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GBA: Window-Mounted Air Conditioners Save Energy
Green Building Advisor says compared to homes with central air conditioning, homes with window units have lower cooling costs.

NRCan: Energy Star Cooling & Ventilating Equipment
Natural Resources Canada provides information and resources on Energy Star standards for cooling and ventilation equipment.

NRCan: Higher Efficiency Requirements For Package Terminal Air Conditioners
Natural Resources Canada is proposing to amend Canadian Energy Efficiency Regulations under which dealers in Canada would be required to comply with higher efficiency requirements for package terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (PTAC/HP).

US DOE: Performance Testing Of Residential Window Mounted Air Conditioners
US Department of Energy slide-show Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Mounted Air Conditioners summarizes a study including performance mapping, infiltration testing, recirculation testing and recommendations on how to improve performance. (PDF)
Procedures

US DOE: Homeowner Guide To Window Air Conditioner Installation
US Department of Energy factsheet A Homeowner's Guide to Window Air Conditioner Installation illustrates proper installation of window air conditioning units in order to improve energy efficiency, cost savings, and comfort for homeowners. (PDF)
Product Supply

NRCan: 2012 EnerGuide Room Air Conditioner Directory
Natural Resources Canada online guide provides information and resources to help select room air conditioners, and a list of energy efficient models. (PDF)
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