ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwasher Version 3.0 Spec gets an extension; ENERGY STAR Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Version 3.0 Spec takes effect on Jan. 28; and ENERGY STAR is updating its commercial foodservice equipment materials with the latest savings figures and product information.
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The article addresses the escalating attention and enforcement activities being directed toward energy-efficiency standards, and how companies are responding with more stringent quality control and increased involvement in standards setting.
It’s clear from everything going on in the foodservice equipment industry that energy-efficiency standards are not only here to stay, they continue to increase.
As part of Executive Order 13771 to reduce regulation and regulatory costs, DOE requested comments to improve its process for considering new or revised energy conservation standards.
Late this month, NAFEM submitted comments in response to DOE’s request for information to inform its Energy Conservation Standards Program Design. DOE is looking at changes, or “flexibilities,” to the program that could include market-based approaches, “feebate” programs, or other ways to reduce compliance costs and/or increase consumer choices.