For the past year, APGA has discussed ASHRAE 62.1 committee’s attempt at eliminating the use of unvented heaters under the pretext of improving indoor air quality. ASHRAE 62.1 and 62.2 develop standards for ventilation and indoor air quality. If they are successful in eliminating the use of unvented equipment as an indoor air quality measure, anti-fossil fuel advocates will have found a way to circumvent the current preemption clause within the federal government’s appliance energy efficiency program.
The committee has received several outside studies and ASHRAE has even committed to funding an air quality study during the code development process. Unfortunately, the committee chair has ignored our comments and these studies. APGA is joining NPGA, American Gas Association, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association and several organizations in appealing this standard.
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