Products that save energy & help prevent climate change

Water Heaters

for Partners
(Are you a consumer? For Consumers )

Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.

Water Heaters Program Requirements Version 2.0 PDF icon (174KB) 

Water Heaters Program Requirements Version 3.0 PDF icon (285KB) (Effective April 16, 2015; Note: as of July 18, 2013, manufacturers may have products certified to V3.0)

There are no new versions currently in development.

Applying for the ENERGY STAR

If your product meets our criteria, then apply for an ENERGY STAR label.

To qualify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. A list of EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures, is available at

Training Offerings

Fact sheets, retail training materials, and other tools to help communicate the benefits of purchasing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.