Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Water-Heating Equipment
GAO-10-109R: Oct 5, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) new rule on the energy conservation standards and test procedures for commercial hearting, air-conditiong, and water-heating equipment for the Energy Conservation Program. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers and adopts a new energy conservation standard for water-cooled and evaporatively-cooled commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity at or above 240,000 Btu/h and less than 760,000 Btu/h; and (2) GAO found that DOE complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.