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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 Post | 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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Press Release | November 11, 2004

Consensus Agreement on Air Conditioner Efficiency Standards Reached; Will Avoid Need for Twenty-Five Power Plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air conditioner manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates announced today that they have reached an agreement on consensus federal equipment efficiency standards for air conditioners and heat pumps used in many commercial buildings that, if enacted by federal regulators and Congress, will avoid the need for 25 new power plants. The current federal standard was established by Congress in 1992 and calls for the most common type of equipment to have an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 8.9.

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Press Release | April 13, 2001

Statement of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on the Bush Administration Decision to Weaken Energy Efficiency Standards for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The decision announced today by the Bush Administration to weaken the recently published standards for the energy consumption of central air conditioners and heat pumps is stunningly shortsighted. This summer, and for several summers to come, many states and communities will contend with unreliable electric service, including brownouts and blackouts. The demand for electricity during summer months is driven largely by cooling loads, including residential central air conditioners.

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Press Release | July 14, 2000

Guide to Energy-Efficient Equipment Helps Owners and Occupants of Commercial Buildings: Updated 2nd Edition

Washington, D.C. — Owners and occupants of commercial buildings spend more than $80 billion a year on heating, cooling, lighting, and other energy services. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Guide to Energy-Efficient Commercial Equipment provides commercial building owners and occupants with practical, up-to-date information on how to reduce energy consumption, improve building systems performance, and increase worker comfort and productivity.

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