Prepare Now for 2023 Energy Efficiency Standards

Check out what Project Engineer, Rafael Carrero, P.E., BCxP, LEED AP Carrero, has to say about the new minimum efficiency standards for HVAC systems, going into effect next year. Thanks for the information!

In January 2023, new minimum efficiency standards for many HVAC systems will go into effect. The change, reflective of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to reduce overall energy use in the U.S., increases the minimum efficiency standards for rooftop units by 15%.

Many of today’s units will not meet the new requirements. And unfortunately, waiting to complete replacement projects in 2023 will likely mean higher prices and delays due to continued global supply chain challenges.

We at McHugh have been working with some of our equipment reps to get ahead of the curve and learn about the new efficiency standards and their implications in our current and future projects. We are also in the process of identifying retrofit solutions now that may help building owners avoid challenges in the future.
The following article gives a comprehensive explanation of the coming changes.