On December 28, 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy efficiency standards for the relatively obscure, but important, class of products know as uninterruptible power supplies or UPS. UPS provide critical protection from outages or fluctuations in electricity supply for sensitive electronic devices, particularly desktop computers (laptops usually have their own batteries built in).
On December 28, 2016, the US Department of Energy issued the first-ever energy efficiency standards for portable air conditioners (ACs). The new standards will reduce energy use more than 20% relative to the least-efficient products available today.
On December 28, 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy efficiency standards for commercial boilers, which are commonly used to heat schools, offices, apartments, and hospitals, among other building types. The new standards will reduce commercial boiler energy consumption by about 2-6% relative to the current standards.
Today the US Department of Energy (DOE) released new energy efficiency standards for rotary air compressors. These large air compressors power a range of commercial and industrial equipment such as manufacturing robots, pneumatic tools, and paint sprayers and use about 6 percent of all motor-driven electricity consumption in the industrial sector.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) published new minimum energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps today. The new standards, which are based on a negotiated agreement, will reduce air conditioner and heat pump energy use by about 7%, translating into hundreds of dollars in electricity bill savings for consumers over the life of their equipment.
Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized the first efficiency performance standards for ceiling fans. The new standards, which can be met with low-cost improvements, will reduce ceiling fan energy consumption by about 40% relative to the least-efficient fans available today while maintaining the availability of all types of ceiling fans.
Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a direct final rule establishing the first-ever efficiency standards for wine chillers. The new standards, which were negotiated by manufacturers and efficiency advocates, will reduce wine chiller energy use by 75% relative to the least efficient products on the market.