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EA-1918: Final Environmental Assessment

Final Rule, 10 CFR 433, “Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High-Rise Residential Buildings”

This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of updating the baseline standard in 10 CFR 433 to the latest private sector standard based on cost-effectiveness and DOE’s determination that energy efficiency has been improved in these codes as required by 42 U.S.C 6831 et seq.  DOE has previously published a final determination with regard to the comparison of American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)/Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Standard 90.1-2010 (90.1- 2010) to the prior version, ASHRAE 90.1-2007.  (76 FR 64904; October 19, 2011.)