DOE ordered Fagor America, Inc. to pay a $13,000 civil penalty after finding Fagor America had failed to certify that certain models of residential refrigerator-freezers and dishwashers comply with the applicable energy and water conservation standards.
DOE ordered BSH Home Appliances Corp. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding BSH had failed to certify that certain models of residential clothes washers comply with the applicable energy/water conservation standards.
DOE referred the matter of Sunpentown-brand refrigerator, model RF-330SS, manufactured by Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd., to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.
DOE ordered Metl-Span LLC to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Metl-Span had failed to certify that any basic models of walk-in cooler and freezer components comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.
On April 25, 2013, several representatives of energy efficiency advocacy organizations met with staff and members of the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) along with some compressed air experts at the offices of the Alliance to Save Energy to explore and discuss a consensus approach to advancing energy efficiency of compressed air systems within the context of the DOE’s potential rulemaking on compressors.