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Combination (all–in–one) Washer–Dryers Specification Version 6.0

The ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 specification for clothes washers was finalized on May 2, 2012, and will take effect on February 1, 2013. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact Amanda Stevens, EPA, at stevens.amanda@epa.gov.

Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Clothes Washers - May 2, 2012

Stakeholder Comments on Final Draft, Version 6.0

Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Clothes Washers — March 30, 2012

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Final Draft Version 6.0 specification. The deadline for comments is April 13, 2012. Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Clothes Washers Draft 2 Version 6.0 Specification

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Clothes Washers — January 26, 2012

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Draft 2 Version 6.0 specification. The deadline for comments is February 24, 2012. Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Clothes Washers Draft 1 Version 6.0 Specification

ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Webinar Meeting — October 21, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar on October 21, 2011, to discuss the Draft 1 Version 6.0 specification. Meeting materials are provided below.

Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Clothes Washers — October 12, 2011

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Draft 1 Version 6.0 specification. The deadline for comments is November 11, 2011. Comments are due via e–mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Conference Call — January 27, 2011

A stakeholder conference call was held on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 9:00 AM US Eastern Time to discuss the recent dryer test procedure publication and discuss next steps.

Stakeholder Conference Call — August 31, 2010

A stakeholder conference call was held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at 3:00 PM US Eastern Time to discuss test procedure options.

EPA Notices

On May 14, 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed stakeholders of its intention to discontinue the qualification of combination (all–in–one) washer–dryers under the ENERGY STAR residential clothes washer specification. In the absence of an ENERGY STAR performance specification for residential clothes dryers, EPA concluded it is inappropriate to associate the ENERGY STAR label with all–in–one washer–dryers. In response to stakeholder comment on this issue, EPA decided to go ahead and stop accepting new all–in–one washer–dryer qualifications but provide an opportunity for these models to demonstrate high efficiency performance on a whole–product basis. On June 29, 2010, EPA issued a Notice on Combination (all–in–one) Clothes Washers, outlining EPA's strategy to provide an opportunity for these models to demonstrate high efficiency performance on a whole–product basis. This plan has two steps: First, to identify a test procedure that takes dryer energy use into account, and second, to establish new requirements for all–in–one washer–dryers based on whole–product performance.

Stakeholder Comments on Test Procedure

Stakeholder Comments on May 14, 2010 Letter