnace would be legal in Georgia, but not in Maine. Or more interesting, Arizona would have different standards than Colorado or Texas. A number of industry organizations were involved in the negotiations, among them AHRI. The EPA is also proposing changes to the Energy Star program. To read more about the Consensus Appliance Agreement Act or the Energy Star proposal, go to

Positions of Industry Organizations
       ASE Alliance to Save Energy
       AHRI Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute
      HARDI Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International


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