December 7, 2017
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) has commissioned a survey of the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle business community to provide policy makers, business leaders, and energy stakeholders with key information about these critical sectors of our economy. NASEO would appreciate input from AHRI members to support energy jobs data in the report. Individual responses will remain strictly confidential, and the survey will take about fifteen minutes to complete. Members may access the survey here: http://www.bwresearch.com/pl/USEER2018.
The 2018 United States Energy and
Employment Report is an extension of work formerly produced by the U.S.
Department of Energy. NASEO and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) have
engaged the same independent research firm, BW Research Partnership, to the survey,
whose purpose is to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, barriers,
opportunities and needs from the business, workforce, investment, innovation,
and policy aspects of this important sector. Contact: Monica
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced the first public
review of BSR/ACCA 11 Manual Zr - 201x (Residential Zoning), and will accept
comments until January 15, 2018. Manual Zr defines the requirements for
designing zoned comfort systems for residential living space, including single
family detached structures that have one or more residential comfort systems
and multifamily attached structures that have separate comfort systems for each
dwelling unit. Multifamily attached structures include duplexes, triplexes,
town houses, row houses, and small to medium size condominiums three stories or
less. A copy of the proposed standard is available here: www.acca.org/ansi. Comments
on this public review must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on January 15, 2018, using the ACCA Public Response Form available
from www.acca.org/ansi/. Contact: Stephanie Murphy.
will host an HVAC Design Essentials course in
Dubai, January 14-16, 2018. This three-day program provides intensive,
practical training for HVAC designers and others involved in the delivery of
HVAC services in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. Attendees
will gain real-world, practical skills for designing and maintaining HVAC
systems. Click here for
further details and registration. Contact: Monica Cardenas.
On November 29, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE)
issued a pre-publication version of a Request for Information (RFI) to identify
potential modifications to the “Process Rule.” This RFI has been issued as a
result of the comments received in response to the May 30, 2017, request for
comments on reducing regulatory burden. A number of comments, including AHRI’s,
raised issues with DOE’s “Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for
Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer
Products,” i.e., the Process Rule. The RFI includes the following specific
AHRI is pleased to welcome the following new participants to its certification programs:
Public Review/Deadline: January 15, 2018
1st Public Review BSR/ASHRAE Standard 158.2- 2011R, Methods
of Testing Capacity of Refrigerant Pressure Regulators
To view details, refer to the recent
issues of ASHRAE’s Standards Actions. Access the Public Review
Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, & Technology/Public Review
page, and following the instructions to access the online comment
database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. Contact: Ladan Bulookbashi.
AHRI has published new versions of the following standards and guidelines,
which are available free from AHRI’s website.
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