DOE Postpones Five Energy Efficiency and Conservation Standards
The Department of Energy (DOE) has postponed the effective date of five energy efficiency and conservation standards until March 21, 2017, consistent with the January 21 memorandum from the White House calling for a freeze of new and pending regulations to give the administration time to review these regulations. The postponed rules include test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and compressors, and conservation standards for ceiling fans and construction standards for federal buildings.
The full text of the rules is available here:
- Test Procedures for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers, 81 Fed. Reg. 95758 (Dec. 28, 2016)
- Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heaters, 82 Fed. Reg. 1426 (Jan. 5, 2017)
- Test Procedures for Compressors, 82 Fed. Reg. 1052 (Jan. 4, 2017)
- Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans, 82 Fed. Reg. 6826 (Jan. 19, 2017)
- Energy Efficiency Standards for the Design and Construction of New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings’ Baseline Standards Update, 82 Fed. Reg. 2857 (Jan. 10, 2017)