Q4 2021 Emerging Technology Newsletter

Despite another challenging year due to COVID-19, the alliance remained resilient and NEEA staff wrapped up several long-term Emerging Technology projects. In fact, this quarter resulted in the culmination of several years of work on new television testing standards. First, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) released the CTA-2037C test procedure, based on test methodology developed by NEEA. And, in December ENERGY STAR® released the updated Version 9 TV specification.

In addition, the Emerging Technology team accomplished the following in 2021:

  • Worked with several partners to complete testing on freshwater recirculatory pumps, confirming significant energy savings;
  • Completed significant testing of electric and natural gas heat pumps;
  • Published the Version 9.0 draft of the Advanced Water Heating Specification;
  • Coordinated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (U.S. DOE) Partnership for Advanced Window Systems collaborative; and
  • Completed additional testing on paired washers and dryers to better understand real-world performance.

The Emerging Tech team looks forward to continuing its work in 2022. Please reach out with any questions or suggestions on NEEA’s emerging technology work. We’d love to hear from you.

~ Eric Olson, Manager, Emerging Technology & Product Management ~

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