U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Public Workshop on a Rulemaking to Consider Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
The Department of Energy (Department) convened a public workshop to discuss and receive comments on issues it would address and the process it would follow in considering the adoption of energy conservation standards for commercial unitary air conditioners and heat pumps. The Department prepared a Framework Document to explain and discuss the process, analyses and issues concerning the development of such standards. For many of the issues and analyses, the Framework Document set forth approaches that the Department considered.
The workshop was held on Monday, October 1, 2001 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Room 1E-245 at the U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585.
The purpose of this public workshop was to hear the views of interested persons on the issues and process involved in a rulemaking to consider updated energy efficiency standards for commercial unitary air conditioners and heat pumps. The Department of Energy considered the views presented and comments submitted in formulating its approach in the rulemaking.
OPENING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS
COMMERCIAL UNITARY AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS - TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
- Market and Technology Assessment
- Screening Analysis
- Engineering Analysis
- Equipment cost efficiency
- Building load and energy saving analysis
- Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
- Consumer Subgroup Analysis
- National Energy Saving and Net Present Value Analysis
- Manufacturer Impact Analysis
- Employment Impact
- Utility Impact Analysis
- Environmental Analysis