Industry News




05/28/2009

AHRI Opposes House Energy Bill in Current Form

 

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced its opposition to H.R. 2454: The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES Act) in its current form. AHRI president, Stephen Yurek, stated that AHRI much prefers the Senate’s approach to decreasing energy intensity, and that they object to the ACES Act as it is written due to the negative effects it will have on the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT).

“In its current form, the ACES Act would effectively allow any jurisdiction in the nation to enact its own energy policy through the use of prescriptive building codes, severely impacting the ability of heating, air conditioning, and commercial refrigeration manufacturers to provide products to residential and commercial customers in the most timely, efficient, and economical way,” says Yurek.

Yurek expressed AHRI’s concerns that allowing any building code, anywhere in the country, to specify an energy efficiency level for both residential and commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment would create marketing and distribution problems for AHRI member companies, distributors, and contractors. He stated that it also could possibly threaten thousands of American jobs. Rather than allowing state and local governments to set their own energy conservation standards through building codes, AHRI believes that Congress should revise and expand the tax credits contained in the stimulus bill, allowing more Americans to at least bring their heating and cooling systems to the federal minimum efficiency.

“We strongly believe that if a reduction in energy intensity is the goal, as Congress has said many times it is, the focus has to be on upgrading the nation’s installed base of heating and cooling equipment,” says Yurek. “As an industry that has a proud record of producing highly energy-efficient products, we are eager to work with Congress to accomplish the nation’s energy reduction goals. But Congress needs to leave manufacturing, distribution, installation, and maintenance to the experts, and concentrate on providing incentives that allow average Americans to save energy and money.”

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
comments powered by Disqus
09/04/2015

Research shows surge in extreme weather conditions.

09/03/2015

Arizona installation will provide 210 MW of renewable energy.

09/02/2015

Standard to create uniformity, common content for rating programs.

09/01/2015

Guidelines to improve safety of waterways.

08/31/2015

Occupant improvements help recruit new talent.

08/28/2015

Temperatures reach highest point since 1880.

08/27/2015

Large improvements drive water conservation on West Coast.

08/26/2015

Data breaches becoming more common.

08/25/2015

Research shows link between extreme weather events and long power disruptions.

08/24/2015

Specifications to improve wall resiliency.

08/21/2015

New resource can help FMs create scope of custodial work.

08/20/2015

Rule created to stem Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

08/19/2015

Portable devices encourage sedentary workers to exercise while seated.

08/18/2015

PACE program to drive building improvements.

08/17/2015

Survey shows management systems can streamline work order process.

08/14/2015

Tool will help schools improve air quality.

08/13/2015

Proposed ASHRAE rule to improve communication about energy consumption, forecasts.

08/12/2015

Installations rise as electricity costs drop to an all-time low.

08/11/2015

Linear, low-bay/high-bay LEDs spotlighted as best choices for commercial retrofits.

08/10/2015

Wind, solar set for big increases.

Page 1 of 56
FirstPrevious[1]2345678910NextLast

Sponsored Links