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Unity in fight against electric heating ban – EEMAC


June 2, 2010
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EEMAC, along with its Electric Heating Section, has created a North American Heating Coalition comprising over 15 companies (Canadian and American), whose goal is to stop the International Energy Conservation Code Committee from banning the use of electric heating.

The group’s main concern is the 6 to 5 vote at the last IECC
meeting, which would change the code on electric resistance heaters. The proposed new text at issue is as follows:

“403.7 Space Heating Equipment (Mandatory) – Electric resistance
heating shall not be used for space heating.  This includes, but is not
limited to, electric space heaters, electric furnaces, electric
baseboard heaters, electric wall heaters and electric thermal storage.”

Though there are some small exceptions, the proposal ultimately
eliminates the future market for such equipment. The Electric Heating
Coalition believes that the facts are “ill advised, biased and
misrepresented".

To get involved, contact EEMAC’s vice-president, Wayne Edwards, at wedwards@electrofed.com

EEMAC is the Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada, a council of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC).

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