ENERGY STAR Purchasing & Procurement resources include lists of qualifying products, key product criteria, drop-in procurement language and savings calculators. Organizations can use these resources to facilitate the procurement of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products and prevent greenhouse gas emissions.
The following is an example of language you may wish to require in your upcoming contract:
Provide commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers that earn the ENERGY STAR and meet the ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency as outlined below. The vendor is encouraged to visit energystar.gov for complete product specifications and an updated list of qualifying products.
|Product Type||Current Criteria (Energy Consumption Under Test Conditions)|
|Refrigerators||<= 0.10V + 2.04 kW-hours/day|
|Freezers||<= 0.40V + 1.38 kW-hours/day|
|Refrigerator-Freezers||<= 0.27AV - 0.71 kW-hours/day|
|Ice Cream Freezers||<= 0.39V + 0.82 kW-hours/day|
V = Internal volume in ft3
AV = Adjusted volume = (1.63 x freezer volume in ft3) + refrigerator volume in ft3