Report: DOE Moves to Approve ASHRAE’s 90.1-2016 Energy-Efficiency Building Standards Sep 11, 2017 Standard 90.1-2016 establishes a model energy code for energy conservation standards for residential and commercial buildings. Where the U.S. Stands on Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants Jul 06, 2017 In June 2016, the U.S. announced Mission Innovation, an effort to advance renewable, non-fossil energy. Then came November and the political sea change. Federal Energy Rulemaking: Non-stop, Self-Perpetuating Aug 31, 2016 The commercial-packaged-boiler rules are just one of 29 energy-conservation proposals in the U.S. Department of Energy’s regulatory pipeline. New Efficiency Standards Sought for Commercial Packaged Boilers Jun 07, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy's proposed rule revising efficiency standards for commercial packaged boilers is open for public comment until June 22, 2016. EPA Lowers National Air-Quality Standard for Ground-Level Ozone Oct 07, 2015 On Oct. 1, the EPA announced a new standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb), a reduction from the 2008 standard of 75 ppb. Industrial Boiler Operators Bracing for U.S. EPA Ozone Decision Sep 08, 2015 The current standard is 75 ppb. In December 2014, the EPA announced the possibility of lowering the standard to a level between 65 ppb and 70 ppb.