Everyone in the commercial refrigeration industry should be preparing for the impending 2020 Department of Energy (DOE) regulatory changes. You have reviewed the first two product compliance dates and posted them in your calendar. You have even memorized what equipment is affected on each date, along with what is out of scope. Further, you’ve already contacted your suppliers to get peace of mind that they are prepared to help you stay compliant. Is there anything else you could do to stay well ahead of DOE 2020?
Impending regulatory standards have been published multiple times by the DOE, hammered home in blogs and online discussions, yet there still may be some questions regarding how the new regulations will affect the commercial refrigeration equipment you buy, whether it is a new installation or replacement.
Depending on whether you are a contractor, OEM, wholesaler or end-user, the questions you ask yourself may differ slightly, but you may want to consider the following:
As we draw closer to 2020, DOE regulatory compliance will be a team effort between each of these segments in the commercial refrigeration industry. Stay tuned for more in our next DOE blog.