Debbie Lesko Requests Department of Energy Change Energy Efficiency Requirements Deadline to Ease Burdens for Arizona Builders

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08) recently sent a letter to the Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, requesting she delay the deadline for implementing minimum efficiency performance requirements for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in the south to give Arizona builders a buffer period.

“The Biden Administration has instituted an unworkable timeline for its new HVAC efficiency requirements that will harm Arizona builders,” Lesko said in a press release. “This deadline does not allow for a buffer period for builders to install existing and in-stock HVAC systems while they wait for the compliant systems to arrive, which will halt current construction projects. I am urging the Biden Administration to change the deadline to provide builders with the time they need to implement these new requirements.”

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