EPA Announces New ENERGY STAR Requirements for Audio/Video Equipment

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Audio/video (AV) equipment that meets EPA's new, more stringent specification will be up to 60% more efficient than conventional models. The new requirements for Audio and Video equipment now covers a wider range of products such as: Home-Theater-in-a-Box (HTIB), audio amplifiers, AV receivers, Shelf systems, DVD players, Blu Ray players, and docking stations — that offer audio amplification or optical disc drive functions. Commercial AV products are also covered.