As leaders in the commercial refrigeration industry, we like to stay on the forefront of all relevant trade news, especially updates regarding the new DOE 2020 regulations. At Heatcraft, we follow ASHRAE’s updates as they are an organization of esteemed HVACR engineers dedicated to energy efficient equipment and building codes. They work closely with the Department of Energy in establishing new protocols that can affect wholesalers, contractors, and end-users of commercial refrigeration equipment. In recent news, ASHRAE and the DOE signed an agreement that might be of interest to those in the trade.
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the DOE’s EERE (Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) division to formalize their relationship and identify tangible goals.
Signed by ASHRAE President, Sheila J. Hayter, and the DOE’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Daniel R. Simmons, the MoU specifically defines how the two organizations will work together to promote mutual interests, achieve tangible goals, and promote energy efficiency and awareness.
The MoU was signed by both parties on May 22, 2019. Within the new MoU, the following goals were defined:
According to ASHRAE President, Sheila J. Hayter, “This MoU agreement represents valuable coordination of resources between ASHRAE and the Department of Energy which establishes a solid framework to facilitate advances within the built environment.” Daniel R. Simmons, Assistant Secretary of EERE, noted “We value the expertise of our stakeholders, including ASHRAE, and look forward to our continued collaboration together.”
Visit our DOE 2020 regulatory website often for more information on how the Department of Energy’s impending standards will impact different product lines within the commercial refrigeration equipment sector.