Updated white paper addresses a variety of topics, including new ENERGY STAR® standards, new legislation affecting refrigerated display cases and required certifications for commercial foodservice equipment
ST. LOUIS, January 27, 2013 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), published its white paper titled “Status of Energy Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.” The recently updated white paper addresses a variety of topics, including:
- ENERGY STAR standard v3.0 for ice machines — goes into effect Feb. 1, 2013. The new ENERGY STAR levels require a 7–10% energy improvement over previous specifications. New ENERGY STAR efficiency standards for reach-ins will go into effect April 2014. Version 3.0 will be based on the top 25% of energy performers.
- Legislation H.R. 6582 — the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act is now a law. This law lessens the regulatory burden on deli-style display cases by making service-over-the-counter (SOTC) refrigerator units a separate product classification.
- Required certifications for commercial foodservice equipment — the Department of Energy (DOE) requires refrigerated foodservice equipment manufacturers to submit annual reports to the DOE certifying compliance of their basic models with applicable standards. Individual models can be grouped as a “basic model” such that the certified rating for the basic model matches the represented rating for all the included models. The DOE may at any time test a basic model to assess whether it is in compliance with the applicable energy conservation standards.
“Contractors, OEMs and retailers need the most current information in order to comply with the latest changes in our industry’s regulations,” said Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D., vice president, engineering services and sustainability, Emerson Climate Technologies.
In addition, the white paper updates these topics:
- Maximum daily energy use calculations for reach-in coolers
- Energy usage and U.S. population
- Options for walk-in freezer doors
- Maximum daily energy use for ice machines
- LEED v4
- California Title 24 for supermarkets
Emerson also facilitates an energy rebate program for the Copeland Scroll™ Outdoor Condensing Unit (XJ series) for commercial refrigeration. This free service enables wholesalers and contractors to identify and process rebates for these products. Ranging in sizes from 1.5–6 HP, the XJ units can deliver up to 40% higher annual energy efficiency when compared to standard industry offerings. More information about the rebate program is available at http://estore.rrd.com/Emerson/download.ashx?did=908.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a company of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, is the world’s leading compressor manufacturer, offering more than 10,000 compressor models in a full range of technologies, including scroll, reciprocating and screw compressor designs. A pioneer in the HVACR industry, the company led the introduction of scroll technology to the marketplace. Today, more than 100 million Copeland Scroll™ compressors have been produced for residential and commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems around the world. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.