Codes and Standards

  • 03.11.20

    ASSE International Publishes Three Revised Product Performance Standards

    ASSE 1014-2020, Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Devices for Hand-held Showers, ASSE 1020-2020, Performance Requirements for Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assemblies, and ASSE 1069-2020, Performance Requirements for Automatic Temperature Control Mixing Valves, have been designated as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are now available for purchase.

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  • 03.04.20

    Coronavirus Considerations for Contractors

    As of this writing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are 106 confirmed cases of U.S. citizens infected by what is called COVID-19, which stands for the year the coronavirus disease was discovered.  Contractors need to consider additional steps to protect employees to the extent they can.

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  • 01.29.20

    Advocacy News

    DOE Releases Final Process Rule That Addresses Energy Conservation Standards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to publish its Final Rule, “Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products,” more commonly called the Process Rule. PHCC has been following this rule and remains supportive of these changes.

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  • 01.15.20

    Refrigerant Regulations and Policies – 2019 Year-end Review

    As we enter 2020, the HVACR industry continues the transition to low-GWP refrigerants. As a point of reference, here’s an update of what was accomplished in 2019.

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