Support of Decorative Gas Appliances

Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders urge the Department of Energy (DOE) to not impose proscriptive content standards for decorative gas hearth appliance products that could have unknown consequences on the safety and reliability, and would limit consumer choices and reduce the availability of gas hearth appliances;

Further resolved that NAHB urge DOE to incorporate the CSA definitions Z21.50 and Z21.88 into its Final Rule at 10 CFR Part 430, and to remove decorative gas hearth appliances and gas log set products from any regulation in the Final Rule;

Further resolved that NAHB supports and encourages objective and scientifically tested performance-based standards for the manufacture of decorative gas hearth appliance products.

Further resolved that NAHB supports and encourages the efforts of industry in its opposition to the DOE Final Rule that classifies decorative gas hearth products and gas log sets as direct heating equipment and subjects them to unattainable thresholds, and which will effectively prohibit the manufacture, sale and use of decorative gas hearth appliances and gas log set products in homes.

 

Resolution originally adopted: 2010/09 No. 21

Committees with primary jurisdiction:

  • Construction, Codes & Standards Committee

 

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