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Public Review Draft High Efficiency Commercial Air-conditioning and Heat Pumps Initiative

Date Published: November 20, 2017    
Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, HVAC - Commercial, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

This proposal to revise the CEEsm High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (HECAC) Initiative and CEE Commercial Unitary AC and HP Specification, was distributed to HVAC industry stakeholders for review and comment on November 20, 2017. As detailed in this letter, CEE respectfully requests stakeholder input on the proposal. The current CEE specification is provided as Appendix A; the proposed revisions are reflected in Appendix B, Draft CEE Commercial Unitary AC and HP Specification.

As indicated in the letter, CEE welcomes comments on any aspect of the proposal, but specifically requests feedback on:

  1. Whether the proposal effectively achieves its intent to balance achievable energy savings with product availability considerations
  2. Whether the proposed tiers support the tier objectives as stated in the letter
  3. Whether the number of tiers proposed differentiates significant performance differences in the market
  4. Whether the market characterization and energy savings potential sections of the proposed 2018 Initiative Description (sections 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6) are accurate.

The deadline for submitting written comments has been extended three weeks to February 16, 2018. Please contact Commercial Program Manager Bjorn Jensen at 617-337-9280 or bjensen@cee1.org with any comments or questions.

Errata

On January 12, 2018, a correction was made to values in the bottom row of Table 1. The correct number of OEMs with products qualifying at the proposed tier 1 level is ≥4 in most sizes, and the correct number of qualifying products is 467.

 

CEE Specification for Integral Replacement Lamps Sold at Retail - January 2, 2017

Date Published: January 2, 2017     Document Type: Specifications & Standards
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial, Lighting - Residential, Replacement lamps - Residential, Residential

The CEE Specification for Integral Replacement Lamps Sold at Retail is a key element of the CEE Residential Lighting Initiative, which is designed to address market barriers with a cohesive, binational strategy to transform the market to energy efficient lighting.

The specification was approved by the CEE Board of Directors on November 3, 2016 and became effective on January 2, 2017. The CEE specification serves to differentiate among the highest performing ENERGY STAR lamps. Specifically, it sets forth performance tiers that go above ENERGY STAR and identifies the levels at which programs are seeking to claim savings and provide a positive consumer experience while also encouraging manufacturer investment. 

2017 Commercial Lighting Program Summary

Date Published: October 18, 2017     Document Type: Program Summary
Fuel Type:Electric Sectors: Commercial, Commercial & Industrial, Lighting - Commercial

In support of the CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative ('CEE Initiative') the 2017 CEE Commercial Lighting Program Summary ('Program Summary') and Overview of Commercial Lighting Programs in the United States and Canada ('Program Overview') characterize currently active voluntary efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy consumption in commercial lighting systems. These programs can address a wide variety of individual measures as well as measures aimed at improving system efficiency and performance.

The Program Summary includes data for 81 CEE members with a variety of fuel types, including electric only (56 percent) and combined or fuel-neutral (44 percent), that offer some type of commercial lighting measure(s), representing 39 US states, including the District of Columbia, four Canadian provinces, and a total of 13,698,360 commercial and industrial customers. The Program Summary includes a listing of CEE member prescriptive programs and associated lighting products, highlighting at a high level CEE member efforts to capture savings with  mass-market and performance-based approaches. 

The Program Overview provides an analysis of data collected in the Program Summary, identifying CEE member participation in the CEE Initiaitive, and highlighting member program content, direction, and trends that can help inform future CEE Initiative direction. The Program Overview highlights trends over time, comparing program support for various lighting technologies and measure types in 2016 and 2017. It also assesses that program activity compared to relevent lighting industry market data. 

These resources provide value to a variety of stakeholders. CEE Member programs can use them as tools to assess changes in program activity over time and identify peers that are developing new approaches and offerings. Lighting industry stakeholders can use them to assess trends and identify program support for particular lighting offerings. Customers and distributors can use them as tools to identfy whether their local energy efficiency program may offer incentives for commercial lighting projects. 

Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative 

The CEE  Initiative seeks to enhance energy savings by improving the ability of the marketplace to deliver more energy efficient products and practices. The Initiative provides information about market and program drivers, objectives, strategy and scope, efficiency specifications, and initiative participation requirements. 

Since 2015, the Consortium has addressed the large mass-market opportunity with common definitions for energy efficiency in T8 replacement lamps in the form of a CEE performance specification. To support the Initiative, CEE maintains a list of qualifying products that meet the requirements of this specification.  The T8 Replacement Lamp Performance Specification can be found here