Blog | February 11, 2015

New national furnace standards will save consumers money, but stronger standards could save even more

Yesterday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a proposed rule for furnaces that would provide significant savings for consumers on their home heating bills, and be among the biggest natural-gas saving standards ever completed by the agency. The new standards would reduce gas and propane furnace energy consumption by about 13% relative to basic furnaces sold today.

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Blog | October 1, 2013

New Efficiency Standards Would Tackle the Energy Hog Lurking in your Basement

[no-glossary]The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed strong new energy efficiency standards today that would address a major energy hog that may be lurking in your basement. The new standards would reduce the energy consumption of furnace fans, which are the fans that circulate heated and cooled air supplied by furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps through ductwork in homes.

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Press Release | July 31, 2012

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Can Dramatically Improve Residents’ Economic Stability

New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions

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Press Release | June 10, 2011

U.S. Sets First Regional Energy-Saving Standards for ACs and Furnaces, Upgrades National Heat Pump Standards

Consensus Standards Developed by Advocates and Industry Will Save Consumers Billions

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Press Release | December 16, 2010

Congress Likely to Extend, But Modify, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives for Appliances, New Homes, and Retrofits to Existing Homes

Washington, D.C.The tax package that passed the Senate yesterday and is likely to pass the House of Representatives soon includes extensions and revisions to three existing federal energy efficiency tax incentives: for appliances, a one-year extension; for new homes, coverage for  2010 and 2011; and for home retrofits, one year with modifications.

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Press Release | December 8, 2010

Special ACEEE 30th Anniversary Awards Celebrate Visionaries and Leaders

14 Awards Presented to Those Who Advance Energy Efficiency

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Press Release | April 1, 2010

New National Water Heater Standards Give Efficiency a Major Boost

Washington, D.C. — New efficiency standards released late yesterday by the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver huge energy savings nationwide by making each of the millions of new water heaters installed more energy-efficient, according to a coalition of energy efficiency, consumer, and environmental organizations.

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Press Release | December 2, 2009

New Water Heater Efficiency Standards Deliver Savings—But Not Enough

Washington, D.C. — New home water heater efficiency standards proposed yesterday by the Obama Administration will save energy and money for U.S. households and reduce global warming and other harmful emissions; but they fall short of their potential according to a broad coalition of energy-efficiency, consumer and environmental organizations. 

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Blog | November 15, 2009

Historic Agreements with AHRI and NEMA

On October 13, the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps signed an historic, voluntary agreement with the nation’s leading energy efficiency advocacy organizations supporting new federal standards for those products. (Read the Press Release.) For the first time, the agreement calls for regional efficiency standards to replace a quarter-century of national standards, and it also recommends more stringent building code provisions for new construction.

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