Government Policy and Regulation

April 10, 2024

Industry’s 5 Families, More Oppose DOE Proposed Standards

The groups advocate for a ‘no-new standard’ to DOE’s proposed energy-conservation standards for refrigeration equipment.

October 17, 2023

Regulatory Compliance Burdens a Top Concern Among Manufacturers

A recent NAFEM survey shows regulations and the cost of compliance keep companies from investing in new hires and more.

January 25, 2023

Manufacturers: Proposed DOE CRE Standards Could Impact Service Side

Keeping an eye on the horizon—with looming changes by the Department of Energy to commercial refrigeration equipment energy efficiency standards—NAFEM shared the results of a recent member survey in a Jan. 24 webinar. About three dozen tuned in. The survey, which also relied on input from members of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)…

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December 19, 2022

EPA Proposes Rule To Restrict HFCs in Refrigeration Equipment, Other Products

The proposed rule would prohibit manufacturing and importing products containing restricted HFCs, including commercial refrigeration equipment, by Jan. 1, 2025.

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December 8, 2022

New Energy Star Specifications for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers Effective Soon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Version 5.0 Energy Star Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers product specification will go into effect on Dec. 22.

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December 5, 2022

California FAST Act Put on Hold

The Save Local Restaurants Coalition gathered enough signatures for a referendum on the November 2024 ballot.

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December 1, 2022

San Diego Bans Polystyrene Foam

Restaurants soon will no longer be able to hand out Styrofoam food containers after San Diego became the latest city to say so long to polystyrene foam.

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November 28, 2022

SBA Releases $83M in RRF Grants to 169 Operators

The U.S. Small Business Administration began releasing $83 million in leftover RRF grants last week, following the program’s closure in June 2021.

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November 17, 2022

DOE Publishes Final Rule on Test Procedures for Ice Makers

The requirements take effect Dec. 1, and changes will become mandatory for equipment testing starting Oct. 27, 2023.

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November 11, 2022

Energy Star Specs Released for Commercial Electric Cooktops; Comment Period Open

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments on the Energy Star Version 1.0 Commercial Electric Cooktops Draft 1 Specification through Dec. 22.

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