August 11, 2022


New DOE National Standards impact heat and cooling efficiency ratings

The Department of Energy is changing the way HVAC systems are tested and updating the national standards for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, or HSPF, and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER. With this change, new rating values and nomenclature will be used to denote the efficiency ratings. The new, improved testing procedures for HSPF2 (heating efficiency) and SEER2 (cooling efficiency) will better represent external conditions seen in the field....More

BPA webinar: Industrial Heat Pumps

On Aug. 25, from 10 — 11:00 a.m.(PDT), BPA and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, or ACEEE, will host an informational webinar for utilities to build awareness of Industrial Heat Pumps, or IHPs, and provide high-level technical training...More


ET webinar: BPA - approved new commercial refrigeration savings opportunities

Please join us on Aug. 11, from 10 — 11:00 a.m. (PDT), for an informational webinar reviewing the process, tools, and technology involved with a new streamlined custom project process and measurement and verification, or M&V, plan developed to support commercial refrigeration system improvements...More

BPA webinar: Industrial Adjustable Speed Drives market insights and savings

On Aug. 18 from 10 — 11:00 a.m. (PDT), BPA’s market research team will present regional market and energy consumption trends related to standalone pumps and fans serving the industrial sector. In particular, the team will speak to the adoption of adjustable speed drives on industrial pumps and fans, and how much energy savings this type of control device has brought the region over the past six years. The presentation will cover insights specific to different industries, how regional utility programs have impacted the market and the future energy efficiency opportunities for this market. We encourage utility staff working in the industrial sector to attend this webinar....More

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