U.S. Department of Energy

New England News
2:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

U.S. Dept. of Energy to Set New Efficiency Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy will set new, national standards for walk-in coolers and freezers, metal halide lamps, commercial refrigeration equipment, and electric motors to increase energy efficiency.
Credit U.S. Department of Energy

A recent agreement aims to improve the energy efficiency of major electrical appliances across the nation. In an agreement with an 11-member coalition including Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, the U.S. Department of Energy has committed to a schedule to update its standards for electrical equipment. The agreement requires the department to set new, national standards for walk-in coolers and freezers, metal halide lamps, commercial refrigeration equipment, and electric motors.

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