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AHAM, CSA, UL

Appliances Sustainability Standard Developed

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group and UL Environment have released AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for such appliances. This new standard is the third in a family of product sustainability standards under development … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Efficiency ‘Under-Enforced,’ FERC Nominee Under Fire

The Energy Department’s appliance efficiency program is not adequately enforced, which could result in consumers buying products that do not meet minimum standards, the DOE’s Office of Inspector General said in a report. The DOE has also been late by one year, on average, in approving rule-making for a number of … Read more »

Efficiency Standards: What’s Next?

Today we’re looking in greater detail at the energy efficiency goals for appliances and federal buildings that President Obama set out in his climate plan this week. (Yesterday, we looked at policy proposals for HFCs, and before that, carbon standards for power plants.) The plan pledges that all appliance and federal … Read more »