On July 31, 2012, representatives of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the North American Technicians Excellence (NATE) met with Department of Energy (DOE) staff to discuss the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals:
DOE assessed a $6,000 civil penalty against Paragon Sales Co. after Paragon signed a Compromise Agreement resolving the case for the company’s failure to certify that certain Liebherr residential freezers meet federal energy conservation standards.
DOE ordered Engineered Products Company to pay a $480 civil penalty after finding EPCO had manufactured/privately labeled and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 19 units of basic model 15701, a metal halide lamp fixture.
DOE ordered Almo Corporation to pay a $6,500 civil penalty after finding Almo had failed to certify that certain models of residential refrigerators comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.
DOE ordered Manitowoc Foodservice to pay an $6,000 civil penalty after finding Manitowoc Foodservice had failed to certify that Manitowoc walk-in coolers and freezers (WICFs) and their components comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.
DOE ordered International Refrigeration Products to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding International Refrigeration had failed to certify that certain room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.
DOE ordered ASKO Appliances, Inc. to pay a $36,500 civil penalty after finding ASKO had failed to certify that certain models of residential dishwashers and clothes washers comply with the applicable energy and water conservation standards.
DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Engineered Products Company manufactured/privately-labeled and distributed a number of units of noncompliant basic model 15701, a metal halide lamp fixture with a magnetic probe-start ballast in the U.S.